‘James Brack MC‘, Honest History, 21 July 2023
James Brack of the 47th Battalion, AIF, received the Military Cross in March 1918 for service in France. He died in 1979 at the age of 90. During and after his war service he won awards for his marksmanship then worked in Canberra in its early days. This illustrated booklet was put together by his grandson, Steve Hurren of Canberra, who wrote this about it:
This is the story of James Brack MC – War hero, our hero; family man; my grandfather, my Pa. He knew me from the day I was born, and I knew him till the day he died.
General Birdwood congratulating Captain Brack for the highest individual score in the Kolapore Cup at Bisley, July 1919 (note cigarette hidden behind his back). Looking on are the Captain of the Australian Team, Lieutenant Colonel Beardsmore and the Adjutant, Captain Findlay.