DRAKE, Cecil Frederick
1481, Lance Corporal, Cecil Frederick W. DRAKE
Military Foot Police
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  was at 16 St Philips Road, Newmarket with his father Frederick  a carpenter born Newmarket, his mother Hephzibah  born Bottisham and his sisters Ethel D  and Alice E  and brother Arthur R  all Newmarket born.
1911 census...Ceceil  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.|
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