|Person Name||Jagger; Charles Sargeant (1885-1934); sculptor|
|Source||The information in the above entry has been used with permission kindly granted by Gavin Stamp, author of Silent Cities (London: Royal Institute of British Architects, 1977). |
Other sources include: CWGC Archive, List of 1914-1918 Memorial Unveilings; Charles Sargeant Jagger, British WW1 Medal Index Cards, 1914-1920. Accessed via Ancestry UK website on 21/04/2017; ‘Charles Sargeant Jagger 1885-1934’, http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/charles-sargeant-jagger-1351 (Date accessed: 21/04/2017)
|Biographical Note||Charles Sargeant Jagger was a British sculptor who carried out sculptural work for the Imperial War Graves Commission on some of its Memorials to the Missing after the First World War.|
He was born on 17 December 1885.
During the First World War, he served as a Lieutenant in the Worcestershire Regiment and was awarded a Military Cross. Many of his sculptures are based around the theme of war and he worked on many war memorials, including the Royal Artillery Memorial at Hyde Park Corner (with Charles Holden) and the Great Western Railway War Memorial in Paddington (with Thomas Tait and Sir John James Burnet, the Commission’s Principal Architect for Palestine and Gallipoli).
Jagger also worked on the sculpture of the Commission’s Memorials to the Missing such as at the Cambrai Memorial in France (Unveiled 4 August 1930), the three lions of the Nieuport Memorial, Belgium (Unveiled 1 July 1928) and the tigers flanking the Port Tewfik Memorial in Egypt (unveiled 15 May 1926), which was destroyed in 1967.
He died on 16 November 1934.