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Pieces of history from the wartime driver of Field Marshal Montgomery and Winston Churchill go up for auction

World War Two history enthusiasts have their chance to get their hands on a piece of history.

Medals and photographs once belonging to the wartime driver of Field Marshall Montgomery are being auctioned later.

Auctioneers say the collection tells "a wonderful story of bravery, loyalty and mutual respect between two soldiers at the opposite ends of the Army’s pecking order" Credit: Bonhams

Jack Burford was from Ellesmere Port, and his passengers included Winston Churchill.

Jack Burford with Montgomery and Churchill. Credit: Bonhams

Jack received the Military Medal from King George the VI for his” great gallantry and devotion to duty under fire, on dangerous missions during fierce fighting".

He never failed or faltered in his duty. His personal courage under fire was an example to us all.

– Field Marshal Montgomery
Driver Jack Burford receiving his Military Medal from King George VI. Credit: Bonhams

His personal collection is expected to fetch around £6000 at auction.

Jack’s collection tells a wonderful story of bravery, loyalty and mutual respect between two soldiers at the opposite ends of the Army’s pecking order

– John Millensted, Bonhams
Jack Burford served as the Field Marshal's driver from 1942 until the German surrender. Credit: Bonhams

He died, in 2006, aged 85, having never uttered a word to family, friends or the media about his wartime experiences driving "Monty".