ALFRED GEORGE JACOBS

Born: 18th March 1922, Ipswich.

Died: 6th June 1944; age: 22; presumed KiA – D-Day. Alfred was originally reported as Missing in Action. In 1946 this was changed to – presumed Killed in Action.

British Normandy Memorial – The 6th (Airborne) Division Workshop, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers did not land in Normandy until 8 June 1944, when the unit came ashore at Juno Beach. It is presumed he was attached to another unit that did land on D-Day, but the exact circumstances of his death are unknown.

Residence: 10, Ruebens Road, Ipswich.

Occupation: Plumbing and Hot Water Fitter.

 

Rank: Craftsman; Service Number: 5837460.

Regiment: Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers, 6th Airborne Division Workshops.

 

Memorial Reference:

Panel 18,

Bayeux Memorial,

Calvados,

France.

 

Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Benjamin Henry & Winifred Jacobs, of Ipswich.

 

Father: Benjamin Henry Jacobs, born April 1897, Ipswich.

Mother: Winifred Jacobs (nee Howlett), born March 1897, Ipswich.

 

ENGLAND & WALES REGISTER 1939

Alfred was a Plumbing and Hot Water Fitter plus a part time – Air Raid Precautions Scout Messenger. He was living with his parents & brother at their family home – 10, Ruebens Road, Ipswich.

Benjamin, a Foundry Labourer.

Winifred, unpaid Domestic Duties.

William George Jacobs, a General Navvy Labourer, born July 1886, Ipswich.

After the death of Benjamin and William’s parents Alfred Ernest Jacobs, a greengrocer & Hannah Elizabeth Jacobs (nee Page), William became head of the household and the guardian of young Benjamin and his sisters.

 

Alfred is also commemorated on the British Normandy Memorial, virtually opened by His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, on the 6th June 2021.

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