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More details about Jack Stagg

Posted by firsttankcrews on February 11, 2017 at 1:00 PM

Jack was named John Henry Stagg.  

He was born at East Coker near Yeovil in Devon on 13 Jan 1893. He was the son of a bootmaker Henry (Harry) Stagg (born in 1851 in East Coker) and Emma Jane Stagg (born 1852 died 1899).

By 1901 fhe family was living in North Coker and was living in the same village ten years later when Jack worked as a cycle repairer.  He was a member of the local Boy Scout troop.

Like most of the crewmen, Jack was a keen motorcyclist, participating in local motor cycle events in 1920s and organising them in 1930s. In 1927, he married Alice Dorothy Hann and their son Denis was born in 1930 in the Yeovil area. Sadly I can't find any details of  Jack's later life but Denis married in 1955 and Alice death in 1975 was registered in Yeovil.

if you can help me learn more, please contact me


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