Another Lancastrian, Jack began his career with Plymouth Argyle while his father, Bob, was manager at Home Park.
But it was with Bolton after World War One that he made his name, scoring the first goal in a Wembley FA Cup final before completing the scoring in a famous 2-0 win over West Ham. He also played in the 1926 final before signing for Arsenal in a record £10,340 deal in 1928.
His glittering playing career continued at Highbury as the Prince of Centre-Forwards added more medals and caps, hitting 250 goals in just over 500 games. An England international, Jack played alongside Boro's Wilf Mannion.
When Wilf Gillow passed away Jack left his job as manager of Sunderland Greyhound Stadium for the Boro hotseat.
His best season was in 1950-51 when Boro and Spurs were neck and neck for the Division One title before Boro faded after Christmas.
He resigned due to his wife's ill health in April 1952, becoming a publican in Islington.
He died in St Thomas's Hospital, London, on September 10 1958 aged 59.