He was the son of Walter Skidmore Draper of 72 Lombard Street, London and Constance, daughter of the Reverend William Woodman; and brother of Geoffrey Norman Draper (C 1912-1917). He entered Winchester from Mr. P. Christopherson’s school at Lockers Park; he became Head of his House and a Commoner Prefect, and was a year in Sixth Book. He had gained a place at New College, Oxford, but never went up.
In May 1915 he was gazetted to the R.F.A., but was handicapped by constant ill health, breaking down twice during training. He acted for a time as signalling instructor to a reserve brigade of R.F.A. at Brighton, and later to the Officers’ Training School there. During the summer of 1917 his health again broke down and in September of that year he was placed on the retired list “on account of illness contracted on Active Service”. He died of consumption at his parents’ home, 55 Netherhall Gardens, London, on February 21st 1918.
- Surname: Draper
- Forenames or initials: Dudley
- House: C
- Years in School: 1910-1915
- Rank: Lieutenant
- Regiment: Royal Field Artillery
- Date of Birth: 7th August 1896
- Date of Death: 21st February 1918
- How Died: Died from consumption
- Location in War Cloister: Outer F4
- Decoration: NA
- Burial Site: GOLDERS GREEN CREMATORIUM Niche 2088.