Harry Drake (c.1886-1918)
An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.
Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922
The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:
- DRAKE, HARRY. Private. No 235327. 4th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. Formerly No 205246 West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Golcar. Son of Joshua and Jane Drake, 3 Stanley Place, Golcar. Employed by Messrs Drake and Company, waste dealers, of Manor Mills, Golcar. Attended St. John's Church, Golcar and was a member of the Golcar Conservative Club. Enlisted April 1917 and embarked for France in July 1917. Wounded in the left arm and shoulder on 14.4.1918 and was admitted to Liverpool Hospital where he died on 1.6.1918, aged 31 years. Buried St. JOHN'S CHURCHYARD, GOLCAR. Grave location:- A, North-West, 70.
- ROH:- St. John's Church, Golcar.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- Private DRAKE
- regiment: Lincolnshire Regiment
- died: Saturday, June 1, 1918
- record ID: 2751809
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission (ID #2751809)
- Imperial War Museums: Lives of the First World War (ID #2392909)