Sidney Edward Draper

Name

Sidney Edward Draper

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

31/07/1917
21

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Lance Corporal
265759
Hertfordshire Regiment

Awards

1914 (Mons) Star, British War and Victory Medals

Cemetery/Memorial

YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
Panel 54 and 56.
Belgium

UK Memorials

Hertfordshire Regt Memorial, All Saints Hertford
Not on the Datchworth memorials

Pre War

Sidney Draper was born in Datchworth in late 1895 to parents Edward Levi and Ellen Draper (formerly Fordham). In 1901 he was living in Sawbridgeworth with his parents, and his father was a police sergeant. In 1911 had moved to Harwood Road 'Watford, alone with parents and was a Railway Clerk. By then his father is a police inspector.

Wartime Service

From previous service number 2952 he may have served in the Hertfordshire Territorials and enlisted for overseas service at Hertford in Sept/Oct :'1914, arriving in France 23rd January 1915. He died in the battle of Pilkem (St Julien). There were 459 OR casualties that day, 479 in all from the 630 men who went forward.

Additional Information

When killed his residence was given as Watford. After his death he was recorded as the son of Edward Levi (Deceased) and Ellen Draper, of 7 Marquis Rd., Finsbury Park, London. His fragmentary register of soldier’s effects has survived.

Acknowledgments

June Colegrove, Adrian Pitts, Pat Bird