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  • Family headstone, St Helena churchyard, Thoroton, Notts.  Photograph Rachel Farrand
Person Details
Nottingham
Son of John and Minnie Draper, of Stratford House, Wilford, Nottingham (CWGC). John and Minnie (nee Marsden) were both born in Hawksworth, Notts, and were married in Nottingham in 1883. 1901 Census: family living at 1 Essex Street, Nottingham; John was a railway worker. 1911 Census: the family was living at 120 Wilford Road, Nottingham. John was a hay and corn merchant. They had had 5 children, 4 living: Alma Maud (26, elementary school teacher), Henry Archer (25, iron moulder), Hilda Nation (18, student elementary school teacher) and Herbert Edwin, age 15 and assisting in his father's business.
(1911) he was working in his father's business (hay and corn merchant).
20 Jul 1918
22
726029 - CWGC Website
203092
Enlisted Nottingham
Corporal
5th Bn King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Formerly 5035 (corporal) Northumberland Fusiliers. Commemorated on the Soissons Memorial. Qualified for British War Medal and Victory Medal.
Probate calendar: DRAPER Herbert Edwin of 120 Wilford-road, Nottingham, corporal HM Army, died on or since 20 July 1918 in France. Administration Nottingham 14 October to John Draper [father], hay and corn merchant. Effects £103 9s 5d. Headstone, St Helena churchyard, Thoroton: 'In loving memory of Sarah Marsden, died July 3rd 1944 aged 86. Also, Herbert Draper, made the supreme sacrifice in France, July 21st (sic) 1918, aged 22.'
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  • Family headstone, St Helena churchyard, Thoroton, Notts.  Photograph Rachel Farrand
    Herbert Edwin Draper - Family headstone, St Helena churchyard, Thoroton, Notts. Photograph Rachel Farrand
  • Family headstone, St Helena churchyard, Thoroton, Notts. Photograph Rachel Farrand
    Herbert Edwin Draper - Family headstone, St Helena churchyard, Thoroton, Notts. Photograph Rachel Farrand