Alfred George Drake Birth - Dec. 10, 1893 Death - Nov. 23, 1915 British Victoria Cross War Medal Recipient. Drake was 21 years old and served in the 8th Battalion of The Rifle Brigade. He was awarded his medal posthumously for service at La Brique, Belgium, on November 23, 1915. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=8042966 Corporal A. G. Drake, V.C. Victoria Cross London Gazette 22.1.1916 Corporal Alfred George Drake 8th Battalion, The Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort’s Own) Date of Act of Bravery, 23.11.1915. Action at La Brique, Western Front. For most conspicuous bravery on the night of 23rd November, 1915, near La Brique, France. He was one of a patrol of four which was reconnoitring towards the German lines. The patrol was discovered when close to the enemy, who opened heavy fire with rifles and a machine gun, wounding the Officer and one man. The latter was carried back by the last remaining man. Corporal Drake remained with his Officer and was last seen kneeling beside him and bandaging his wounds regardless of the enemy’s fire. Later, a rescue party crawling near the German lines found the Officer and Corporal, the former unconscious but alive and bandaged. Corporal Drake beside him dead and riddled with bullets. He had given his own life and saved his Officer.