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Kenneth Grant JACOB

Regimental number770
Date of birth8 September 1895
Place of birthSnowtown, South Australia
SchoolSt Peter's College, Adelaide, South Australia
OccupationBank clerk
AddressKadina, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, E Jacob, Kadina, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets.
Enlistment date8 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name12th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board Transport A2 Geelong on 20 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: 12th Battalion
Promotion date: 4 August 1915

FateKilled in Action 30 May 1918
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialBorre British Cemetery (Plot I, Row B, Grave No. 13), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Mother: W.I. JACOB, Edgerley, Kadina, South Australia. Commemorated in Kadina Cemetery, South Australia. Commemorated on Kadina Memorial High School Roll of Honour, South Australia.
Family/military connectionsBrothers: [309] Lt Gordon Hillier JACOB, 51st Bn, returned to Australia, 5 April 1918; 2020 Pte Jack JACOB, Australian Army Service Corps, returned to Australia, 29 July 1915; Lt Colonel Ross Blyth JACOB, 10th Bn, returned to Australia, 31 July 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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