Jack lived 54 Corpus Street, Cheltenham [Information kindly provided by Steve Mattocks.] He entered the war in France on the 16th August 1914 with the 4th Field Ambulance. In the early hours of 26th August, the 4th Field Ambulance were ordered to go to Landrecies to treat and evacuate the wounded. A couple of hours after entering the town the Germans arrived, and Jack became one of 219 of the rank and file of the R.A.M.C. to be held captive there. He was taken to Germany entering Sennelager POW camp on 4th September 1914.