The driver is a bronze recasting of a figure from the Royal Artillery Memorial at Hyde Park Corner in London, built by Charles Sargeant Jagger and Lionel Pearson in 1925.

The sculpture portrays a soldier of the rank of driver holding a whip and bridles for two horses. He is wearing breeches, spurs and a protective legging on his lower right leg (the driver always rode the left hand horse of a pair, and the legging protected his leg from the second horse and the tow-bar of the wagon being pulled). He has a steel helmet for protection.

Jagger was a British sculptor who served with the Artists’ Rifles during the First World War. He served in the Worcestershire Regiment at Gallipoli and on the Western Front, and was awarded a Military Cross for gallantry. Following the war he worked on many war memorials.


  • Title: The driver
  • Creator: Charles Sargeant Jagger
  • Date Created: 1922; recast c 1936
  • Location Created: England
  • Provenance: Purchased for the National Gallery of Victoria by the Felton Bequest in 1937; transferred to the Shrine Reserve in 1998
  • Type: Sculpture
  • External Link: Shrine of Remembrance
  • Medium: bronze

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