Jack enlisted with the RCAF in 1940 at Tiverton or Kincardine, ON., at the age of 24 years. At the time of his enlistment he was living at R. R. #1 Tiverton. He trained at C-Flight School, Belleville, ON. 1941, Bomber & Gunnery School, Defoe SK., before going overseas where he completed his navigator Training at Graydon, Warwickshire, England. He was then posted to No. 6 Squadron, RCAF – Bomber Command in North Yorkshire. He completed 27 sorties over Germany as a crew- member on a Wellington bomber.
Jack met his future wife Vera Maynard (nee Foster) of Selby, Yorkshire while stationed there. Jack and his “War Bride” returned to and settled on the family farm near Tiverton. Like many returning service men he picked up his civilian life by going back to school attaining a Bsc. At the Ontario Agricultural College in Guelph, ON. He would go on to get his Mcs. at the University of Western Ontario in London, ON. He accepted a position with the Department of Agriculture as a research Scientist and was posted to the entomological laboratory on Park St., in Chatham. He resided in Chatham until his death.
John passed away 19/121965, enternment at Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham, ON. G. Begg (son).
Born 6/06/1916 at Chatham, ON. The husband of Vera Maynard (nee Foster), father of Geoffrey.