|Date made||c 1916|
First World War, 1914-1918
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Studio portrait of 2662 Private (Pte) William George Jacob, 5th Reinforcements, 36th Battalion, ...
Studio portrait of 2662 Private (Pte) William George Jacob, 5th Reinforcements, 36th Battalion, of Tamworth, NSW, with his father. Prior to his enlistment in the AIF on 21 August 1916, he served with the 13th Infantry, Citizens Military Forces. Pte Jacob embarked from Sydney aboard HMAT Benalla on 9 November 1916. He was killed in action on 10 June 1917 at Messines, Belgium, aged 20 years. He is buried at 168 Messines Ridge British Cemetery. 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.