Petrus Jacobs

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Petrus Jacobs
Born 1910
Died 1967
Allegiance South Africa
Service/branch South African Army
Rank Major General
Commands held Army Chief of Staff
Battles/wars World War II

Major-General Petrus Jacobs SSA SM (1910-1967) was a South African military commander. He joined the South African Army as a part-time Citizen Force soldier in 1931 in the Prince Alfreds Guards[1] and later became a full-time Permanent Force member. He served in World War II with 2 SA Division and with the Wits Rifles in Italy.[1]

Maj Gen Jacobs was Army Chief of Staff from 1963 to 1965.[2]

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Military offices
Preceded by
Sybrand Engelbrecht
Chief of the South African Army
1963 – 1965
Succeeded by
Charles 'Pop' Fraser