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Charles Ryder Jacob (1867-1897)
1898 Obituary 
CHARLES RYDER JACOB, second son of the Rev. S. H. Jacob, of Bratton, Westbury, Wilts, was born on the 20th November, 1867.
After receiving a general education, he went through the engineering course at King’s College, London, and then served a pupilage of three years to Mr. John Carter Park at the North London Railway Works, Bow.
Between March, 1888, and July, 1889, he was employed in erecting machinery for Messrs. Thwaites Brothers, of Bradford.
In July, 1890, he entered the Royal Navy as a probationary Assistant Engineer, and in the following month was appointed an Assistant Engineer on H.M.S. “Galatea.” In November of the same year he was ordered to Malta, where he was employed on the re-fitting of the machinery of H.N.S. “Dreadnought.” From Malta he was invalided home with fever, and, after serving on H.M.S. “Belleisle,” he was appointed to H.M.S. "Royal Arthur” on the Pacific Station. There he again contracted fever, from which he died on the 28th September, 1897.
Mr. Jacob was elected an Associate Member on the 16th May, 1893.