Who was the first chauffeur? General Knowledge for Class 7, 8, 9, 10, 12 and Competitive Examinations

Who was the first chauffeur?

The first CHAUFFEUR in Britain was Edward J. Thompson of Worthing, Sussex, who was employed by the Hon. Evelyn Ellis to drive the Panhard Levassor which he imported from Paris in June 1895. Mr Thompson had the distinction of driving one of the first half dozen petrol cars to run on English roads, but it is not recorded whether he was required to drive the Daimler fire-engine also owned by his employer.

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