Alfred George Drake

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VC682   Alfred George Drake

BORN   10 December 1893

DIED   23 November 1915   AGE   21

VC Won   23 November 1915   AGE   21

Place VC Won   Near La Brique, Belgium

War/Campaign   First World War 1915

Name   Alfred George Drake   No.   S/107   POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   682   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own), 8th Battalion

Later   Royal Green Jackets

Now   2nd and 4th Battalions The Rifles

Rank VC Won   Corporal

Rank End Of Career   Corporal

Place Of Birth   Capley Street, Stepney, London, England

Place Of Death   Near La Brique, Belgium

Buried/Location Ashes   La Brique Military Cemetery Number 2, Sint-Jan, 2 miles north-east of Ypres, Belgium

Cremated   

Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)   Plot/Grave no.   Plot 1, Row C, Grave 2

Gazetted   22 January 1916

VC Presented   16 November 1916 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England to his father, Robert

Memorials

P  Headstone, La Brique Military Cemetery Number 2, Sint-Jan, 2 miles north-east of Ypres, Belgium

P  Named on Rifle Brigade Role of Fame Memorial, Winchester Cathedral, Hampshire

Memorial at Ben Johnson London County Council School, London


By The Way…

Alfred Drake sacrificed his life to save an officer, within a year that officer was killed


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Lord Ashcroft collection I.W.M.

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