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.

Materials: 
Bronze
Category: 
Diaries and personal papers
Themes: 
Personal story
Conflict: 
First World War
Story: 
Jack Harris
Production Date: 
1916
Engraved: 
Jack Auguste Emile Harris - He died for freedom and honour

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.