Nicolas Jacob died on the 22nd of August, 1915. He was 36 years old, and left behind his wife Annie. He is commemorated on the Helles memorial.
The 6th Bn Yorkshire regiment was interestingly the first “Kitchener” regiment to be involved in a major offense operation in the war. Jacobs’ date of death would indicate he was killed during the Battle of Scimitar hill, which was a colossal failure for British forces attempting to secure the Tekke Tepe Ridgeline at Cape Helles.
This plaque is a unique entitlement and is accompanied by a Commonwealth War Graves Certificate on request. It is also of note that interestingly his last name has been incorrectly made out to be Jacobs on the plaque. There is a “N” Jacobs from the Cape Corps who is entitled to a plaque; however we have checked the South African Archives and there two Nicolas Jacobs, both did not die and were discharged. Therefore, we are sure this plaque belongs to Nichlas.