The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Drake, Sir William Henry

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Drake, Sir William Henry, K.C.B., son of John Drake, Deputy Commissary-General, by Maria, daughter of George Story, of Silksworth Hall, county Durham, was born in 1812, and entered the War Office in 1831. He was Colonial Treasurer of Western Australia from 1838 to 1848, and Commissary-General and Director of Supplies and Transports from 1871 to 1877. He died on Jan. 28th, 1882.