Philip Richard Jacombs

Male 1926 - 2006  (80 years)


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  • Name Philip Richard Jacombs 
    Christened Abt 1926 
    Born 10 Apr 1926  Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Address:
    Onehunga 
    Gender Male 
    _UID EDD827694D8A4C7995B33C276DE0970181ED 
    Died 18 Jun 2006  Dunedin, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I1585  Treefive
    Last Modified 26 Oct 2016 

    Father William Henry Holmes Jacombs,   b. 7 Oct 1888, Christchurch, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1958, Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Frances Mary Howell,   b. 3 May 1889, Waiwera, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1982, Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 21 Aug 1911  Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Address:
    St Barnabas Church 
    Family ID F449  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Enid Elizabeth Grenfell,   b. 19 Jan 1931, Dunedin, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 2016, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 29 Jun 1957  Dunedin, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
    Last Modified 12 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F476  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 


    • Pip and Frank were identical twins - Pip was the younger. Both Pip and Ted were in the All Saints Choir.

      Pip and Ted were very much alike when young, but as a result of illness Pip stayed an extra year in Standard 2. When he went to Kowhai school for standard 3, the teacher said "what are you doing here, I had you last year!"

      The twins did not take advantage of their likeness, and wore name tags to distinguish them. There was one occasion when Pip was supposed to be the top of a pyramid at a gymnastics display, but for some reason could not do it. Ted was drafted in to take his place, the teacher reckoning that no-one could tell the difference.

      Pip and Frank were on a World War II Ballot List published on 28 Jun 1944. At that time they were both students living at 6 Dunedin Street, Ponsonby, Auckland.

      Pip studied Mercantile Law and Secretarial Law accountancy at Auckland University on his way to passing Bachelor of Commerce and Accountancy Professional exams at Auckland University. In 1949 he was working as a clerk, living with his parents at 6 Dunedin Street, Ponsonby. By 1954 he was an accountant in Dunedin, then another spell as a clerk in Auckland before marrying Enid Grenfell in Christchurch in 1957. The couple lived in Tauranga, and then Dunedin, where Pip was a company executive for National Insurance. Dunedin became their retirement home, although after Pip died Enid moved to Wellington to be with Mark.

  • Sources 
    1. [S35] BIR003 Birth Jacombs, Philip Richard, BIR003.

    2. [S400] Funeral Jacombs, Philip Richard, Philip Richard Jacombs; 22 June 2006.

    3. [S171] MAR008 Marriage Jacombs, William Henry Holmes and Howell, Frances Mary, MAR008.

    4. [S356] MAR073 Marriage Jacombs, William Henry Holmes and Howell, Frances Mary, MAR073.

    5. [S938] MAR Marriage Index NZ - on-line, William Henry Holmes Jacombs; Frances Mary Howell; 4955; 1911.