Karen MIllen

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Thursday, 24 March 2011

From the battlefield to the Factory: Private Jack White V.C

Private Jack White V.C is one of the great pioneers of the UK garment making industry. His Heroic exploits during the First World War at the tender age of 20 earned him a Vitoria Cross (V.S) and made him a national hero. 
After The Great War, and having received his V.C. from King George V at Buckingham Palace he embarked on an apprenticeship as a pattern cutter at a local raincoat factory. For the next 35 years, Jack dedicated his life to developing his craft and enhancing his Factory’s reputation as one of the leading producers of men’s apparel in the UK.
Since his untimely death time in 1949, the factory has remained under his family’s ownership and it is currently managed by his Great-Grandson and the rest of the family.

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