OK, so Bassanio’s been killed – unlawfully killed, at that. The Chief Inspector is grilling that loudmouth drunk, Gratiano. Used to be a bit of a bovver-boy in his day; kick you as soon as look at you. Indignant, Gratiano asks the cop, “Do I look like a murderer?”
Jack is a member of the military brigade that stayed on in France and Belgium for several years after the Armistice to recover bodies and body parts, identify them if possible, and give them honourable burial or reburial.