Lucky Jack Photo Gallery

Lucky Jack (1894 – 2000) – Buried alive…twice.
Survived a WW1 POW camp.
Drove through London with no brakes and lived to tell these tales!

By S. Bavey
Published by josephtailor
Now available at:

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“One of the perils of being a sniper during the First World War was the likelihood of a grenade going off right next to you and burying you alive”.

Meet Jack Rogers. Born in 1894, he once locked eyes with Queen Victoria and was one of the first travellers on London’s ‘Tube’. An early car owner, he had many escapades on his days out to Brighton, including a time when his brakes failed and he had to drive through central London without them!

His skills as an entertainer earned him popularity throughout his life, and kept him out of the deadly mines while a prisoner during the First World War. At the tender age of 103 Jack earned the title of ‘The World’s Oldest Columnist’ as he began dictating his life’s exploits to a reporter from the local newspaper.

“Wonderful memories and some harrowing ones as well. A treasure trove of memories indeed spanning a century.“
Rebecca Hislop

“An interesting read with a personal touch.”
Patricia Ellis

I wrote a blog post with a little more background information about Lucky Jack which can be read here.

Rogues’ Gallery


An Amazing Coincidence

Terry Tyler (a popular author of dystopian and historical fiction novels) recently discovered that her grandfather used to go for a pint with Jack over a century ago and that her mother bought her shoes from Jack’s cobblers shop!! What an amazing coincidence! I’m so glad she let me know of the connection:

More about this coincidence here: https://terrytyler59.blogspot.com/2022/01/an-amazing-coincidence.html?


Blog posts about Lucky Jack

K.R.R. Lockhaven https://www.krrlockhaven.com/single-post/review-of-lucky-jack

Smorgasbord Book Reviews/https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2022/04/30/smorgasbord-book-reviews-round-up-april-2022-psychological-thriller-terry-tyler-biography-s-bavey-1920s-jazz-beem-weeks-shortstories-simon-van-der-velde-crime-sue-coletta/

Stine Writing https://christinebialczak.com/2022/01/21/new-book-lucky-jack-wwi-biographies-history/

B for Book review https://bforbookreview.wordpress.com/2022/01/21/lucky-jack-by-s-bavey-spotlightpost-booktour-rrbooktours1/

2manybooks2littletime https://www.instagram.com/p/CY9gQQXrgGQ/?utm_medium=copy_link

Carrie http://icanhasbooks.blogspot.com/2022/01/lucky-jack-memoirs-of-world-war-1-pow.html

Fantasybooknerd https://www.fantasybooknerd.com/2022/01/lucky-jack-by-sue-bavey-r-book-tours.html?m=1

Dan Fitzgerald https://www.danfitzwrites.com/blog/book-review-lucy-jack-by-sue-bavey

Terry Tyler https://terrytylerbookreviews.blogspot.com/2022/01/lucky-jack-by-s-bavey-suebavey.html?m=1

Smorgasbord Bookshelf https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2022/01/17/smorgasbord-bookshelf-new-book-on-the-shelves-biography-wwi-queen-victoria-adventureslucky-jack-by-s-bavey/

R and R book tours Spotlight https://rrbooktours.com/2022/01/17/mini-tour-lucky-jack/

Liliyana’s Spotlight https://lshadowlynauthor.com/2022/01/17/tour-lucky-jack

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