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Date of Birth
Date of Death
27 Aug 1917
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Soldier or Civilian
Gunner John Patrick Driscoll, 301995, 2/4th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment Lewis Gun Section, was reported missing in action in Belgium on August 27th, 1917, later presumed killed on that date.
A native of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, he was employed as a correspondence clerk at the Midland Railway passenger station in Luton under stationmaster Richard Grice. He was so employed in 1911, when he was lodging with railway porter guard David Leake at 51 Boyle Street, Luton. Mr Leake and his family moved towards the end of the war to live at 8 Ridgway Road, Luton, the address at which John Driscoll is commemorated on the Luton Roll of Honour.
Gunner Driscoll had enlisted in the Gloucesters under the Derby Scheme and , after three months training on Salisbury Plain, he was drafted to France, where he was transferred to the Lewis Gun Section attached to the Gloucesters.
His widower father was still living in Cheltenham. A brother, Sgt F. H. Driscoll, had fallen in action in September 1915.