WW1 Death Plaque – William Nicholas Austwick
Unique Name. 100% Genuine and original
Plus Sleeve and some copies of his war history to include - Memorial Scroll, Copy of George V letter of condolence, Copy of A. Milner (Secretary of State for War) letter of condolence.
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service No: 8406
Date of Death: 13/05/1915
Killed in Action
Born: Ipswich, Suffolk
Enlisted: Ipswich, Suffolk
Residence: Small Heath, Birmingham
Regiment/Service: Essex Regiment
Battalion: 2nd Battalion.
Theatre of War: France & Flanders
Panel Reference: Panel 39.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
The Bronze Memorial Plaque was issued to the next of kin of servicemen/women who had fallen in the Great War.
Measures 121mm (4.76”) diameter, weighing approx 333 grams, cast in bronze incorporating the following:
Brittania holding a Laurel Wreath in her left hand and a Trident in her right hand.
An imperial lion.
2 dolphins representing Britain's sea power.
The emblem of Imperial Germany's eagle being torn to pieces by another lion.
A rectangle containing the serviceman/womans name.
No rank was given as it was intended to show equality in their sacrifice.
Around the edge of the plaque inscribed " He/She Died For Freedom And Honour"
These plaques are sometimes referred to as –
DEAD MANS PENNY, MEMORIAL PLAQUE , WIDOWS PENNY ,
DEATH PENNY , DEATH PLAQUE .
WW1 Death Plaque - Austwick - William Nicholas Austwick
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