1896 Jun 28. Born Newtownards, Co. Down
1901 census at 15 Great Francis Street , Newtownards Urban, Down
1911 census at 11 Corporation, South,Newtownards South, Down
1918 Aug 22. The undermentioned Flight Cadets are granted temp, commns. as 2nd Lts. (Observer Officers) :— Thomas Norman Drake
RAF Service Record
1918 Nov 22. The undermentioned 2nd Lts. to be 2nd Lts., from (O.): — T. N. Drake.
1919 Aug 18. Transferred to unemployed list. Pilot Officer T. N. Drake.
1921 Jul 6. Joined ADRIC with service no 2101. Posted to M Coy
1922 Jan 18. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC
1924 Feb 27 His RAf reserve file gives him as a District Inspctor in RUC in civilian life
1924 Aug 18. Leaves UK for Jamaica. He is a "police officer" travelling with wife Eileen Lucy Drake
1928 Mar 19. Leaves UK for Jamaica. He is a "civil servant" travels alone. His UK Address is Danecroft, Newtownards, Co Down
1932 Oct. Leaves UK for Jamaica. He is a "civil servant" travels with wife Eileen and daughter Joan. same Co Down address.
1936 Sep 10. Leaves UK for Jamaica. He is a "civil servant" travels with wife Eileen and Frederick Wm and Vera Monica. same Co Down address.
1945 Dec 13 . Leaves UK for Trinidad. He is a "colonial police officer" . Living in Trinidad
1949 Jun 6. Arrives in UK with wife Lucy from Trinidad, "colonial civil servant"
1947 Jun 12. The King has been pleased to award the King's Police and Fire Services Medal for Distinguished Service to the undermentioned Officers - Major Thomas Norman DRAKE, Superintendent of Police, Trinidad.
1962 Feb 2. Died Ealing London