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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