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Jacobs, Sydney

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Type of person Individual
Date of birth c. 1891

Date of death 1915
Place of decease Egypt

By 1916, 25 year old Sydney Jacobs, known as David, died of wounds in Egypt following a skirmish in the desert. In June 1915, the Cheer Up Society had farewelled him from Willunga, when he had embarked for Egypt to serve with the 3rd Australian Light Horse Regiment. He is remembered in Willunga on his mother’s headstone (Mary Jacobs) in the St Stephen’s Cemetery, the War Memorial and the Roll of Honour in the Show Hall. He was a brother to Len Jacobs and cousin of Connie Jacobs.



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