He was born into a footballing family. Played for Bolton and transferred to Arsenal, the first player ever transferred for a five-figure fee.
Between 1920 and 1934 Jack played 555 games, scoring 291 goals, winning FA cup winners' medals with Bolton (1923, 1926) and Arsenal (1930), and league championship medals with Arsenal (1931, 1933, and 1934).
He played nine times for England international spread between 1924 and 1932 and he captained the side in four of those games.
Latterly resident in Streatham, he died of cancer at St Thomas's Hospital, London, on 10 September 1958 and was buried five days later in Streatham Park cemetery. His son David R. Jack was to be an influential Sunday football columnist and biographer in the 1950s and 1960s.
David's brother, Rollo Jack was a tennis player who lived in Broadlands Mansion, Streatham.
David Jack Senior was a prolific biographer and was the first person to write the Sir Matt Busby story and also included in his collection, the football lives of Tom Finney, Jimmy McIlroy and Len Shackleton.
The Coventry Evening Telegraph of 15 September 1958 reported the funeral and service at the Church of the English Martyrs in Streatham (Image © Trinity Mirror. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.)
Source: extracts Day Russell.