Jack is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.


Born: 3rd December 1915, Ipswich.

Died: 2nd December 1940; age 24; Lost at Sea.

Residence: Manningtree, Essex.


Rank: Able Seaman; Service Number: C/JX.171328.

Regiment: Royal Navy, H.M.S. ‘Forfar.’


Memorial Reference:

Panel 35.1.

Chatham Naval Memorial,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Jack & May Begg, of Manningtree, Essex.


Father: Jack Roe Begg, born 1895, Ipswich – died in the First World War – 15th October 1916, aged 22 years. KiA during an attack against Mild Trench, during the Battle of the Somme. Ranked Sergeant, service number 13919, for the 11th Battalion of the Essex Regiment. Remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

Mother: May Begg (nee Barber).

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