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Harold Leslie JACOBS

Place of birthGeelong Victoria
ReligionJewish
OccupationSurveyors assistant
Address55 McKillop Street, Geelong, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, Sol Jacobs, 55 McKillop Street, Geelong, Victoria
Enlistment date28 February 1916
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Reinforcement 20
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 20 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll1-5 Division Artillery
FateReturned to Australia 4 July 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous galantry and devotion to duty during the action near Moutbrehain, on 5th October 1918. Two guns were knocked out by heavy enemy fire, the other section commander killed, and several casualties on detachments inflicted. Throughout this most trying period he continued to control the service of his guns and maintained the barrage fire so urgently necessary to the atacking infantry.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 10
Date: 29 January 1920

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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