Charles McKenny DRAPER


DRAPER, Charles McKenny

Service Number: 3304
Enlisted: 20 July 1915, Gosford, NSW
Last Rank: Second Lieutenant
Last Unit: 45th Infantry Battalion (WW1)
Born: Gosford, New South Wales, Australia, 1896
Home Town: Waratah West, Newcastle, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Bank Clerk
Died: Killed In Action, France, 6 August 1916
Cemetery: Pozières British Cemetery
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Memorials: Waratah Memorial Gates
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World War 1 Service

20 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3304, 13th Infantry Battalion, Gosford, NSW
12 Oct 1915: Involvement Private, SN 3304, 13th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
12 Oct 1915: Embarked Private, SN 3304, 13th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Port Lincoln, Sydney
6 Aug 1916: Involvement Second Lieutenant, 45th Infantry Battalion (WW1), Battle for Pozières

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Eben Carter Draper and Emily Jane Draper, of Benevolent Home, Waratah, New South Wales.

Matron Draper, Benevolent Home, Waratah, has received word that her youngest son, Lieutenant C. M. Draper, has been killed in action in France. He was only 20 years old, and was, prior to enlisting, employed in the Bank of Australasla, both in Newcastle and Maitland.
He has two elder brothers fighting in France.