A local family from Eaton Socon

By early 1915 most adults were involved in the war effort, as this photograph of the Drake family shows: father, Walter F. ran Eaton Socon Post Office and was a member of the local Volunteer Training Corps., mother, Rebecca was a VAD nurse, eldest son, Robert J. was a soldier with the Royal Warwickshire Regiment serving in France (he was killed in October 1917), eldest daughter, Daisy M. was also a VAD nurse, their younger children Herbert and Doris were still at school although Herbert was a member of the Scouts who were often involved in helping the war effort.

The Drake family in 1916