October 1927

How Private Pagett Came by His Name

Volume 10, Issue 10

It may be interesting to many to know just how Private Pagett, the troop mascot recently presented to the Marine Corps by the Royal Marines, came by his odd name. In a letter to the Major General Commandant, Captain W. C. Watts, Naval Attache of the American Embassy in London, explained that "Private Pagett" is a famous character in books written by Colonel W. P. Drury, late of the Royal Marines.

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