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.
Pas de Calais,
Brother to STEPHEN THOMAS JACOBS.
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.
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.