Private Robert James Drakefield
Sherwood Foresters Badge

Army Number : 21699

Battalion : 10th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

Son of George and Elizabeth Ann Drakefield, of 21, Station Road, Retford, Nottinghamshire.

Killed in action, 14th February 1916, aged 18, during heavy German shellfire and the explosion of a German mine, prior to the German attack of the front line trenches, near the canal to the south-east of Ypres, Belgium.

Buried/Commemorated : Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium. Panel 39 and 41.

Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.
Photograph of name or grave not yet obtained.
No local memorial details.