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Jacobs, Ernest Reginald

Ernest Reginald Jacobs
Victory Medal
Victory Medal
British War Medal
British War Medal
Corporal Ernest Reginald Jacobs (17843)
Killed in Action on Friday 28th July 1916
Battle of the Somme, aged 19
 
Son of George & Eliza Jacobs
Father's occupation: Cowman on Farm
Born 18th September 1897 at Hurst
4 sisters, 3 brothers, position in family: 7
 
Infant School:Hurst Infants
Senior School:Hurst Boys
Admitted:Monday 17th April 1905
Age on admission:7
Left school:Tuesday 27th March 1906
Age at leaving:8
 
Local address: Cross Roads, Hurst
 
Regiment:Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry
Battalion:2nd Bn.
Brigade:5th
Division:2nd
 
Died:Friday 28th July 1916
Cause:Killed in Action
Age:19
Action:Battle of the Somme
Commemorated:Memorial at Thiepval Memorial, Somme
 

 

Ernest Jacobs on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme
Thiepval Memorial, Somme
 

They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun, and in morning
We will remember them.
Lawrence Binyon