Drake, William Henry

BORN HULL 1899. SON OF WILLIAM HENRY AND EMMA DRAKE, OF 17 MONA TERRACE, CAVE STREET, HULL AND 8 LORNE STREET, HULL (WAR PENSION ADDRESS).

HE ENLISTED IN HULL, ON 19/09/1917, AGED 18. ARRIVED IN FRANCE, ON 01/04/1918. SERVED WITH THE 22ND DURHAM LIGHT INFANTRY. KILLED AT THE SOMME, ON 26/04/1918, AGED 18. HE HAD SERVED IN THE ARMY FOR 220 DAYS AND HAD BEEN AT THE FRONT FOR ONLY 26 DAYS. HE IS COMMEMORATED ON THE POZIERES MEMORIAL. HE WAS UNMARRIED.

HIS ARMY EFFECTS WERE LEFT TO HIS MOTHER, EMMA. HE ALSO LEFT A BROTHER, JOHN AND SISTERS, ETHEL AND ALICE DRAKE AT 8 LORNE STREET. HIS DEATH WAS REPORTED IN THE HULL DAILY MAIL, ON 13/05/1918.


First name:
WILLIAM HENRY
Military Number:
75732
Rank:
Private
Date Died
26/04/1918
Place died:
POZIERES MEMORIAL, SOMME, FRANCE
Age:
18
17 MONA TERRACE, CAVE STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK