|Date made||c 1915|
First World War, 1914-1918
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Studio portrait of 246 Corporal (Cpl) John Edward Hotson, A Company, 18th Battalion, of South ...
Studio portrait of 246 Corporal (Cpl) John Edward Hotson, A Company, 18th Battalion, of South Townsville, Qld. Cpl Hotson enlisted on 3 February 1915 and embarked from Sydney aboard HMAT Ceramic on 25 June 1915. He was killed in action on 22 August 1915 at the Gallipoli Peninsula, was aged 27 years. He is buried at 6 Lone Pine Memorial Gallipoli Peninsula. This lantern slide is one of a series of images of soldiers from the district who enlisted and served overseas. The slides were probably displayed at the Tamworth Cinema between features. Some of the slides have been annotated with information about the person pictured.