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Private Draper - 2nd Bn Bedfordshire Regiment


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Does anyone have information about Pvte Draper of Great Barford - 2nd Bn Beds - wounded around September 1918?

thanks for any help.

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Lots of Drapers innthe Beds - do you have a first name or any other info about him?

1911 Census has 3 Drapers of the right age living in Great Barford -

Jack b 1893

Harry b 1894

Albert b 1897

Mike

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Hi

Wasn't awarded the M.M. by any chance ??

20 Oct 1918 - front line near Maurois Battalion at MAUROIS. At 7.30 p.m. Battalion proceeded to front line and relieved 18th Bn.Kings Liverpool Regt. "B" Coy relieved "A" Coy K.L.R. from K.29.d.4.5 to K.29.c.9.9 (crossing inclusive) "C" Coy relieved "D" Coy K.L.R. from K.29.c.9.9. (exclusive) to K.23.c.10.25. "D" Coy relieved "C" Coy K.L.R. in cellars about road junction in K.28.d.6.8., "A" Coy relieved "B" Coy K.L.R. Bn.H.Qrs at K.25.a.1.4 (Ref.Map Sheet 57.B). Casualties 2 O.R. Wounded. No.18589 Pte.T.Pearce [Thomas PEARCE, MM & Bar] awarded BAR to M.M. No.33651 Pte.D.Draper [David A. DRAPER, MM] awarded M.M.

Regards,

Graeme

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There's an Albert Vincent Draper (17 in 1914) from Great Barford at SWB here

SWB

discharged "on account of disabilities contracted" see

here

And his MIC

here

If he's the right Draper - a corporal too..

Mike

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Mike

I don't have access to Ancestry so can't open the links.

All I have on this man is that he was serving 2nd Beds around Sep- 1918 and was wounded with Lance Sergeant Arthur Gentle when 6 others were killed. Arthur Gentles obitutory in the Beds Times states that Pvte Draper of Great Barford was wounded with him and was then be treated in a hospital in Wales.

I trying to pinpoint when they were wounded - i'm thinking 19th Sept - 9 2nd Beds were killed that day near Ronnsoy.

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Apologies

SWB info.:

Reg no. 27920

Cpl

Draper, Albert Vincent

Bedford Regt

Badge no. B173533

Enlisted 28.3.16

Discharged 19.3.19

Cause: KR 392 (xvi)

Age 22

Yes (served overseas)

MIC has matching info - no battalion on either

Mike

Second link was from the Long Lost Trail ref. SWB

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