Studio portrait of 2nd Lieutenant (later Captain) George Everett James, 8th Battalion of Ballarat ...

Unit 8th Australian Infantry Battalion
Accession Number P05248.064
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Photomechanical print
Place made Australia: Victoria
Date made 1915
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Studio portrait of 2nd Lieutenant (later Captain) George Everett James, 8th Battalion of Ballarat East, Victoria. A teacher prior to enlisting, he embarked from Melbourne aboard HMAT Clan McGillivray (A46) on 2 February 1915. On 24 July 1916, he was wounded in action at Pozieres, France and died that day at the 3rd Australian Field Ambulance Station, France, aged 25. He is buried in Becourt Military Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt, France.