Born: 2nd November 1914, Great Blakenham, Suffolk.
Died: 11th August 1943; age: 28; MPK.
Residence: 4, Childer Road, Stowmarket, Suffolk.
Rank: Engine Room Artificer Class 4; Service Number: C/SMX.19.
Regiment: Royal Navy, H.M. Submarine ‘Parthian’
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of William & Ellen Sophia Jacob, of Stowmarket, Suffolk.
Father: William Jacob, born 1874, Uxbridge, Middlesex. A Grocer.
Ellen Sophia Jacob (nee Salmon), born 1875, Elmswell, Suffolk.
Probate to Ellen Sophia Jacob.
The Parthian-class submarine or P class was a class of six submarines built for the Royal Navy in the late 1920s. They were designed as long-range patrol submarines for the Far East.
HMS Parthian (Lt. Cyril Astell Pardoe, RNR) is presumed mined in Adriatic late July / early August 1943. Having sailed from Malta on 22nd July for patrol west of Greece in the southern Adriatic. She was ordered to patrol off Otranto on 26th July 1943. She was again given a new area to patrol on the 28th. She was reported overdue at Beirut on 11th August 1943.