Born: 1886, Bildeston, Suffolk.

Died: 29th April 1918; age 32; Died of Wounds – Menin.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 35372

Regiment: Gloucestershire Regiment, 13th Battalion.

Formerly 177367, Royal Engineers.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Harlebeke New British Cemetery,








1891   26, Hervey Street, Ipswich.


Stephen was 5 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

John Jacobs, 30, a Grocer – own account, born Bildeston, Suffolk.

Ann Grimwood Jacobs (nee Clay), 28, born Blackfriars, London.

Alice Amelia Jacobs, 8, born Bildeston.

John William Jacobs, 7, born Bildeston.

Beatrice Maud Jacobs, 4, born Bildeston.

Charles Frederick Jacobs, 2, born Bildeston.

Albert Jacobs, 4 months, born Ipswich.


1901   37, White Elm Street, Ipswich.

Stephen was 15 years old, a Carpenter’s Labourer. He was living with his widowed mother & siblings.

Ann, 38, a Laundress.

Alice, 18, a Dressmaker.

William, 17, an Iron driller – Foundry.

Frederick, 12.

Hubert John Jacobs, 1895, born Ipswich.


1911   311, Richmond Terrace, Foxhall Road, Ipswich.


Stephen was 25 years old, a Threshing machine Erector – Engineering Works. He was married and Head of the Household.

Rose, 24.

Dora, 3.


Stephen’s father John Jacobs, died 13th September 1894, Mile End Hospital, Colchester, Essex.


In 1907, Ipswich, Stephen married Rose Ellen Osborne, born 1887, Ipswich.

They had 3 daughters:

Dora Rose Jacobs, born 1908, born Ipswich.

Constance E. Jacobs, born 1912, Ipswich.

Edna A. Jacobs, born 1916, Ipswich.


Thomas is also remembered on the war memorial at St. John the Baptist Church, Ipswich.


 Gloucestershire Regiment, 13th Battalion:

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