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
15 November

1899 — During the BOER WAR, Gen Botha’s troops wrecked an armoured train and captured 60 prisoners including journalist WINSTON CHURCHILL

1914 — HMAS SYDNEY and HMAS MELBOURNE finished escort duties with the “ANZAC” Convoy and proceeded to the WEST ATLANTIC where they patrolled the West Indies and the east coast of North America for 18 months

1944 — The Australian Government approved sending Australian Women’s Army Service (AWAS) members overseas. AWAS members went to LAE, New Guinea, and served in forward areas for the first time. Female nursing and  medical personnel were already in New Guinea