Jack Trevor

Jack Trevor (14 December 1893 – 19 December 1976) (born Anthony Cedric Sebastian Steane) was an English film actor of the silent era and sound era.[1] He appeared in 67 films between 1922 and 1943.

Jack Trevor
Actor Jack Trevor.jpg
German postcard, 1928-1929
Born(1893-12-14)14 December 1893
London, England
Died19 December 1976(1976-12-19) (aged 83)
Deal, Kent, England
Other namesCedric Steane
Years active1922-1943

Joined up 1915. Recommended for commission; posted to Wareham, Bovington (Wool), Gallipoli, Egypt, France Summer 1916, the Somme. Temp 2nd Lt 1916. In June 1917, when under orders to return to France after sick leave, he absented himself; and on 15/12/17 he was convicted at the Central Criminal Court on a charge of obtaining jewellery by fraud and sentenced to 6 months imprisonment in the second division. Recorder felt sentence was not too severe. He was sent to Wormwood Scrubs. He was cashiered in Dec 1917 and 'the king no longer required his services'.[2] Called up again in March 1918 he went AWOL and was declared a deserter 16 May 1918.

Claiming to have won the Military Cross serving with the Manchester Regiment during World War I, during World War II he made propaganda films for Joseph Goebbels’ ministry, for which he was eventually sentenced to three years’ imprisonment[3] but the sentence was quashed on appeal as he was held to be acting under duress.


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  1. ^ "Jack Trevor". BFI.
  2. ^ National Archives
  3. ^ Trow, M. J. (2008). War Crimes. Barnsley: Pen & Sword. ISBN 978-1-84415-728-0.

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