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Regimental number6556
Place of birthLondon England
OccupationSchool master
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, A Jacobs, 114 Drayton Park, Holloway, London North, England
Enlistment date28 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Work near Mont St.Quentin on 2 September 1918.
Recommendation date: 11 September 1919

FateReturned to Australia 25 February 1919

Military Medal

'During the attack East of MONT ST. QUENTIN near PERONNE on 2nd September 1918, this N.C.O.'s Company was met by very heavy machine gun fire, which was causing very heavy casualties. Corporal JACOBS dashed out with his Lewis Gun section, and by rushes and continuous fire from his Lewis Gun, he drove the enemy machine gunners out of their positions. During this action he was badly wounded.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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