Born: 1895, Ipswich.

Death assumed: 21st September 1918; age 23; KiA.

Residence: 13, York Road, Ipswich.

Enlistment: 8th September 1914; age: 20 years & 4 months; Occupation: Tram Conductor; Next of Kin: sister – Alice Jacobs, 13 York Street, Ipswich. Height: 5ft 3ins, dark complexion, blue eyes, brown hair.

Discharged: 24th December 1914 – Brighton – Very Deaf. Served 108 days.


Re-Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Lance Corporal; Service Number: 41264

Regiment: Essex Regiment, 10th Battalion.

Formerly 15911, Bedfordshire Regiment.


Memorial Reference:

Panel 7.

Vis-en-Artois Memorial,

Pas de Calais,







1901   37, White Elm Street, Ipswich.


Hubert was 5 years old and living with his widowed mother & siblings.

Ann Grimwood Jacobs (nee Clay), 38, a Laundress, born Blackfriars, London.

Alice Amelia Jacobs, 18, a Dressmaker, born Bildeston, Suffolk.

John William Jacobs, 17, an Iron Driller – Foundry, born Bildeston.

Stephen Thomas Jacobs, 15, a Carpenter’s Labourer, born Bildeston.

Charles Frederick Jacobs, 12, born Bildeston.


1911   13, York Road, Ipswich.


Hubert was 15 years old, a Blacksmith Apprentice – Engineering Works. He was living with his mother, step father & step brother.

Harry Smith, 50, a General Labourer – Docks, born Hadleigh, Suffolk.

Ann, 48.

Harry Thomas Smith, 19, a Seaman, born Ipswich.


Hubert’s father was John Jacobs, born 1860, Bildeston, died 13th December 1894, Mile End Hospital, Colchester. He was a Brewer’s Labourer.


In 1915, Ipswich, Hubert married Alice Maud Osborn, born December 1895, Ipswich – grandaughter of James Osborn, a boilermaker’s labourer, and Sarah Osborn (nee Gould), of 87, Alan Road, Ipswich.

They had 2  daughters:

Edna Alice Jacobs, born March 1916, Ipswich.

Irene Evelyn Jacobs, born November 1918, Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Alice Maud Jacobs – widow.


Hubert is also remembered on the war memorial at Holy Trinity Church, Ipswich.


Essex Regiment, 10th Battalion:

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