Private George William Draper

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

28 Mar 1918

War time / or Pre War occupation

Straw plait buncher


Rogers & Ashby, Dunstable Road

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

11 Norton Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

No known grave

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 2nd May 1918
Leagrave War Memorial (Draper)

Pte George William Draper, 82855, 3rd Battalion Machine Gun Corps, was killed in action in France on March 28th, 1918. He was aged 35 and married with one child.

He had joined the Bedfordshire Regiment (8373) on October 27th, 1916, and was trained at Halton. He first got to France on March 1st, 1917, and after a period of service there was transferred to the Machine Gun Corps, undergoing further training at Mansfield.

Before joining up, George was employed as a straw plait buncher at the bleaching and dyeing works of Rogers & Ashby in Dunstable Road.

He married Ada Elizabeth Eames at the Wesleyan Church in Luton on April 5th, 1907, and the couple had a son, Stanley George, born in May 1911. At the time the family were living at 11 Norton Road, Limbury.

Individual Location

Leagrave War Memorial (Draper)

Author: Deejaya

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