John Auguste Emile Harris 1899 - 1915

Historical note: 

John Auguste Emile Harris, known as Jack, was a pupil at Cleveland Street School. In his spare time he served as an officer cadet with the 28th (Militia) Battalion, a unit of Australia’s home army, the Australian Commonwealth Military Forces. 

When the first accounts of the fighting on Gallipoli arrived back in Australia in May 1915, the Great War was still regarded by most as a noble crusade.The thought of being left out was almost more than he could bear. Jack enlisted in the AIF on 2 June 1915.

Materials: 
Photograph
Category: 
Photographs
Conflict: 
First World War
Story: 
Jack Harris
Production Date: 
1915

On this day

On this day
11 December

1899— 29 NSW LANCERS were part of a British force which suffered a heavy defeat at the hand of the BOERS at MAGERSFONTEIN, South Africa

1918—  HMAS BRISBANE arrived in Sevastopol, Russia, in support of White Russian forces fighting against revolutionary Bolshevik forces

1952— Operation FAUNA began in Korea. This action was planned to take prisoners to find out more about recently arrived Chinese troops and to destroy enemy trenches. It was 1RAR’s last action of the Korean War

1969— HMAS JEPARIT was commissioned into the RAN to transport stores and equipment to Vietnam. The bulk carrier had been the subject of ongoing union action since August 1966.