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Jarvis, Claude Scudamore (1879–1953), colonial governor, born at Forest Gate, London, on 20 July 1879, was the son of John Bradford Jarvis, an insurance clerk, and his wife, Mary Harvey. He does not seem to have been educated with any profession in mind, and at the age of seventeen he joined the merchant navy as an apprentice, sailing from ...


Claude Scudamore Jarvis (1879–1953) by unknown photographer © National Portrait Gallery, London / Country Life Picture Library