Second Lieutenant Joel Jacobs was a Welsh officer of the British Army who died during the First World War.

He was born in 1895, in Swansea, the son of furniture dealer Michael and Selina Pearl Jacobs (née Goodman), both of Glamorganshire. Jacobs studied at Perse School, Cambridge, and was commissioned on in the 5th Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment).[1][2]

Aged 21, Jacobs died on 20 July 1916 while serving on the Western Front on attachment to the 150th Trench Mortar Battery.[3]

He is buried in La Laiterie Military Cemetery, Belgium.


  1. Roll of Honour -Cambridge Perse School, Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  2. The London Gazette (29379), p. 11728. 24 November 1915, Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  3. The 5th Yorks Battalion War Diary, Retrieved 16 April 2016.


  • Jacobs, Joel, Retrieved 16 April 2016.

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