Our campaign

Welcome to the Jack Harrison VC MC Statue Campaign. This site will bring you all the updates you need about our activities, fundraising, new support, news, ticket booking and ways to donate to the statue fund.

Ian Judson at the centenary commemoration in Oppy

Ian Judson laying the Hull FC poppy wreath in Oppy

Patrick Neal, author of book The Heroic Johnsman, in Oppy

Remember, the more support we gain, the more momentum we create, and the more support, including financial support, anybody who does anything to help the campaign will be publicly thanked on here, and the campaign’s social media accounts.

About

We are a group of people who want to see a statue of John ‘Jack’ Harrison VC MC erected in Hull City Centre.

If you want to support this campaign contact us, support comes in many forms, if you feel you can help in any way, be it financially, helping with our fundraising or with any other skills you possess please get in touch.

Our contact details are in, not surprisingly, the contact section on this website, feedback is also very welcome, and if you have any suggestions for the website, or other stuff, please let us know!

About

We are a group of people who want to see a statue of John ‘Jack’ Harrison VC MC erected in Hull City Centre.

If you want to support this campaign contact us, support comes in many forms, if you feel you can help in any way, be it financially, helping with our fundraising or with any other skills you possess please get in touch.

Our contact details are in, not surprisingly, the contact section on this website, feedback is also very welcome, and if you have any suggestions for the website, or other stuff, please let us know!

Blog

The Statue Plans

This campaign is all about getting a statue of Jack erected in Hull City Centre, here you can see the plans that have been drawn up by a company with well over a centuries history in Hull. These plans are not final, you may have your own ideas of how it should look, and where …

Oppy Wood

As the allies advanced on Arras, Jack’s 11th (Tradesmen) Battalion was ordered to attack the German lines on the outskirts of the small French village of Oppy. Having amassed almost in sight of Vimy Ridge, in the early hours of 3rd May 1917, Jack’s Battalion, and many others in the Hull Pals, were ordered to …

War Hero

Jack volunteered to sign up, and was packed off to Inns of Court officer training, where he would become a ‘Temporary Gentleman’ after being commissioned as a Temporary 2nd Lieutenant in the East Yorkshire Regiment. His service record shows that he arrived in France on 16th September 1916. On 25th March 1917, Jack lead a …