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: 1924 to Lily Jobbins

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 Fred 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, also 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 is 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

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)

Reasons for inclusion on the Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour

Lived in Radcliffe on Trent