GrahamClayton: Obituary notice from the Sydney Morning Herald, Saturday 3 June 1916, page 10:
DEATH OF MR. J. L. JACOBSEN.
AUSTRALIAN CHESS CHAMPION.
Mr. Julius Leigh Jacobsen, the retired chess champion of Australasia, died on Thursday night at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. He had been an inmate of the hospital for about six weeks, and was being treated for an inter- nal complaint. Mr. Jacobsen was born at Hull, England, 54 years ago; his father, Dr. J. Jacob sen, was court interpreter and teacher of lan- guages in Hull, and the author of several plays.
Mr. J. L. Jacobsen, when a lad of 14, was one of the strongost chess players In York- shire. Stelnltz, the world's champion, dubbed him the "Boy Prodigy." He came to Aus- tralia 27 years ago, and lived in Brisbane for a few years. He then came on to Sydney, where he has resided for the last quarter of a century. His Australian chess record Is un- surpassed. He wrested the championship from Mr. W. Crane, and maintained it when he was challenged by Mr. W. H. Jonas. Though never matched for the championship against Mr. E. N. Wallace ho defeated him on two occasions in club tournament games. He also beat Mr. F. K. Esling, the Victorian champion, In a telegraph game. Mr. Jacobsen's style was ex- tremely brilliant, and he played rapidly even in complicated positions. He was the chess tutor, of Mr. W. S. Viner, the present Aus-
Mr.- Jacobsen wns for a number of years employed In tho post-offices at Park-street nnd George-street West. On his retirement ho went into the business of a wholesale wood and coal merchant. About l8 months ago he sold out his business.
Mr. Jacobsen lived at Ellesmore, Croydon. He was married 13 years ago to Miss M. E. C. Snape, who survives him. Ho leaves no family. The funeral will leave Messrs. Wood, Coffill''s George-street funeral mortuary to- day, at 2.15 p.m., for tho Waverley cemetery.