DRAKE Stanley

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Private Stanley Drake was born at Barton Turf, near Norwich but was working for the grocers F W Hart in Oakham when the war began. He joined the Leicestershire Regiment in February 1915 before transferring to the Machine Gun Corps, and went out to France in November the same year. He was wounded and taken prisoner on 28 March 1916. He died in a prison camp in Germany in May 1918 and is buried in Niederzwehren Cemetery, grave X.B.10. He is remembered on Oakham's war memorial.

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  • Oakham Memorial
  • Oakham Memorial DA-FR
  • Niederzwehren Cemetery 3
  • Niederzwehren Cemetery 1
  • S Drake 3
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  • S Drake 1
  • S Drake 2

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4 images Some pictures of Mr Drake's headstone, taken 22 February 2015.
By John Stokes on Sunday 22nd February '15 at 6:35pm
A Rutlander, living in Belgium

Rutland and The Battle of the Somme

More than 90 Rutland soldiers died in the Battle of the Somme which lasted from 1 July 1916 until the middle of November. Today they lie in cemeteries across the old battlefield in northern France or are remembered among the 72,000 names on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. By using our interactive map, you can find out what happened to them.

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