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Date of Birth
Date of Death
21 Mar 1918
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Soldier or Civilian
Pte Alfred Edward Draper, 80023, 16th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps, was killed in action in France on March 21st, 1918, the first day of the final major German offensive of the war.
He was one of six sons of Emma Clara and the late Frederick Draper, of 13 Newcombe Road, Luton, and had been employed in the warehouse of hat manufacturer Mr H. Clark, of Dumfries Street, before joining up.
Alfred enlisted in November 1915 he was sent to Eastbourne for training. After some months he was drafted to France, where he served for 15 months, returning home for 14 days leave in November 1917 and going back to France on December 2nd.
Along with his widowed mother, Alfred left three sisters and six brothers, including two serving (Cpl Frederick Draper with the RAF, and Pte Bertram Draper with the R.A.M.C. - Bertram was serving with his brother in France just before Alfred's death).