Jack Harris' unsent Christmas message to his mother

Historical note: 

This Christmas message was recovered from Jack Harris' body after the Battle of Lone Pine along with his identity disc. The personal effects were sent to his family back in Sydney.

 

To my Dear Mother

Wishing her a Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year

From Jack Harris

Materials: 
papers
Category: 
Diaries and personal papers
Themes: 
Personal story
Conflict: 
First World War
Location: 
Lone Pine
Story: 
Jack Harris
Production Date: 
1915

On this day

On this day
17 January

1917 — 4 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps, sailed for France. This was the last AFC Squadron formed in WW1 and began active service over the Western Front in the Battle of Cambrai

1945 — Battle of TSIMBA RIDGE, a strongly fortified Japanese position  in the north of Bougainville

1991 — Coalition air attacks began against Iraqi forces in IRAQ and KUWAIT, marking the beginning of the GULF WAR, which ended when Iraqi forces were driven from Kuwait