Temporar y Lieutenant Jack Maynard Cholmondeley Easton GC
Few bomb disposal experts survive the detonation of an explosive they are trying to defuse. Fewer still write vividly about their experience, including providing precise details on what was so nearly the final moments of their life. Jack Easton achieved both feats and furthermore recovered so well from the horrendous injuries that he received in the blast that he eventually lived until he was nearly 90 years old.
Jack Maynard Cholmondeley Easton was born on May 28, 1906, in Maidenhead, Berkshire. He was the son of Percy Easton, a solicitor and hotelier, and his wife Kathleen. After being educated at Pangbourne College in Berkshire, Jack, like his father before him, worked as a solicitor.