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Branch of Service: U.S. Navy

Veteran Code: WWI-75

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Daniel Drake-Smith

Daniel Drake-Smith was born on September 5, 1895, in New York City, New York, to Clara Lagrave, age 34, and Barstow Drake Smith, age 39. In Rye his family lived on Forest Ave. and were members of Christ's Church.

He attended school in New York City and Rye and graduated from St. Paul School, Concord, N. H., in 1914.

Daniel served in the Navy during World War I also, as an officer in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He left Yale in his junior year with Yale Batteries with Tenth Field Artillery for Mexican border service. In 1917 he enlisted in the U. S. Naval Reserve and was commissioned ensign in 1918, serving aboard the USS "Arizona" with the Atlantic Fleet during World War I.

Mr. Drake-Smith received his B.A. degree from Yale and in 1923 entered Columbia Law School graduating in 1926 with L.L.D. He practiced law in New York City and Westchester County.

Daniel Drake-Smith married Helen Bodington in 1925 when he was 30 years old.

Recalled to active duty with the U. S. Nava l Reserve in 1941 as a lieutenant commander, he served later at headquarters 3rd naval district as a commander.

Drake-Smith in Navy Hospital
Commander Daniel Drake-Smith, of Forest Avenue, who was recently evacuated from the Pacific area and is now at, the Navy Hospital, San Diego, Calif. , is expected to be ordered East soon.
Friday, November 17, 1941 THE RYE CHRONICLE PAGE FIFTEEN

He also was executive officer and acting commanding officer of the Naval Receiving Barracks, Lido Beach, Fla., and was on the staff of the commanding general, 24 division in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. In 1945 he returned to inactive duty by reason of physical disability.

Daniel lived for many years on Forest Avenue in Rye with his family. Drake-Smith Woods located off Forest Avenue was named after the family.

He was a member of the American Yacht Club in Rye, the Sakomet Golf Club the Sakomet Yacht Club and Warren Point Beach Club all of Little Compton, RI. Daniel had been associated with the New York law firm of Larkin Rathbone and Perry but retired several years ago. He was also a member of Christ's Episcopal Church In Rye

At the time of his death he was survived by his wife, Helen and a sister Mrs. Monroe Maltby of New York City

Funeral services were held at Christ's Church for Daniel Drake-Smith, former resident, who died Tuesday April 15, 1957 of a heart attack at Union Hospital, Fall River, Mass. His home was in Little Compton, R. I. The Rev. Dr. Wendell Phillips, rector, conducted the services and interment was in the family plot in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn.

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Name: Daniel Drakesmith Gender: Male Race: White Birth Date: 5 Sep 1895 Birth Place: New York N Y, New York Father: Barstow D Smith Mother: Clara Lagrave SSN: 266482679

Name: Daniel Drake-Smith
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 5 Sep 1895
Birth Place: New York N Y, New York
Father: Barstow D Smith
Mother: Clara Lagrave
SSN: 266482679"
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