WALTER DRAPER 1895–1915
Brother of George
Born 30 September 1895 in Scarrington
Killed in action 13 May 1915, age 19
Commemorated on Ypres Menin Gate Memorial and Radcliffe on Trent War Memorial
Radcliffe on Trent School Register
Age 5 living with father Thomas, a labourer, mother Maria, a lace beader, brothers George 7, John 3 and Frederick 9 months on Bolton Terrace, Radcliffe on Trent.
Age 15 a market gardener living with father Thomas, road repairer for County Council, mother Maria née Shepherd, brothers George William 17 and Albert 2 and sister Emma 5 in Gilman’s Yard, Station Road, Radcliffe on Trent.
Service Number: 8200
Military Unit: 10th (The Prince of Wales’s Own Royal) Hussars, 6th Cavalry Brigade, 3rd Cavalry Division
Theatre of War: France and Flanders, entry date 6.10.14. Total service abroad, 7 months
Enlisted in Nottingham
Killed in action at 2nd Battle of Ypres, during the Battle of Frezenberg Ridge (11-13 May), in which the 3rd Cavalry Division were present. Note on medal rolls card ‘death accepted’. Son of Maria and the late Thomas Draper.
War Diaries for his military unit are currently unavailable online so it has not been possible to describe in detail the events on the day he died.
Medals Awarded: 1914 Star, British War and Victory
From Commonwealth War Graves: Son of Maria Draper, of Station Road, Radcliffe and the late Thomas Draper
His mother Maria was awarded a pension of 3 shillings 6d (17p) per week from 29.11.17, increasing to five shillings from 6.11.18. This was raised to 10 shillings 10d (53p) from 10.3.21 to 13.3.22, reverting to five shillings weekly from 14.3.22.
Reasons for inclusion on the Radcliffe on Trent Roll of Honour
Lived in Radcliffe on Trent.
Ypres Menin Gate Memorial, Belgium