ERNEST WILLIAM DRIVER

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.

 

Grave Reference:

I.B.2.

St. Charles De Percy War Cemetery,

Calvados,

France.

 

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.

 

1st Battalion:
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.

Posted in Second World War, Suffolk Regiment

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