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 W. P. B. Draper

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W. P. B. Draper

Birth
Death
15 May 1918
Burial
Adel, Metropolitan Borough of Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
Memorial ID
151666360 View Source


Re WPB Draper, buired in St John's, Adel.
Full name - William Penrhyn Bodington Draper.
Son of the Rev. William H Draper, Rector of Adel - the 3rd son lost in the war.

Born 8th August 1893 in Shrewsbury. Attended Leeds Grammar School from April 1903. In 1911, when aged 17, he was a map draughtsman in Beaulieu in the New Forest.

Enlisted in Barrow-in-Furness. Pte 27821, King's Own (Royal Lancaster) Regiment (Liverpool) 1/4th Bn. First wounded in July 1917. Returned to the Somme in April 1918. Died 15th May 1918 aged 24 in a London hospital (death registered at Wandsworth) from wounds sustained 3 weeks earlier (2nd Battle of the Lys). It was said he was 'trusted with despatches and was a man always to be relied upon to do his work faithfully in a tight place'.

Thanks to FAG contributor Eljo 49070871 for the above information


Re WPB Draper, buired in St John's, Adel.
Full name - William Penrhyn Bodington Draper.
Son of the Rev. William H Draper, Rector of Adel - the 3rd son lost in the war.

Born 8th August 1893 in Shrewsbury. Attended Leeds Grammar School from April 1903. In 1911, when aged 17, he was a map draughtsman in Beaulieu in the New Forest.

Enlisted in Barrow-in-Furness. Pte 27821, King's Own (Royal Lancaster) Regiment (Liverpool) 1/4th Bn. First wounded in July 1917. Returned to the Somme in April 1918. Died 15th May 1918 aged 24 in a London hospital (death registered at Wandsworth) from wounds sustained 3 weeks earlier (2nd Battle of the Lys). It was said he was 'trusted with despatches and was a man always to be relied upon to do his work faithfully in a tight place'.

Thanks to FAG contributor Eljo 49070871 for the above information

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  • Created by: Skip Farrow
  • Added: 3 Sep 2015
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 151666360
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/151666360/w-p_b-draper: accessed ), memorial page for W. P. B. Draper (unknown–15 May 1918), Find a Grave Memorial ID 151666360, citing St. John the Baptist Churchyard, Adel, Metropolitan Borough of Leeds, West Yorkshire, England; Maintained by Skip Farrow (contributor 47380732).