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Joel Jacobs

Born:
1895
Died:
19 Tammuz 5676 (20 July 1916)

Basic Information

Unique reference:
JAC2659
Gender:
Male

Birth

Date of birth:
1895
Place of birth:
Swansea, Wales

Death

Date of death:
19 Tammuz 5676 (20 July 1916)
Died in combat?:
Yes
Place of death:
Western Front
Cause of death:
Killed in Action, Explosion
Burial place:
La Laiterie Military Cemetery

Places

Addresses

Parents' Home:
Ffynonfa, Park Drive, Swansea

Schools

Name:
Swansea Grammar School
Name:
The Perse Upper School

Synagogues

Name:
Swansea Hebrew Congregation
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Death 1916, 20 July 1916

It was reported that Joel Jacobs was killed instantly after being struck by a large piece of shrapnel in an explosion that hit 12 other men in the area. He was buried 'with his brothers' in the regimental burial plot nearby.

Tributes, 1916

After his death a number of officers wrote to Joel's father to express their sympathies and offer some information as to how Joel had died. In these tributes, published in the Jewish Chronicle, Joel is described as 'cheerful' and 'a favourite to all who knew him' as well as having a 'high sense of duty' and being a 'good officer'. One J.H Hersch wrote that he had gone to school with Joel and remembered him being made head of house, he went on to note how well he represented his Jewish community and how well respected he was.

Family

Siblings

George Louis Jacobs (male)

Parents

Father: Michael Jacobs (male)

Military Record

Military service:
British Army
Date discharged/death:
20 July 1916
Rank at discharge/death:
Second lieutenant
Sustained injuries:
Died of Shrapnel Wounds
Assignments
Regiment:
Alexandra, Princess Of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment)
Battalion/unit:
5th Battalion
Posting:
France, Belgium

Roll of Honour

J. JACOBS, 20 July 1916

Commonwealth Graves Commission

Rank:
Second Lieutenant
Date of Death:
20/07/1916
Age:
21
Regiment / service:
5th Bn., Yorkshire Regiment
Cemetery:
La Laiterie Military Cemetery
Grave reference:
VII. D. 13.
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