WW1 Death Plaque - Henry Albert Burton.
“This is a unique name”.
Rank: Private Regiment : Royal Fusiliers Unit: 7th Battalion. Formerly 39314 The Queen’s Regiment West Surrey Regiment.
Date of Death: 23rd. April 1917 (St George’s Day) Age: 22 Killed in Action Service No: 62937
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Bay 3. Memorial: ARRAS MEMORIAL
Enlisted: Mill Hill. Born: Nazeing, Essex
Additional information: Son of James George and Annie Elizabeth Burton, of Back Lane, Nazeing, Essex.
1901 census lived at Kenners Lane, Nazeing, Essex
Father: James George – a Horse keeper on a farm from Roydon, Essex.
Mother: Annie Elizabeth from Latton, Essex.
Brothers: Walter J, Joseph J, William E, Frederick C and Benjamin G
Roll of Honour - Nazeing Congregational Church - War Memorial BURTON Albert Henry - (Listed as Henry Albert on SDGW & CWGC) Private 62937, 7th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 23rd April 1917 in France & Flanders. Aged 22. Born Nazeing, enlisted Mill Hill, Middlesex. Son of James George and Annie Elizabeth Burton, of Back Lane, Nazeing, Essex. Formerly 39314, Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3.
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 - Burton - Henry Albert Burton
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