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Harry Hyman Jacobs

Born:
1898
Died:
26 Tammuz 5678 (06 July 1918)

Basic Information

Unique reference:
JAC5182
Gender:
Male

Birth

Date of birth:
1898
Place of birth:
Hackney

Death

Date of death:
26 Tammuz 5678 (06 July 1918)
Died in combat?:
Yes
Place of death:
France
Cause of death:
Killed in Action
Burial place:
Chocques Military Cemetery

Places

Addresses

Family home:
164 Lordship Road, Stoke Newington (1911)
Parents' home:
55 Warrington Crescent, Maida Vale (1918)
His home:
13 Lansdown Place, Hove (1918)

Synagogues

Name:
South Hackney Synagogue
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Jewish Chronicle Obituary, 26 July 1918

It is but a few months since I made the acquaintance of the late 2nd-Lieut. Harry H Jacobs. Young Jacobs came to the boarding house at Hove to join his parents (who are temporarily residing there) having just passed his examination for a commission. He had previously served as a private and then as a sergeant for two years in France. He had taken part in some daring raids, his battalion bringing in on one occasion 400 prisoners. In this raid his hands were lacerated by barbed wire. On another occasion he had brought in five wounded men from No Man’s Land under heavy fire. He had grown accustomed to the horrors of war, but nothing damped his buoyant spirits. Cheerfulness held sway from the moment he entered the room. No one escaped his good-humoured banter or quick returns. Addressing him as “Haig” one morning, I told him I was not satisfied with the way things are going at the Front. “Don’t be impatient,” said he “the fellows I left out there are doing their best, but when I get over, you will see a big change.” Alas, I have seen a big change. In one short fortnight came the fatal telegram: “Killed on Outpost duty.” I saw the eyes that had been lit up with love and pride at his presence filled with helpless despair and overwhelming grief. I saw a house full of visitors with no closer acquaintance than I could claim, gloomy and sad because Harry, gay, light, Harry was no more. May almighty God give the solace and comfort that no man can offer, to those who mourn his loss.

Family

Siblings

Benjamin Jacob Jacobs (male)

Parents

Father: Benjamin Jacobs (male)
Mother: Clara Emily Rachel Woolf (female)

Homefront

Military Record

Military service:
Army
Date discharged/death:
06 July 1918
Rank at discharge/death:
Second Lieutenant
Assignments
Regiment:
King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment
Battalion/unit:
5th Battalion

Roll of Honour

H. JACOBS, 06 July 1918

Commonwealth Graves Commission

Rank:
Second Lieutenant
Date of Death:
06/07/1918
Age:
21
Regiment / service:
5th Bn. attd. 8th Bn., King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
Cemetery:
Chocques Military Cemetery
Grave reference:
IV. B. 47.
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