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Jack Seed (1920–2005) had his beginnings and early life growing up in Huddersfield, Yorkshire. From there, in over a 20-year career as a Royal Engineer, he travelled the world, experiencing its many different people, ways of life and the all the colour that brought.
He was orphaned at an early age, and spent his teenage years lodging with relatives, joining the army at the at the earliest opportunity, just before the beginning of the Second World War.
His devotion was to the Royal Engineers, joining as an entry level sapper and leaving as sergeant major. He saw action in the Second World War and later in the Suez Crisis of 1956. He spent much of his career abroad but ended up back in England training the next generation of Royal Engineers, passing on his skills and experience.
After his army career he made his home in the hills of East Lothian, Scotland. He and his beloved wife had two children and now rest in a plot, adjacent to the North Sea, outside the Scottish town of Dunbar.
This memoir is published by Andy Taylor, the author's grandson.