|Object type||Black & white - Photomechanical print|
|Place made||Australia: New South Wales|
|Date made||c 1915|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Studio portrait of 1977A Private (Pte) John Alexander Newcomb, 18th Battalion, of Sydney, NSW. A ...
Studio portrait of 1977A Private (Pte) John Alexander Newcomb, 18th Battalion, of Sydney, NSW. A clerk prior to enlisting at Pyrmont, NSW, on 8 June 1915, Pte Newcomb embarked from Sydney, NSW, aboard HMAT Runic on 9 August 1915. On 16 March 1918, he was invalided back to Australia having suffered a gun shot wound to his chest. He died on 12 April 1919 at No 4 Australian General Hospital, Randwick, NSW, aged 20, and is buried in Rookwood Cemetery, Sydney, NSW.