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Lewis Edwards Drake

In memory of:

Private Lewis Edwards Drake

September 27, 1918

Military Service


Service Number:

772421

Age:

41

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment)

Division:

50th Bn.

Additional Information


Son of John and Nancy Drake, of Yorkshire, England; husband of Bertha Drake, of Paris, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 400 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

QUARRY WOOD CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

III. A. 29.

Location:

Sains les Marquion is a village approximately 12 kilometres north-west of Cambrai and 2 kilometres south of the Arras to Cambrai road (D939). The QUARRY WOOD CEMETERY lies at the end of an access path to the left of the D15 road heading towards Havrincourt, about 2 kilometres from the village.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Circumstances of death registers– Source: Library and Archives Canada. CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS, FIRST WORLD WAR. Surnames: Don to Drzewiecki. Microform Sequence 29; Volume Number 31829_B016738. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 173. Page 843 of 1076.
  • Roll of Honour– This Roll of Honour appeared in the pamphlet distributed at the Paris Ontario War Memorial's unveiling and dedication ceremony on November 11th, 1930.
  • Paris War Memorial– Paris Ontario War Memorial. An unveiling and dedication ceremony was conducted at the memorial on November 11th, 1930. The memorial was unveiled by Mrs. R. Baldwin, mother of Nursing Sister Dorothy Baldwin. A dedicatory address was made by Lt.-Col. the Ven. Archdeacon F. G. Scott, D.S.O. (Canon Scott). Bands of the 10th Brant Dragoons and the 1st Dufferin Rifles assisted in the service. The memorial was designed and built by the Hunter Granite Works, Simcoe, Ontario. It is inscribed: 1914 - 1918 / TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND TO THE MEMORY OF THE MEN AND WOMEN OF PARIS WHO FELL AND IN HONOUR OF THOSE WHO SERVED IN THE GREAT WAR.

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