Born: 1890, Ipswich.

Died: 11th August 1915; Age: 25; Died of Wounds – H.M.H.S. ‘Tunisian.’

E.A.D.T. – Wednesday, 25th August 1915 – IPSWICH R.A.M.C. MAN KILLEDInformation has just been received of the death of Private Charles Arthur Jacobs, a member of the Ipswich R.A.M.C. Deceased who enlisted at the outbreak of the war, and had been on foreign service since March last, was killed in action on the 10th August 1915, while serving with his corps in the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force. Charles was just over 25 years of age, and previous to enlisting was employed as a boiler-maker at the Orwell Works.

Occupation: a Boiler Maker for Ransomes Sims & Jefferies, Orwell Works, Ipswich

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 25th May 1915 – Balkans.


Rank: Private: Service Number: 1922.

Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps, 88th (1st/1st East Anglian) Field Ambulance.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Relatives Notified & Address: Brother of Mr E.W. Jacobs, of 269, Nacton Road, Ipswich.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 199 or 200 or 236 to 239 & 328.

Helles Memorial,

Turkey (including Gallipoli).




1891   24, White Elm Street, Ipswich.


Charles was a year old and living with his parents & siblings.

Edgar Jacobs, 40, an Agricultural Fitter, born Coddenham, Suffolk.

Martha Elizabeth Jacobs (nee Smith), 49, born Ipswich.

Edgar Walter Jacobs, 15, a Tea Packer – Grocer, born Ipswich.

Susan Martha Jacobs, 13, born Ipswich.

Maud Mary A. Jacobs, 9, born Ipswich.

William Thomas Jacobs, 8, born Ipswich.

Lily Elizabeth Jacobs, 6, born Ipswich.

Ellen Mary A. Jacobs, 2, born Ipswich.


1901   24, White Elm Street, Ipswich.


Charles was 11 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Edgar, 50, an Agricultural Implement Worker – Fitter.

Martha, 49.

Maud, 20, a Cardboard Box Maker.

William, 18, an Agricultural Implement Worker – Fitter.

Lily, 15.

Nellie, 12.

Frederick Cyril Jacobs, 9, born Ipswich.

Stanley Frank Jacobs, 7, born Ipswich.


1911   275, Cambridge Terrace, Nacton Road, Ipswich.


Charles was 21 years old, an Engineer’s Boiler Maker. He lived with his brother, sister-in-law & niece.

Edgar, 35, a Foundry Foreman Assistant – Engineers.

Margaret, 30.

Hilda Ivy, 4.


Charles’s mother, Martha Jacobs died in March 1902, in Ipswich. His father, Edgar Jacobs died in 1910, Ipswich.


Charles is also remembered on the Orwell Works Memorial Ransomes Sims & Jefferies, Ipswich, and the war memorial at St. Bartholomew’s Church, Ipswich.


The Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) is part of the British Army providing medical services to all British Army personnel and their families in war and peace. Together with the Royal Army Veterinary Corps, the Royal Army Dental Corps and Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps, the RAMC forms the British Army’s essential Army Medical Services. In combat, the men followed the troops over the top into no man’s land suffering losses of 743 officers and 6130 soldiers killed, while delivering medical care to wounded exposed to enemy fire.


Royal Army Medical Corps, 88th (1st/1st East Anglian) Field Ambulance:

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