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Regimental number2093
Place of birthNorth Fitzroy, Victoria
SchoolMiller Street State School, North Fitzroy, Victoria
Other trainingEvening course. Plumbing Working, Mens College
Previous military serviceServed in the cadets
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll16 September 1914
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circulardied at sea
FateDied of wounds 2 May 1915
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Spelt Herbert Gordon Jacob on NR
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death2 May 1915
Age at death21.11
Place of burialAt Sea
Commemoration detailsThe Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 26), Gallipoli, Turkey

The Lone Pine Memorial, situated in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac, is the main Australian Memorial on Gallipoli, and one of four memorials to men of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Designed by Sir John Burnet, the principal architect of the Gallipoli cemeteries, it is a thick tapering pylon 14.3 metres high on a square base 12.98 metres wide. It is constructed from limestone mined at Ilgardere in Turkey.

The Memorial commemorates the 3268 Australians and 456 New Zealanders who have no known grave and the 960 Australians and 252 New Zealanders who were buried at sea after evacuation through wounds or disease. The names of New Zealanders commemorated are inscribed on stone panels mounted on the south and north sides of the pylon, while those of the Australians are listed on a long wall of panels in front of the pylon and to either side. Names are arranged by unit and rank.

The Memorial stands over the centre of the Turkish trenches and tunnels which were the scene of heavy fighting during the August offensive. Most cemeteries on Gallipoli contain relatively few marked graves, and the majority of Australians killed on Gallipoli are commemorated here.

Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Family/military connections"Brother of Late 33303 Gunner, H H JACOB, 41st Battery 11th FAB. Killed in Action in France". as provided by father? (details missing from form)
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

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

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