Jack Harris' Memorial Scroll

Historical note

The British government distributed Memorial Plaques and Memorial Scrolls to the bereaved families. Harris’s parents had Jack's Scroll framed.

Category
Diaries and personal papers
Themes
Personal story
Conflict
First World War
Story
Jack Harris
Production Date
1916
Engraved
He whom this scroll commemorates was numbered among those who, at the call of King and Country, left all that was dear to them, endured hardness, faced danger; and finally passed out of the sight of men by the path of duty and self-sacrifice, giving up their own lives that others might live in freedom. Let those who come after see to it that his name be not forgotten. L.Cpl John A. E. Harris 2 Bn. A.I.F

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