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Medal in my possession.

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David

David Report 10 Dec 2013 19:36

I am in possession of a medal from the Great War for Civilization dated 1914-1919.
It is inscribed with the following :- 142076 Gnr. J.D. Driver. R.A.
I have searched military records without trace and I have also sent an email to the Royal Artillery and offered them the medal but I have not received a reply.
If any ancestor of this gentleman contacts me and they can prove their relationship to him then I will gladly return this medal to them free of charge.

GlitterBaby

GlitterBaby Report 10 Dec 2013 21:28

I presume you have seen this medal card on Ancestry

Name: James D Driver
Regiment or Corps: Royal Garrison Artillery, Kings Royal Rifle Corps, Tr Bn, Royal Engineers
Regimental Number: 142076, R/23705, 5/84885, 368396

I am wondering if he is James Dixon Driver born 1897, as there is a possible Army service record in that name

If you have access to Ancestry then there is a possible probate and marriage for him

Reggie

Reggie Report 11 Dec 2013 11:21

Have you checked for his name etc in 'search all trees'?

David

David Report 13 Dec 2013 12:07

Thank you for your replies which I have noted and will try to follow up.

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 1 Jan 2014 20:27

Name: James Dixon Driver
Event Type: Birth
Event Year: 1897
Event Place: Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England
County: Yorkshire
Page: 593
Volume: 9
Registration Quarter: 4

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 1 Jan 2014 20:32

16980 Driver, James D King's Royal Rifle Corps R/23705 Gunner [1] Royal Garrison Artillery 142076 Gunner [2] King's Royal Rifle Corps R/23705 Gunner [3] Training Reserve Battalion 5/84885 Gunner [4] Royal Engineers 368396 Sapper

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 1 Jan 2014 20:44

View at The National Archives for free You can view this digitised record at The National Archives.

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Reference:WO 372/6/95900 Description:Medal card of Driver, James D
Corps Regiment No Rank
Royal Garrison Artillery 142076 Gunner
King's Royal Rifle Corps R/23705 Gunner
Training Reserve Battalion 5/84885 Gunner
Royal Engineers 368396 Sapper

Date: 1914-1920Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record



Geoff's Great War Regiment A-Z List<
www.hut-six.co.uk/GreatWar/KRRC/King'sRoyalRifleCorps_D.html Cached
14543: D'Alton, Alexander John: King's Royal Rifle Corps-Lieutenant [1] King's Royal Rifle Corps - Lieutenant [2] King's Royal Rifle Corps - Captain