Richard Beattie Draper

Regimental number: 
Unit at enlistment: 
125th Battalion
Volunteered or conscripted: 
Survived the war: 
Date of death: 
April 15th, 1917
Brookwood Military Cemetery - Surrey, England, United Kingdom - IX.F.9.
Commemorated at: 
First Baptist Church
Birth country: 
Birth county: 
Birth city: 
Lonetree, Iowa
Address at enlistment: 
49 Emilie Street, Brantford, Ontario
Next of kin address: 
49 Emilie Street, Brantford, Ontario
Trade or calling: 
Candy maker
Religious denominations: 
Marital status: 
Age at enlistment: 

Letters and documents

Cause and Place of Death: Died (GSW Left Leg Amputated. Fulham Military Hospital, Hammersmith, London

BX April 12, 1917

Leg Shot Off

That Richard Beattie Draper of this city had his leg shot of and was dangerously wounded was word received in the city today by his father R. Draper, of 63 Mohawk Street. Draper went overseas with the first draft from a Brant County Battalion.

BX April 13, 1917

Leg Amputated

Mrs. R.B. Draper, 43 Emily St., received a telegram on Thursday morning stating that her husband, Private Rirchard Beattie Draper was reported dangerously ill at Fulham Military Hospital on April 10 suffering from gunshot wound and that his left leg had been amputated.

BX April 16, 1917
District Casualties
Two Brantford men are reported wounded in the lengthy casualty list issued this morning, these casualties following on the great triumphs of the Canadians during the past week. Privates James Russell Smith and Richard Beattie Draper. Pte. Draper is reported dangerously ill.

BX April 19, 1917

Pte. R.B. Draper Died of Wounds, Left Leg Had Been Amputated in Effort to Save His Life

Mrs. Florence Draper of 42 Emily Street received a telegram from Ottawa this morning, advising her of the death of her husband, Pte. Richard Beattie Draper, who died of wounds in Fulham Military Hospital, London, England, on April 15. Pte. Draper went overseas with the 125th Battalion. His wounds were known to be of a very serious nature, and in the attempt to save his life, his left leg had been amputated.

BX May 18, 1916

Given a Watch

The many friends of Private Richard Beattie Draper of the 125th Brant Battalion met at his home on Friday evening, May 12, to bid him farewell before his departure to camp. After spending a social evening, a presentation was made by Mr. R. Draper of a watch and a eulogistic address, the latter being read by E.N. Johnson.