James Stanley JACOBS

JACOBS, James Stanley

Service Number: 3152
Enlisted: 20 August 1915, Cootamundra, New South Wales
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 20th Infantry Battalion
Born: Hay, New South Wales, Australia, 8 September 1896
Home Town: Narrandera, Narrandera, New South Wales
Schooling: Carathool State School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Plumber
Died: Killed in Action, France, 29 July 1916, aged 19 years
Cemetery: Gordon Dump Cemetery, Ovillers-la Boisselle
Gordon Dump Cemetery, Ovillers la Boisselle, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

20 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 3152, Cootamundra, New South Wales
20 Dec 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 3152, 20th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Suevic, Sydney
20 Dec 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 3152, 20th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
23 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 3152, 20th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières , Killed in Action 29 July at Pozieres.

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"...3152 Private (Pte) James Stanley Jacobs, 20th Battalion from Carrathool, NSW. A 19 year old plumber prior to enlisting on 20 August 1915, he embarked for overseas with the 7th Reinforcements from Sydney on 20 December 1915 aboard HMAT Suevic. He served with the battalion in France where he was killed in action at Pozieres on 29 July 1916. Pte Jacobs is buried in the Gordon Dump Cemetery, Ovillers-La-Boiselle, France." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

"Killed in Action.— A telegram was last week received from the military authorities stating that Private James S. Jacobs had been killed on 29th July while serving his country at the front . The deceased soldier, who was only 19 years of age, sailed from Australia on Xmas eve. Prior to enlisting he lie was employed by Mr. J. Morrison, cycle repairer, and previously by Mr. G. H. Dixon, whose employees have met with ill fortune in fighting line. Private Jacobs was a brother to Mrs. Morrison, another brother of whom died at Junee only a few weeks ago." - from the Narandera Argus and Riverina Advertiser 29 Sep 1916 (nla.gov.au)