Telegram from Colonel Luscombe to the Revd Robert McKeown.

Historical note: 

On 22 November, Colonel Luscombe, sent another urgent telegram, this time to the Revd Robert McKeown
of Waverley asking him to officially inform Alfred Harris that his son had been killed in action.

Rev McKeown

Officially reported that Number 2251 Private J A E Harris 2nd Battalion killed in action 7th August previoulsy reported missing please inform Mr A T Harris 165 Dension Street and convey deep regret and sympathy of their majesties the King and Queen and Commonwealth Government in loss that they and army have sustained by death of soldier.

Colonel Luscombe

Materials: 
papers
Category: 
Diaries and personal papers
Themes: 
Personal story
Conflict: 
First World War
Location: 
Victoria Barracks
Story: 
Jack Harris
Production Date: 
22 November 1915

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