Lieutenant Henry Dallas Jack



Henry Dallas Jack was born on 14 August 1892 in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, son of Gavin Jack. An assurance clerk, he enlisted in the Lanarkshire Yeomanry on 6 April 1912 (No.472). He was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant on 24 September 1915 and posted to the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders. He later transferred to the 2nd Reserve Cavalry Regiment and was posted to the 6th Inniskilling Dragoons.

Jack joined the 2nd North Irish Horse Regiment in France at the end of July 1916. The regimental diary includes a number of references to him leading trench digging parties on the Ypres front from January to March 1917. He was promoted to Lieutenant on 1 July 1917.

In September 1917 the 2nd NIH Regiment was dismounted and absorbed into the 9th Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers. Jack was posted to the battalion, joining it at Ruyaulcourt on 20 October. However he applied for a transfer to the Indian Army Reserve and left for England on 13 December. The application was refused on medical grounds and he transferred to the General List of Officers on 27 January 1918, where he was classified as a Staff Lieutenant Second Class.

He relinquished his commission on 7 October 1919.