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Byron Jacobs

Byron Jacobs

Male 1889 - 1969  (79 years)    Has 24 ancestors but no descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name Byron Jacobs 
    Birth Between Oct 1889 and Dec 1889  Hendon, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • Fact Flags: Preferred
    Gender Male 
    Regiment 1916  [3
    • This record relates to his time in the RFC but alludes to his Army service as well.
    Passenger List 16 Feb 1916  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Age: 25y 
    • Occupation given as Electrician
    Rank 19 Mar 1916  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Lieutenant 
    • He was effectively inducted in to The Buffs from the Defence Forces of the Union of South Africa.
    Medal 14 Nov 1916  [6
    Military Cross 
    Miscellaneous 3 Sep 1918  [7
    • Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate
      He gives his address as being in Germiston, Transvall, South Africa.
    Miscellaneous 7 Sep 1918  Eastbourne, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Passenger List 12 Sep 1921  Hampstead, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Age: 29y 
    Address: 4 Parsifal Road 
    • No occupation listed
      Arriving from Natal, South Africa
    Medal 11 May 1923  [10
    Rank 6 Jan 1940  [11
    Captain 
    • Gazetted as Lieutenant in Auxiliary Military Pioneer Corps
      Capt Byron Jacobs, late the Buffs
    Miscellaneous 11 Oct 1945  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • O.B.E.
    Rank 11 Oct 1945  [13, 14
    Colonel (Temporary) 
    • Supplement to the London Gazette
      Colonel (temporary) Byron Jacobs MC (112455) Pioneer Corps (London W 11)
    Passenger List 3 Oct 1947  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Age: 57y 
    • Gives address as c/o South Africa House
      Occupation is Director
    Death Jan 1969  Brighton, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [16, 17
    Age: 79y 
    • Fact Flags: Preferred
    Obituary 31 Jan 1969  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    • Jewish Chronicle 31/01/1969 P43
    Service No. 112455  [11
    Reference Number BR 1738a 
    Reference Number BR-J 
    Person ID I4812  Jacobs
    Last Modified 27 May 2024 

    Father Harry Braham Jacobs,   b. Between Jul 1859 and Sep 1859, Haymarket, London, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1912, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 52 years) 
    Mother Clara Samuel,   b. Between Oct 1860 and Dec 1860, Liverpool, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 21 Sep 1931, West Hampstead, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 70 years) 
    Marriage 8 Feb 1881  Westminster, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [18, 19
    • Her address: Redcliffe Road, South kensington
      His address: Haymarket, London
    Family ID F1569  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Evelyn Mary Sayer,   b. 29 Sep 1898   d. Between Jan 1983 and Mar 1983, Brighton, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 84 years) 
    Marriage Between Jul 1932 and Sep 1932  Hampstead, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    Family ID F1575  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 3 Jan 2020 

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - Between Oct 1889 and Dec 1889 - Hendon, Middlesex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPassenger List - Age: 25y - 16 Feb 1916 - London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRank - Lieutenant - 19 Mar 1916 - London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMiscellaneous - 7 Sep 1918 - Eastbourne, Sussex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPassenger List - Age: 29y,Address: 4 Parsifal Road - 12 Sep 1921 - Hampstead, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - Between Jul 1932 and Sep 1932 - Hampstead, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMiscellaneous - 11 Oct 1945 - London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPassenger List - Age: 57y - 3 Oct 1947 - London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - Age: 79y - Jan 1969 - Brighton, Sussex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - 31 Jan 1969 - London, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Jacobs, Byron RFC Certificate Photo
    Jacobs, Byron RFC Certificate Photo
    Media Date: 1918
    Jacobs, Byron and Jo Annotated
    Jacobs, Byron and Jo Annotated
    Photo from Shlomo Zatanka
    Media Date: 1940
    03-Jacobs, Platnauer
    03-Jacobs, Platnauer
    Record originated in Jacobs Tree
    01a-Jacobs, Platnauer
    01a-Jacobs, Platnauer
    Record originated in Jacobs Tree

  • Notes 
    • During WW1 he was in both the Royal East Kent Regiment (The Buffs) and the RFC
      His Royal Aero Club certificate gives his birth as 7 Aug 1890 whereas BMD gives 1889 so he may have been trying to lose a year off his age?
      [21]
    • RHODESIAN JEWRY AND ITS STORY
      PART 111
      BY
      ERIC ROSENTHAL
      Page 33
      CHAPTER 28
      RHODESIAN JEWS IN WORD WAR 1

      Considering that the entire Jewish population of Rhodesia only numbered
      a few hundred, the frequency with which Jewish names occur in the military lists is
      noteworthy. Thus we find Lieutenant Byron Jacobs, son of a Bulawayo stockbroker,
      serving with the buffs in France, where he won the Military Cross, while carrying ammunition to a front line trench under heavy fire. Seeing another soldier fall, Lieutenant
      Jacobs stopped to pick him up and brought him to safety.
    • Addresses
      1931 5 Inglewood Mansions, West End Lane, - with Nathaniel, Clara & Natalie Platnauer
      1933 39 Belsize Park, London - with Evelyn
      1938-9 32 Mortimer Court, Abbey Road - with Evelyn
      1945 9 Holland Park - with Evelyn
      1948 Templeton Hotel, Templeton Place
      1964 3, Riverdale Road, Twickenham - with Evelyn
      1965 Flat 1 1A Little Titchfield Street W1 - with Evelyn

  • Sources 
    1. [S2797] Jacobs, Byron - Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate, 31 Aug 2015.
      This certificate contradicts the BMD but could be him trying to lose a year for the RFC

    2. [S3242] BMD - Birth Index, 31 Aug 2015, 1889 JAS Hendon 3a 158.

    3. [S2804] Military Record - Jacobs, Byron, 1 Sep 2015.

    4. [S2839] Passenger List - Jacobs, Byron Durban-London 1916, 3 Oct 2015.

    5. [S2810] London Gazette - Byron JACOBS 1916, 6 Sep 2015.

    6. [S2811] London Gazette - Jacobs, Byron 1916-MC1, 6 Sep 2015.

    7. [S2797] Jacobs, Byron - Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate, Bef 1 Jan 2020.

    8. [S2842] Jacobs, Byron - Witness at inquest 1918, 5 Oct 2015.

    9. [S2840] Passenger List - Jacobs, Byron Capetown-Southampton 1921, 3 Oct 2015.

    10. [S2798] Medal Card - Jacobs, Byron, 31 Aug 2015.

    11. [S2812] London Gazette - Jacobs, Byron 1940, 6 Sep 2015.

    12. [S2843] Jacobs, Byron - O.B.E. awarded - WO 373-85-84, 6 Oct 2015.

    13. [S2809] London Gazette - Byron Jacobs 1945, 6 Sep 2015.

    14. [S2843] Jacobs, Byron - O.B.E. awarded - WO 373-85-84, 7 Sep 2015.

    15. [S2841] Passenger List - Jacobs, Byron Capetown-Southampton 1947, 3 Oct 2015.

    16. [S3241] BMD - Death Index, 31 Aug 2015, 1969 JFM Brighton 5h 126.

    17. [S2835] Obituary - Jacobs, Byron, 3 Oct 2015.

    18. [S60] BMD - Marriage Index, 29 Aug 2015, 1881 JFM Westminster 1A 730.

    19. [S2848] Marriage Notice - Samuel, Clara - Jacobs, Harry Braham 1881, 11 Oct 2015.

    20. [S60] BMD - Marriage Index, 31 Aug 2015, 1932 JAS Hampstead 1A 1858.

    21. [S2797] Jacobs, Byron - Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate, 31 Aug 2015.