Drake Robert 2/Lt 267293
Name Drake Robert
Army number 267293
Date of birth Not yet identified definitively.
Unit Cadet at No. 163 O.C.T.U. Joined The Durham Light Infantry - granted an Emergency Commission as a 2/Lt 13/3/1943. Posted 11th Bn DLI 19/3/1943 (Battalion records show him joining the Battalion on 25/3/1943). Posted to No 4 I.T.C. Depot Company 5/4/1943. Released 1945 as Honorary Captain.
Company/Battery A Company.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role Platoon Commander.
Joined Brigade 19-Mar-43.
Promotions W/S Lt 13/9/43, T/Captain 20/2/45.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action Date of death not yet identified.
Home address No family information as yet.
Source table 11DLI
The common nature of the name has rendered genealogical research inconclusive.