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

On this day

On this day
15 November

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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