Born: 20th October 1914, Ipswich.
Died: 13th August 1944; Age: 29.
Residence: 28, Alexandra Road, Ipswich.
Rank: Private; Service Number: 5831666.
Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 1st Battalion – Infantry.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Ernest William & Ethel Alice Driver, of Ipswich.
Father: Ernest William Driver, born August 1876 – died July 1940, 28, Alexandra Road, Ipswich. A Grocer – own account.
Mother: Ethel Alice Driver (nee Gray), born February 1894, Ipswich.
ENGLAND & WALES REGISTER 1939.
Ernest was a Grocer’s Assistant in his father’s shop. He was living with his parents & siblings.
Ernest, a Grocer Shop – owner.
Ethel, unpaid Domestic Duties.
Joyce Ethel Driver, a Drapery Shop Assistant, born June 1917, Ipswich.
Alan S. Driver, born 1920, Ipswich.
Jack H. Driver, born January 1926, Ipswich.
Probate to Ethel Alice Driver – mother & Joyce Ethel Driver – sister.
September 1939: On the outbreak of war the Battalion was based in Devonport. It was part of 8th Infantry Brigade, 3rd Division.
October 1939: The Battalion went to France.
May/June 1940: The Battalion were evacuated from Dunkirk and returned to the UK.
June 1944: The Battalion landed in Normandy (D Day). From then on was engaged in the North Western Europe campaign.