John (Jack) Treloar was born at Red Hill in South Australia in 1891. He served in the AIF in the First World War, during which time he developed a talent in sketching his fellow soldiers. After the war he turned to farming near Balaklava, but when the Second World War broke out, he lowered his age, re-enlisted and performed general staff duties at Loveday. Here he further developed his sketching skills, spending his leisure sketching staff members and everyday events in the camp.
Biography of John Treloar, 1891-1968. Manuscript 2001. State Library of South Australia. Private Record Group (PRG 1286/4)
Treloar, John, 1891-1968. Mixed material 2001. State Library of South Australia: PRG 1286 PART OUTSIZE 7.