Albert Jacobs was born in 1898 and joined the Royal Navy as a Boy Seaman at the age of 13. According to the official Navy List, Albert Edward Jacobs achieved the rank of Gunner as of 1 October 1927. As of December 1929, he was taking the Gunners Advanced Course ashore. On 26 February 1936, he was ordered to HMS Penelope, light cruiser, as her Gunner, the ship being a unit of the Mediterranean Fleet in 1937.
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ALBERT EDWARD JACOBS
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Commissioned Gunner
Regiment: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M.S. Repulse.
Date of Death: 24/08/1945
Additional information: Son of Thomas John and Eliza Mary Jacobs; husband of Florence May Jacobs, of Portchester.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Row 5. Grave 50.
Cemetery: PORTCHESTER (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD