Book Launch: The Private War of Solomon William Jacobs

You are invited to the launch by Robert Kearney OAM JP, Author and Great War Military Historian, of . . .

The Private War of Solomon William Jacobs

by Susan Nicholls

When: 3pm Sunday, 7th August 2016

Where: Colonel Light Gardens RSL
           4 Prince George Parade, Colonel Light Gardens

An Edwardian afternoon tea will be served from 3-5pm, with drinks available at the bar.
Books can be purchased at the launch.

It was an unlikely friendship - a teenage high school student boarding in an Adelaide suburb, and a veteran of the Western Front in WWI. Susan Nicholls and Solomon William Jacobs met as neighbours in 1972, and forged a deep friendship that was to last until Mr Jacob's death in 1981. During these years, Mr Jacobs rarely talked about his WWI service apart from sharing a few light anecdotes. Susan knew that she would need to uncover the deeper story of her "adopted" Grandpa Jacobs' service in the Great War to understand what had shaped the man she knew, and explain the evident legacy of his war injuries. 

The Private War of Solomon William Jacobs
 is an "affectionate tribute to the honourable life and service of an 'ordinary' WWI survivor."

Please send RSVP for the launch via email to and include "RSVP Private War" in the subject line of your email. 

Sue has very generously offered to donate the proceeds from the sale of the book to the RSL Virtual War Memorial, and we are very proud and grateful that she has chosen us. 

Solomon William Jacob's profile can be viewed here.