JOHN WADDINGTON DRIVER

 

Born: 30th November 1889, Morley, Yorkshire.

Baptised same day as his brother Percy: 2nd May 1894, Morley, Yorkshire. Parents: Mary & Oliver Driver.

Death presumed: 10th April 1918; age 28; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

 

Rank: Private; Service Number: 29271.

Regiment: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 9th Battalion.

Formerly 86585, Middlesex Regiment & 51023, Manchester Regiment.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.

 

Memorial Reference:

Addenda Panel.

Ploegsteert Memorial,

Hainaut,

Belgium.

 

Brother to PERCY SCOTT DRIVER.

 

CENSUS

 

1891   Abyssinia terrace, Leeds, Yorkshire.

 

John was a year old and living with his parents.

Oliver Driver, 24, an Insurance Agent, born Morley, Yorkshire.

Mary Agnes Driver (nee Dixon), 20, born Morley.

 

1901   86, Goodrich Road, Dulwich Common, Camberwell, Surrey.

 

John was 11 years old, and living with his parents & brother.

Oliver, 34, an Inspector – R.S.P.C.A.

Mary , 30.

Percy Scott Driver, 7, born Morley.

 

1911   3, Cecilla Street, Ipswich.

 

John was 21 years old, a Tram Conductor – Ipswich Corporation. Along with his brother he was a boarder at the home of 34 year old, Tram Conductor, Arthur Morris Pike.

Percy, 17, a Timber Merchant’s Clerk.

 

John’s father, Oliver Driver died 1919, Ipswich.

 

Soldiers’ Effects – Mary A. Driver – mother.

 

John is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Mary at Stoke, Ipswich.

 

John Driver was a Cold Project Case, taken on by volunteer – Steve Mattock.

The CWGC added John Driver’s details to their WW1 Casualties – Debt of Honour Database on, Monday, 26th October 2009.

 

The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 9th Battalion:

http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/regiments-and-corps/the-british-infantry-regiments-of-1914-1918/loyal-north-lancashire-regiment/

 

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