The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra
|Private Jacob King|
Name of Ancestor: Jacob Archibald King
Ancestor's date of birth: 01/04/1881
Ancestor's date of death: 19/11/1945
Cause of Death: Tubercolosis
Service Number: 287
Colony or State of enlistment: TAS, Place of Enlistment: Tasmania
Unit: 2nd Tasmania Imperial Bushmen, 2nd Company
Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: On Enlistment
Highest Rank attained (if served after war): PTE, Date Effective: 16/08/1914
Murray Page: 566
Contingent: Fourth Tasmanian
Ship: Chicago, Date of Sailing: 27/03/1901
Other Boer War Service: Nil.
Memorial details: Detail not provided
Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Cape Colony - WW1 1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal. .
Personal Characteristics: Boilermaker by trade. Height: 163 cm, weight 60 kg (1914), Dark complexion, grey eyes, brown hair. A wonderful father who died when I was 13 years old.
Reasons to go and fight: Unknown
Details of service in war: May 1901 - May 1902 in Cape Colony. He was bugler.
Service and life after the Boer War: Returned to Australia 5 August 1901 on the Britannic. Enlisted #140 A Company ANMEF 16 August 1914. Saw service in New Guinea. Discharged 4 March 1915.
Name of Descendant: Brian King, Figtree NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Son