Friday, August 31, 2012

Driver William Jago 92269

There were 5 possible entries for William Jago on the CWGC, one of them had 'other information' that showed he was from Liverpool, I used the parents' names from this information to identify him in the census returns.


William Jago was born in Bootle baptised on 12th February 1893 in Liverpool St George. His parents were Sydney George and Sarah Jago. Stanley George was a cabinet maker and they lived at 9 Essex Street, Bootle.

The 1901 census shows that the Jago family lived at 244 Whitefield Road in West Derby, Liverpool. Sydney George was enumerated as George Jago.

The 1911 census shows the family lived at 38 Upper Stanhope Street (next to St James' Church).  Sydney was again enumerated as George. William John Jago was an only child, aged 18 on this census and working as a fishmonger's assistant.

William's medal card (below) shows that he was a driver in the Royal Field Artillery with the regimental number 92269. He was awarded the Victory Medal, British War Medal and the 1915 Star.

It also shows that William first entered the war in France on 18th July 1915.

UK Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

William Jago
Birth Place:
Liverpool, Lancs
Death Date:
4 Oct 1918
Death Location:
Enlistment Location:
Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery
Type of Casualty:
Theatre of War:
Balkan Theatre

A family notice placed in the Liverpool Evening Express said "Dvr. William Jago R.F.A., aged 21, who died of malarial fever at Salonika, was the only son of Mr and Mrs Jago, 66 Low Hill (W Derby Labour Club). Deceased volunteered on Aug. 26th 1914, served in France and was drafted to Salonika. Previously he was employed by Mr Hill, West Kirby and was a member of the Lorretonian society of St James, Toxteth. 

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