|1. Memorial:||Alfreton (St. Martin) Churchyard||Alfreton|
|2. Book:||The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918||Pg.121|
|3. Memorial:||The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour||34D GQS|
Awards & Titles:
Family :Eldest son of the Rev. William Henry Draper, Rector of Adel near Leeds and Grandson of Justice Denman. Actor - Manager.
Education & Career :
- The First World War 1914-1918, World-wide.
|Unit :||No 2 Reserve Squadron RFC|
R.F.C Casualties and Honours During the War of 1914-17 published August 1917.
"Mark Denman Draper was a native of Alfreton Derbyshire and was a Freemason who joined Drury Lane Lodge, No. 2127, (London) on 8th February 1916, and was still in London on 11th April 1916. He was said to have been an Actor Manager, and no doubt his itinerant lifestyle prompted him to give his address was given as E Company, The Artists Rifles (1/28 London Regiment) in which he had enlisted. Second-Lieutenant Draper aged 32 was the eldest son of the Rev. William Henry Draper, Rector of Adel near Leeds and Grandson of Justice Denman. He was educated at Repton School and took up the dramatic profession in which he had begun to make his way. In 1915 he joined the Artists Rifles and obtained a commission in the R.F.C shortly before his death 2Lt Mark Denman Draper of No 2 Reserve Squadron RFC (formerly 28th Battalion, The London Regiment) was killed in an accident with Capt Eric Thomas Farrow (formerly 15th Battalion, The Middlesex Regiment) while flying a Maurice Farman Shorthorn A4102 on 7 February 1917, aged 32."
Accidents were a minor factor in the casualty list. Our definition is deaths resulting from activities that were not directly associated with 'active service'. We have excluded Naval Accidents which are seperately identified because of their numbers and impact. Many accidents involved the aviators, operating at the the limits of technology.
|Type||Lodge Name and No.||Province/District :|
|Mother :||Drury Lane No. 2127 E.C.||London|
8th February 1916
14th March 1916
11th April 1916
The Masonic Roll of Honour 1921 incorrectly listed that he served in the Royal Navy.
The project globally acknowledges the following as sources of information for research across the whole database:
- The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- The (UK) National Archives
- Ancestry.co.uk - Genealogy, Family Trees & Family History online
- ugle.org.uk - The records of the United Grand Lodge of England including the Library and Museum of Freemasonry
- Founder Researchers : Paul Masters & Mike McCarthy
- Researcher : Bruce Littley