Draper Robert William Cpl 4447032
Name Draper Robert William
Army number 4447032
Date of birth Research suggests his birth was registered in Q3 1907 in the Lanchester District. (To be confirmed)
Unit Enlisted in the Territorial Army - Durham Light Infantry - 8th Bn DLI on 29/6/28 for 4 yr. Discharged on completion of engagement 28/6/32. Re-enlisted 8th Bn DLI 1/7/35. Posted 11th Bn DLI - probably 1/9/1939. Posted from Battalion to the 70th Brigade HQ. Served B.E.F.? Served Iceland. Served Normandy. Transferred to the Dorsetshire Regiment 28/8/44 on the disbandment of 11th Battalion. Class Z Army Reserve, A Release 18/12/1945.
Company/Battery Brigade Headquarters.
Platoon or other sub-unit Batmen.
Task or role Batman.
Joined Brigade Probably 1/9/1939 when 11th DLI was separated from 8th DLI.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action Research indicates he died June 1978 aged 71 in the Durham Northern area. (To be confirmed).
Home address Research suggests marriage to Margaret Taylor in Q3 1929 at Chester-le-Street. Resident of Craghead, Stanley, County Durham in 1944.
Source table 11DLI