Project Description

GEORGE WILLIAM DRAPER 1893–1963

Royal engineers badge

Brother of Walter, killed May 1915

Born: 3rd May 1893 in Scarrington

Baptised 28th May 1893 – residence Nottingham

Married: 21 June 1924 to Lily Jobbins at St. Laurence’s Church, Long Eaton, Derbyshire

Children: Margaret born 1925 and Walter K. born 1929, both registered Basford district

Died: 1963, age 70, Nottingham

Radcliffe on Trent School Register

Admitted on 4th April 1898

Admission number 1409 – address given Knights Hill, Radcliffe on Trent

1901 Census

Age 7 and living with father Thomas 37 a general labourer also born in Scarrington, mother, Maria E (née Shepherd) 30, born in Car Colston and brothers Walter 5, John 3 deaf and dumb from childhood and Frederick 9 months old. They lived on Bolton Terrace, Radcliffe on Trent

1911 Census

Age 17 living with father Thomas 47, a road repairer for the County Council, mother Maria E 40, brothers Walter 15, a market gardener, Albert 2 and sister Emma 5 who was deaf and dumb from birth. There were 8 children but one died. They lived at Gilmans Yard off Station Road, Radcliffe on Trent. He was employed as a market gardener

Military Service

Rank: Sapper

Military Unit: 21st Light Trains, Railway Company, Royal Engineers

Service Number: 240147, previously WR 265852 (Waterways and Railways)

Theatre of War: France and Flanders

Medals Awarded: British War and Victory

Military Personnel on 1918 Electoral Register

Shelford Road, Radcliffe on Trent

From the 1939 Register

Address: 36 Burton Road, Carlton, Notts.

Occupation: Railway engine driver

Household: living with wife Lily born 27.9.1889 incapacitated, daughter Margaret (married name Reavill) and son Walter

Other Information

At the date of his marriage in 1924, his occupation was ‘fireman’ and his address was 32 Harrogate Street Netherfield.  Lily was a shop assistant living in Long Eaton.

Reasons for inclusion on the Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Lived in Radcliffe on Trent