South Staffordshire War Memorials

Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women of the South Staffordshire area who died during the two World Wars.

John Jervis

The man recorded at Weston as John was baptised, registered and known as Jack.

Jack Jervis was born at Pattingham in December 1896 and was baptised there on 3rd January 1897. He was the son of John Jervis, labourer, and his wife, Sarah Jane. In 1901 the family had moved to Wolverhampton where John worked as a Mineral Water Salesman but by 1911 they had moved to Weston-under-Lizard where John worked as a cowman and Jack was 'attending Farm Stock'. In December 1915 Jack was working as a footman and living with his family at Blymhill Lodge, Weston.

Jack joined up on 13th December, 1915. He went to France in March, 1916 and served as a driver in the 36th Divisional Train of the Army Service Corps (Horse Transport) Branch) based in Havre. In August he was taken sick with septicaemia and he died at No 2. Casualty Clearing Station on 22nd August, 1916.

Jack Jervis was buried in Bailleul Military Cemetery in 24th August, 1916. He was 19 years old.

Driver Jack Jervis, T4/145774 ASC, was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.

This memorial has mostly been compiled from official sources. It would be good to be able to expand it with more personal material - memories, stories, photos, etc. If you have any suitable material or any corrections please contact Greg.