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Percy William Drakes

In memory of:

Lieutenant Percy William Drakes

September 16, 1916

Military Service


Age:

32

Force:

Army

Unit:

4th Canadian Mounted Rifles (2nd Central Ontario Regt.)

Citation(s):

Military Medal

Honours and Awards:

Military Medal

Additional Information


Son of Elizabeth Drakes, of The Manor House, Gringley, Doncaster, England.

Commemorated on Page 80 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

CONTAY BRITISH CEMETERY
Somme, France

Grave Reference:

II. A. 3.

Location:

Contay is a village in the Department of the Somme on the main road, Amiens to Arras. The CONTAY BRITISH CEMETERY lies on the left (north east) side of the road to Franvillers. There are no access problems. There is a CWGC road sign next to the church and square of the village and next to the D23, Franvillers - Corbie, sign. The distance from the CWGC sign to the Cemetery is approximately 650 metres.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

  • 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 855 of 1076.
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Daily Colonist of September 21, 1916. Image taken from web address of https://archive.org/details/dailycolonist58y244uvic/page/n8/mode/1up?view=theater.

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