Jack Eglinton

Bath, Somerset

Soldier, 4th Battalion, The Somerset Light Infantry, 1938-1946

Jack was born in Bath in 1920. After joining the army in 1938 he undertook training and coastal defence duties in England. 

Jack’s battalion embarked for France in June 1944 soon after the D Day landings. He served as a driver in the unit’s transport company throughout the campaign in North West Europe, including the terrible battle for Hill 112 in Normandy. 

After leaving the army Jack worked for British Tramways in Bath and married in 1947.