• A
  • A
  • A

Arthur Jacobs

Born:
1897
Died:
12 Heshvan 5676 (20 October 1915)

Basic Information

Unique reference:
JAC3256
Gender:
Male

Birth

Date of birth:
1897
Place of birth:
London

Death

Date of death:
12 Heshvan 5676 (20 October 1915)
Died in combat?:
Yes
Place of death:
France
Cause of death:
Killed in Action
Burial place:
Bois-cerre Military Cemetery, Haisnes

Places

Addresses

Family home:
3 Pellerin Road, Stoke Newington (1915)
 < Close personal journey map
Personal Journey map
Arthur Jacobs
VIEW PERSONAL JOURNEY MAP

Letter in the Jewish Chronicle, 12 November 1915

News has just reached Mr. Reuben Jacobs that his son Pte. Arthur Jacobs, 2/7 Batt London Regt., has been killed at the front. We now publish a letter addressed to the parents before the lad’s departure for the fighting line. He wrote: “Just a few lines telling you I am going abroad on Sunday, 15th inst. Dear Mother, do not worry about me because if I know that you are doing so you will put bad heart into me, so don’t fret as I will be alright. Bear in mind there are thousands of others besides me. What I am doing is that I am protecting you and our family and home. I have no the slightest idea where we are going. It might be India, the Dardanelles or Malta. If anything happens to me it will be a deed of honour to our religion. If I come home safe and sound, you will be proud of me and we will be happy for ever.”

Family

Parents

Father: Reuben Jacobs (male)
Mother: Henrietta Jacobs (female)

Homefront

Military Record

Military service:
Army
Military record no.:
2856
Date enlisted/conscripted:
18 August 1915
Date discharged/death:
20 October 1915
Rank at discharge/death:
Private
Assignments
Regiment:
London Regiment
Battalion/unit:
7th Battalion

Roll of Honour

A. JACOBS, 20 October 1915

Commonwealth Graves Commission

Rank:
Private
Date of Death:
20/10/1915
Age:
18
Regiment / service:
7th Bn., London Regiment
Cemetery:
Bois-carre Military Cemetery, Haisnes
Grave reference:
A. 15.
Additional information:

Contact the Author

Any messages sent via this facility are not the responsibility of the WWTT site and are simply passed onto the account holder’s contact and not stored here. Should the author choose to reply to you, all further contact made will not be transmitted through the site but independently through your own email or the details you leave here.

SEND MESSAGE

Contact the Author

Please note that the recipient will be provided with the email address linked to your account, and any response will not be transmitted through the site but independently through your own email.

Give us your feedback

Please tell us what you think to help us develop and progress this vital resource

London Jews in the First World War - We Were There Too

Follow us on social media:

© London Jewish Cultural Centre 2018

Website : beachshore