Reference Entry

Jarvis, Sir John Layton [Jack] (1887-1968), racehorse trainer

K. M. Norman

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:


Jarvis, Sir John Layton [Jack] (1887-1968), racehorse trainer, was born in Newmarket, Suffolk, on 28 December 1887, the third and youngest son of William Arthur Jarvis, racehorse trainer, and his wife, Norah, daughter of James Godding, also a racehorse trainer. Jarvis was educated at Cranleigh School, Surrey. On leaving school ...

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