William Ernest Drake (1885–1957)


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William Drake, quarryman, married twenty-six year-old Annie Eliza Allwoodof Wakebridge on 3 June 1911 at At Mary's Church, Crich. His father was recorded as Honesty William Drake, retired.

1918 Voters List
William Drake, Wakebridge, absent on military service.

Derbyshire Courier
3 November 1917
Pte W. Drake, Crich, Wounded

Medal Roll Index Card
Drake, Ernest W. MGC Pte 87629 , awarded Victory and British War medals
Awarded Silver War Badge

Silver War Badge
87629. Pte Drake, Ernest William, Badge 377,282, enlisted 6/12/15; discharged 31/1/18 aged 32 years 12 days; served overseas


1901: Derby

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
Ernest Drake Head 43 Publican Barrow Hill, Suffolk
Caroline Drake wife 40   Burton on Trent
Ernest W Drake son 16 Tramway worker Burton on Trent
Nellie Drake daughter 12   Burton on Trent
Minnie Drake daughter 11   Burton on Trent
Florrie Drake daughter 9   Burton on Trent
Gertie Drake daughter 7   Burton on Trent

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1911: Church View, Crich

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
William Drake Boarder 26 Gritstone quarryman Burton on Trent

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In 1911 William Drake was living with John Worthy and family.