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82 Hills Road, Astwood

History of 82 Hills Road

1911

John Ross, 74, landowner, b Norfolk

Louisa Maria Ross, 70, b Cambridge


1913

J K Driver


Lt Harry Farrant Driver was awarded the Military Cross for his actions in March 1918. He was the battalion signalling officer and was killed in action 28.8.1918 during the Battle of Bapaume aged 32, at the same time as Lt-Col Saint who was mortally wounded. He is mentioned several times in ‘The Cambridgeshires 1914-1919’ pub. 1934. In 1911 Harry was living with his family at Falconhurst, Cherry Hinton Road.

There is further information about the Driver family on the Mill Road Cemetery web site:

John Kettle Driver; Elizabeth Farrant Driver

St Pauls Roll of HonourLieutenant, 1st/1st Battalion, Cambridgeshire Regiment. Killed in action when shell hit Bn. HQ at the Briqueterie, near Bernafay Wood, 28th August 1918, aged 32. Secretary of Cherryhinton Conservative Club. Articled to Baily, Grundy and Barrett Ltd. Commissioned 2nd January 1916, transferred to 1/1st Bn. 23rd December 1917. Awarded Military Cross for action in March 1918. M.C. Citation (LG 16th September 1918): “During a night attack, when the enemy worked round a flank, threatening to get behind the line, this officer, throwing back the flank of his platoon, led a counter attack and drove the enemy back in confusion. On another occasion he assisted in leading a counter attack with great dash, capturing 12 prisoners and a machine gun.” Son of John and Elizabeth Farrant Driver, “Astwood, 82, Hills Road, Cambridge. Buried in Meaulte Military Cemetery, Grave G.23. See also Cambridge Guildhall

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