Soldat 126/54079, Belgian Army.

Died of influenza 30th September 1918, age 24.

Student of medicine.


Jean was born at Molenbeek on 18th November 1893 to Jean Baptise and Marie Stephanie Jacobs or Brussels. He attended L’Ecole des Mines de Mons. He joined the Belgian Army, 2nd Regiment de Chsseurs a pied, early in the war and was wounded and lost his right arm on the Yser in October 1914. He is noted as a student of medicine at Manchester University in 1915 and in 1917 he was the Head of Bacteriological Laboratory at Hopital St-Antoine, Paris. He earned a Croix de guerre and Croix de Chevalier de l’ordre de Leopold II (avec palmes). He died on 30th September in Paris of influenza contracted on active service.