In Fond Memory of Reginald Driver

January 11, 2015

He liked a chat, old Reg.  I will miss him.


 Reg Driver age 88: My Neighbourhood Archivist, and POW 16988 (image below)

13/09/2007    9.09am

“I photographed Reg because I always say “Hello” to him, and wanted to get to know him more. He is a wealth of local knowledge, having lived in Chessington since 1919. He brings the past into light, and with his great love of life, is often seen cycling in the area.”


reginald driver of chessington

reginald driver of chessington photographed by jenny meehan


 Reg Driver age 88 –  A Portrait: Fresh Flowers (image below)



He brings the past into light, and has a great love of life. He is a neighbour who I often see, and to spend time in his house when taking these photographs was a privilege.


reginald driver of chessington surrey

reginald driver of chessington surrey photographed by jenny meehan



Reginald Driver

Published in the Your Local Guardian on 9 January 15

“Reginald Driver Of Chessington. Died peacefully on 4th January. Service at Kingston Crematorium on 19th January 12.20pm. Flowers or donations to The British Red Cross. Will be sadly missed by Family & Friends.”



Reginald Driver was part of the East Surrey Regiment during the Second World War.  When he was captured,  years spent as  POW 16988 Reginald Driver  then came to a horrific conclusion as he was one of many who had to endure what was called “The Death March”.


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