Petrus Jacobs

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Petrus Jacobs
Born 1910
Died 1967
Allegiance  Republic of 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.

Military Career[edit]

He joined the South African Army as a part-time Citizen Force soldier in 1931 in the Prince Alfred's Guard[1]:93 and later became a full-time Permanent Force member. He served in World War II with the 2nd South African Division and with Wits Rifles in Italy.[1]:93

Maj Gen Jacobs was Army Chief of Staff from 1963 to 1965.[2][1]:93

Awards and Decorations[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Nöthling, C.J.; Meyers, E.M. (1982). "LEIERS DEUR DIE JARE (1912-1982)" (Online). Scientia Militaria - South African Journal of Military Studies (in Afrikaans). 12 (2): 89–98. doi:10.5787/12-2-631. ISSN 2224-0020. Retrieved 2 January 2015. 
  2. ^ Englebrecht, Leon (10 November 2008). "Fact file: Chiefs of the SA Army". DefenceWeb. Retrieved 3 October 2014. 
Military offices
Preceded by
Sybrand Engelbrecht
Chief of the South African Army
1963 – 1965
Succeeded by
Charles 'Pop' Fraser
Preceded by
PH Grobbelaar
Commandant South African Military College
1953 – 1956
Succeeded by
SJ Engelbrecht