LEST WE FORGET

Leading Aircraftman Geoffrey Rex JACOBS

Service No: 9173
Born: Launceston TAS, 31 July 1917
Enlisted in the RAAF: 14 February 1940
Unit: No. 1 Engineering School, Ascot Vale VIC
Died: Illness, Melbourne VIC, 22 September 1941, Aged 24 Years
Buried: Hobart (Cornelian Bay) Public Cemetery TAS
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Frederick Charles and Frieda Elizabeth Jacobs, of West Hobart
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 117, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 22 September 1941, Leading Aircraftman Jacobs, a Messman, died at the Repatriation General Hospital from an infectious disease.

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/126/57