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Alfred George Drake
Birth: Dec. 10, 1893
Death: Nov. 23, 1915

World War I Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. He served as a Corporal in the 8th Battalion, Rifle Brigade, British Army. At La Brique, France, November 23, 1915, Corporal Drake was part of a patrol near the German lines. Discovered by the enemy, they opened with rifles and a machine gun, wounding an officer. Corporal Drake remained with the officer and was last seen kneeling beside him, bandaging his wounds under the enemy's fire. Later a rescue party crawling near the German lines found the officer alive and Corporal Drake beside him dead and riddled with bullets. For most conspicuous bravery, he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross Medal in January 1916. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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La Brique Military Cemetery #02
Ypres (Ieper)
West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium
 
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Originally Created by: K
Record added: Oct 29, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8042966
Alfred George Drake
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Alfred George Drake
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
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