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James Clarence JACOBS

Regimental number2836
Place of birthWillunga, South Australia
SchoolWillunga & Mintaro Public Schools, South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationEngineer
AddressMintaro Central, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMother, Mrs Isabell Cameron Jacobs, Mintaro Central, South Australia
Enlistment date31 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 16 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll43rd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 31 July 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialKandahar Farm Cemetery (Plot II, Row F, Grave No. 16), Neuve-Eglise, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
136
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Ivern and Isabella JACOBS, Mintaro, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrother: 707 Pte Willie JACOBS, 12th Bn, returned to Australia, 20 October 1915 (wounded in action, Lone Pine, 7 August 1915; died, 18 February 1917).
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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