Other names: Arthru William
Locations in this story: Broadway, SomersetShaftesbury, Dorset
Story: Arthur William Draper was born in Broadway, Somerset, on 29 May 1897 the son of Arthur William Draper and Sarah Draper (nee Durman). By 1901 the family had moved to 3 Barton Hill, Shaftesbury, Dorset, and later to Layton Lane, Shaftesbury. Arthur had enlisted with the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 17600). It is not know in which theatre of war he served but on his discharge on 25 Sep 1919 he was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. He married Dora Annie Gwendoline Francis in Shaftesbury, Dorset, during 1922. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 2 Old Boundary Road, Shaftesbury, Dorset, working as a Baker (Bread). His death was recorded locally during 1975. His name appeared in a Roll of Honour published in the St. James' Church, Shaftesbury, Parish Magazine in Nov 1918.