18 August 2015

Today in 1941 - August 18 - German spy Josef Jakobs buried at St. Mary's R.C. Cemetery

Today in 1941, on August 18, Josef Jakobs was buried in an unmarked grave at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Cemetery in Kensal Green, London.

Fr. Edward J. Griffith, an Army Chaplain, had ministered to Josef in the days between the court martial and the execution. Fr. Griffith likely attended the funeral, only returning to his assignment in Liverpool on August 18/19. He was likely a co-celebrant at the Requiem Mass which was conducted by Fr. Charles Bernard Flood, a priest at St. James Roman Catholic Church (Spanish Place) in London.

Josef was laid to rest in an unmarked grave. In the mid 1970s, a layer of earth was placed on the existing graves in that section of the cemetery in order to create more graves.


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