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Private Jacob King

Ancestor Details

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.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Brian King, Figtree NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Son


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