Known as FREDERICK DRIVER on all war records.




Born: 1888, Ipswich.

Died: 29th July 1917; age: 29; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 26966

Regiment: Duke of Edinburgh’s (Wiltshire) Regiment, 2nd Battalion.

Formerly Th/198407, Royal Army Service Corps & 27970, Dorsetshire Regiment.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 53.

Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial,






1891   63, St. Matthew’s Street, Ipswich.


Francis was 2 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

James Driver, 37, a Photographic Artist – own account, born Ipswich.

Mary Ann Driver (nee Dack), 33, born Deepham, Norfolk.

James Henry Driver, 14, a Merchant’s Clerk, born Ipswich.

Ellen Maud E. Driver, 12, born Ipswich.

Beatrice Alice Driver, 9, born Ipswich.

Agnes Emily Driver, 6, born Ipswich.

Ernest Walter Driver, 4, born Ipswich.

Daisy Mabel Driver, 8 months, born Ipswich.


1901   40, Hampton Road, Ipswich.


Francis was 12 years old and living with his parents & sisters.

James, 46, a Photographer – own account.

Mary Ann, 42.

Beatrice, 19, a Laundry Maid.

Florence Driver, 9, born Ipswich.

Grace Jane Driver, 7, born Ipswich.

Elsie Driver, 4, born Ipswich.

Ethel May Driver, 1, born Ipswich.


1911   40, Hampton Road, Ipswich.


Francis was 22 years old, a Fitter Tramway Company – Corporation. He was living with his parents & sisters.

James, 57, a photographer – own account.

Mary Ann, 53.

Daisy, 20, a Laundress.

Florence, 18, a Laundress.

Grace, 17, a Domestic Servant.

Ethel, 11.


In 1916, Ipswich, Francis married, Agnes Elizabeth Adams, born September 1889, Woodbridge – died 1918, Ipswich.

They had 1 son:

Thomas Eyles Driver, born 1918, Ipswich.


The War Gratuity was issued to Agnes’s father, William Adams for son Thomas Eyles Driver.


Francis is also remembered on the war memorial under Transport at the Town Hall, Ipswich.

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Duke of Edinburgh’s (Wiltshire) Regiment, 2nd Battalion:

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