Jacobs, Alan Edward Aflalo MC


War Service:
Second Lieutenant ALAN EDWARD AFLALO JACOBS MC, of 8th battalion East Surrey Regiment was killed in action on 7 August 1916, aged 21. His commission as a second lieutenant appeared in the London Gazette of 12 February 1915. The citation for his Military Cross which was gazetted on 16 May 1916 reads: “ For conspicuous gallantry on several occasions, notably when, after having been for the moment forced back by a very superior number of the enemy, he rallied his platoon, and led it in a counter-attack, by which the enemy were driven back again.“

He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial.


Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the memorial in the Catford Bridge Football Club at their ground in Barnet Wood Road, Hayes. He also is remembered on the St Dunstan's WW1 War Memorial

He was the son of Harold Aflalo Jacobs and Elizabeth Amy Jacobs, of 5, Ebury Road, Catford. He was born in Wandsworth. He attended St Dunstan's College, Catford.

London Gazette

Contributed By: Andy Pepper

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