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Sydney Arthur JACOBS

Regimental number1459
Place of birthWillunga, South Australia
SchoolWillunga Public School, South Australia
ReligionChurch of Christ
OccupationBlacksmith
Addressc/o S.A. Jacobs, Willunga, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinUncle, Alfred Milford, Mount Compass, South Australia
Enlistment date23 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Light Horse Regiment
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular'His mates said he knew no fear and was known as Rowdy because he was so quiet'. (As provided by uncle.)
FateDied of wounds 1 June 1916
Place of death or woundingRomani, Sinai, Egypt
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialKantara War Memorial Cemetery (Row B, Grave No. II), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
4
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Sydney and Mary JACOBS. Native of Willunga, South Australia
Other details

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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