October 1927

How Private Pagett Came by His Name

Volume 10, Issue 10
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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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