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John Gilbert JACOB

Regimental number1694
Place of birthGlenelg, South Australia
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
SchoolAdelaide High School, South Australia
ReligionUnitarian
OccupationStudent
AddressKensington Gardens, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs Edith Florence Jacob, Kensington Gardens, South Australia
Previous military service79th Infantry
Enlistment date9 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name50th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/67/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 11 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"A little book containing some of his letters from the front is just published. Title - "Home Letters of a Soldier Student". Hassell & Son, Adelaide". as provided by mother
FateKilled in Action 7 July 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, France
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row F, Grave No. 5), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
150
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry and Florence JACOB, Blackwood, South Australia
Family/military connectionsElder brother killed in action near Ypres. His younger brother received promotion and an M.M. in great bravery in the field.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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