Gunner John Patrick Driscoll

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

27 Aug 1917

War time / or Pre War occupation



Midland Railway

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

51 Boyle Street
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

No known grave

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


Beds & Herts Saturday Telegraph , 15th September 1917

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.

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Author: Deejaya

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