DRAKE, Francis Alban
(Service number 52587)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank


Date 24 January 1895 Place of Birth Temuka

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Clandeboye, Canterbury
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs F. A. DRAKE (mother), Clandeboye, Canterbury
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Reinforcements G Company (part)
Date 12 June 1917
Transport Tahiti or Maunganui
Embarked From Wellington Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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Actions Prior to Capture
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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations

Engine driver


Date 12 September 1965 Age 70 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Temuka Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 263, Plot 83
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Francis alban Drake, born on 24 January 1895 at Temuka, was the younger son of Francis alband and Ann Grace (née Winter) Drake.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [19 March 2017]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [20 March 2017]; Temuka Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [19 March 2017]

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