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Private George William Driver

40832 1st Battalion Norfolk Regiment
(formerly 37430 Essex Regiment)

Son of Mr Charles & Mrs Miriam Driver

Aged about 21 years

Died between Aug 1918 & Feb 1920


Born Rushden 1898
Rushden Echo, 28th June 1918, transcribed by Kay Collins

Casulaty List - Mr. and Mrs. Charles Driver, of 11 Roberts-street, Rushden, received news on Saturday that their son, Pte. G. W. Driver, 40832, A Company, 3rd Platoon, - Norfolk regiment, has been wounded. The following letter was received from the Captain: “I am most sorry to have to inform you that your son, Pte. G. W. Driver, of my Company, was wounded early this morning. The doctor says he will get to England all right, so I hope that this good news will help to alleviate any undue anxiety. I shall be very glad to hear how he gets on.” Pte. Driver spent twelve months in France, and was then sent to Italy, being subsequently transferred again to the Western front.

Rushden Echo, 5th July 1918, transcribed by Kay Collins

Pte. G. W. Driver, Norfolk Regiment, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Driver, who, as reported in our last issue, has been wounded, has now been sent to Lincoln Hospital.

Rushden Echo, August 30th, 1918

Rushden’s Casualty List - Victims of the War
Pte. George William Driver, son of Mr Driver, of 11, Roberts-street, Rushden, who has been wounded in the left ear, now writes from Lincoln Hospital that he is going on very nicely.

The Rushden Echo Friday 20 February 1920, transcribed by Nicky Bates

Rushden Victims of the War Memorial Chapel at St Mary's Supplementary Panel

The dedication of the supplementary panel in the Memorial Chapel at St Mary's Church, Rushden, will take place at the evening service next Sunday. The names on the panel are as follow:

Leslie Silburn
Howard Mantle
Thomas H Barren
Donald A H Dudley
William Driver
Sidney J Bunning
Sydney Charles Green
Frank Short
George Souter
William Abbott
Enos Percival
Elsie Priestley

A few seats will be reserved for the relatives and friends of the above who care to attend until 5.50p.m.   Will they kindly accept this as a personal invitation to be present. Percy Robson, Rector.


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