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Draycott, J.W., Pte., 1916
On the Thiepval Memorial is the name of 15650 Private James William Draycott, serving with the Coldstream Guards who died 15/09/1916.

The following has been submitted by John Grainger.

James William Draycott.
Age 24. Born Brandon Colliery. Son of Mrs. Jane Amy McCann of 58 Post Office Street, Low Spennymoor. In the 1911 Census he was living at that address, the home of Peter and Jane Amy McCann and their children Mary, Rachel and Lizzie Ann. On the census he has been recorded as a lodger, however the CWGC has Mrs. McCann recorded as his mother.

He is remembered at Spennymoor on S131.02 S131.11 and S131.16

The CWGC entry for Private Draycott

If you know more about this person, please send the details to janet@newmp.org.uk