1898 Born Buckhurst Hill, Epping, Essex
1901 census at Buckhurst Hill, Essex
1911 census A boarder at The Grammar School, Chigwell
1915 Dec 6. RNVR. To be Temporary Sub-Lieutenants— Edward Magnus Drane.
1916 Jan 22. Posted Motor Boad "Braemar"1918 Nov 8 Posted Malta
1918 Oct 7. Posted HMS Magnolia
1918 Dec 19 Promoted Lt.
1919 Feb 19 Posted to HMS Abithione?
1919 Apr 24 Posted to Motor Launch 259
1919 Jun 28 Demobilised
1920 May 7. Bankruptcy Receiving Order rescinded and petition dismissed. Edward M. Drane, whose present residence or place of business the Petitioning Creditor is unable to ascertain, late officer in H.M. Forces.
1920 Jul 30 Joined ADRIC with service no 40. He was posted to A Coy at Kilkenny
1920 Dec 9. Permitted to resign ADRIC, "medical"
1921 Nov 5. RNVR Edward M. Drane to be Lieut., from 24th May 1922, with seniority of 5th.Nov. 1921.
1927 Divorce Court . Appellant: Nora Kathleen Drane. Respondent: Edward Magnus Drane. Type: Wife's petition for divorce
1927 Oct 21. In the Matter of a Bankruptcy Petition filed the 21st day of October, 1927. To Edward M Drane, lately residing at the Grand Hotel, Brighton, but whose present address and occupation is unknown. take notice, that a bankruptcy petition has been presented against you to this Court by the Brighton Grand Hotel Company Limited, and the Court has ordered that the publication of this notice in the London Gazette and in the Daily Telegraph newspaper shall be deemed to be service of the petition upon you; and further take notice, that the said petition will be heard at this Court on the 15th day of November, 1927, at 11.30 o'clock in the forenoon, on which day you are required to appear, and if you do not appear the Court may make a Receiving Order against you in your absence.
1939 Oct/Dec Married Ella White at Lambeth