Lance Corporal Jack Harris Memorial Plaque

Historical note

The British government distributed Memorial Plaques (commonly referred to as ‘dead man’s pennies’) and Memorial Scrolls to the bereaved families. Harris’ parents never unwrapped his Plaque.

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First World War
Jack Harris
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Jack Auguste Emile Harris - He died for freedom and honour

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