DRAKE, Cecil Frederick

1481, Lance Corporal, Cecil Frederick W. DRAKE
Aged 24

Military Foot Police
formerly # 23884 Suffolk Regiment
Died of Illness on Tuesday 4th May 1920

He is not named on the Newmarket War Memorial

Born in Newmarket in Q3-1896 [Newmarket 3b:531] to Frederick and Hephzibah DRAKE (née RAYMENT) of 16 St Philips Road, Newmarket.

1901 census...Cecil F W [4] was at 16 St Philips Road, Newmarket with his father Frederick [38] a carpenter born Newmarket, his mother Hephzibah [40] born Bottisham and his sisters Ethel D [13] and Alice E [10] and brother Arthur R [11] all Newmarket born.

1911 census...Ceceil [14] was still at 16 St Philips Road with his parents and sister Ethel.

He was the younger brother of Arthur:- see here . Cecil's death from illness, overseas, and after the war is probably why brother Arthur is in the Newmarket Memorial but not Cecil.

Cecil died at No.24 Base Hospital, Kantara. Kantara was a major base on the Suez Canal both as a rail head and hospital and supply depot.

photo: corpsofmilitarypolice.org

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Cecil is buried in Kantara Military Cemetery, Egypt..Ref: A.125

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