Malvern College First World War Casualty

2nd Lieut Arthur Stannus Jagger

Photo of Arthur Stannus Jagger
House and time at Malvern: No 2, 1913 - 1916.

Regiment: Royal Welch Fus.
Died: 01 October 1918 aged 20 in France. Died of wounds near Bois de Biez.
Battle: Hundred Days Allied Offensive. Cemetery: Chocques Mil Cemetery 111 B 16

Son of Arthur and Lilian Anne Jagger, of "Uplands," Pashley Rd., Eastbourne, and School House, Mansfield, b. 1898.
Modern III—Army II. House Prefect.
R.M.C. Sandhurst; 9th Bn. Royal Welch Fusiliers 1918.

'In January 1917 he entered Sandhurst. He passed out in December, and was gazetted to the Royal Welch Fusiliers. Last June he went out to France, and it was on September 30th that he received a severe shell wound, from the effects of which he died on the following day. Stannus Jagger had such a lovable disposition that one wonders whether he ever in his life made an enemy. Not only was he happy in himself, but his unfailing cheerfulness made for happiness in others. With all his light-heartedness and strong sense of humour, there was a serious side to his character which showed itself in his keen devotion to duty, and in the sound principles upon which all his conduct was based. He was eminently trustworthy; in thought, as well as in deed, he was a thorough gentleman. His many friends will deeply regret his death, and will feel the greatest sympathy with his parents in the loss of their only son.' (Malvernian, Nov 1918).

Epitaph chosen by his father, former headmaster of Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Mansfield, comes from Macbeth Act 5 Scene 8:
WHY THEN, GOD'S SOLDIER BE HE!
Epitaphs of the Great War

Service record: WO 339/89207

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