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The selfie taken by a soldier in World War I: Touching image reveals proud young man in his bedroom shortly before flying to his death at the age of just 21

The photo was taken by Australian soldier Thomas Baker who arrived in France on 1 July 1916 at the age of 19.

He was involved in the campaign to fight on the Somme and won the Military Medal near Gueudecourt on 11 December that year for repairing a telephone line in thirty separate places under intense enemy fire.

read more The selfie taken by a soldier in World War I: Touching image reveals proud young man in his bedroom shortly before flying to his death at the age of just 21 | Daily Mail Online.

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This entry was posted on November 8, 2014 by in History.

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