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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- Harry Jacobs -

Unknown person Name : (Arthur) Harry Jacobs.

Son of Henry Jacobs and Louisa Jacobs (née Lovegod), of 8 St Catherine's Place, Ventnor, Isle of Wight.

Born 10 February 1887, Ventnor (Birth registered as Arthur Harry Jacobs).
  Census Information :

1891 : Henry and Louisa Jacobs, with their children including Harry aged 3, are at 8 St Catherine's View, Ventnor. Henry Jacobs is a Gardener.

1901 : Harry and Louisa Jacobs, with their children including Harry aged 13, are at 8 St Catherine's View, Ventnor. Harry Jacobs is a Gardener (Domestic).

1911 : Harry and Louisa Jacobs, with some of their children (but not Harry), are at 8 St Catherine's View, Ventnor. Harry Jacobs is a Gardener (Domestic).

  Service details :

Leading Seaman (Acting Petty Officer) Z/1345 Harry Jacobs, Hood Battalion, Royal Naval Division, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve

Harry Jacobs commenced his engagement with the R.N.V.R. as an Ordinary Seaman on 30 January 1915. He was described as a Decorator, 5 ft 9 1/4 in tall, with dark brown hair, hazel eyes and a medium complexion.

He was promoted Leading Seaman on 5 May 1916, and Acting Petty Officer on 15 November 1916.

He served with the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force at Mudros in 1915, and with the R.N. Division in France.
  Casualty Details :

Died : 5 February 1917, aged 29.

Buried at : Hamel Military Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel, Somme, France.

CWGC record ...
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Ventnor War Memorial
Holy Trinity Church, Ventnor, War Memorial
County War Memorial Carisbrooke Castle

  Documents and Newspaper cuttings :


Friday, February 23, 1917 Page 1

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Jacobs, of St. Catherine's Place, received official information on Friday of the death of their son, Petty Officer Harry Jacobs, of the Hood Battalion, who was killed in action recently. He was home on leave about Christmastide. Jacobs was a gardener and joined the Navy about two years ago. He was well known to many in Ventnor and had made good progress since joining up. Much sympathy will be extended to his parents, who have two other sons serving.


Saturday, February 24, 1917

Petty Officer H. Jacobs (Ventnor)
News has been received that Petty Officer Harry Jacobs, son of Mr. H. Jacobs, St. Catherine's-place, was killed in action on the 5th inst. The deceased, who was a native of Ventnor, was a gardener by trade, and joined the Navy about 18 months ago. He went unscathed through the arduous Dardanelles campaign, and was home as recently as Christmas.
  Acknowledgements :

Janet Griffin for newspaper research
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Page last updated : 17 February 2014 (added further newspaper report)


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