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
17 February

1900 — Troops of the New South Wales Mounted Rifles formed part of major attack at PAARDEBERG, South Africa. This attack led to the surrender of GEN. Piet Cronje and 4000 of his troops. This was the last major action of the BOER WAR

1970 — 8 RAR and 1st Armoured Regiment were engaged in the Battle of LONG HAI, Vietnam. 8 RAR was awarded a Meritorious Unit Citation including Cross of Valour with Palm Unit Citation by the South Vietnamese Government for this action.