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

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