Jack Harris' identity disc

Historical note: 

Mr and Mrs Harris recieved a few of their sons personal effects by early 1916, including his identity disc

Materials: 
metal
Category: 
Uniforms
Themes: 
Personal story
Conflict: 
First World War
Story: 
Jack Harris
Production Date: 
1915
Engraved: 
J A E HARRIS 2B 6R AIF 251 CE

On this day

On this day
18 July

1917 — An observer, aloft in a balloon from HMAS HUON, sighted an Austrian submarine on the surface in the Adriatic Sea. The submarine dived and escaped before HUON could get to it

1942 — Australian troops attacked and captured Trig22 on MAKH KHAD RIDGE during the fighting around EL ALAMEIN, Egypt

1960 — The first Junior Recruits (boys aged 15-16) commenced training at HMAS LEEUWIN, Fremantle, WA. The JR scheme continued for 24 years and over 12,000 young sailors graduated to the RAN