WW1 Death Plaque – Henry Chipping

Plaque in nice condition.

Unique Name “Died on the first day of the first battle of Passchendael”

Died: 12th. October 1917 Age 24 Killed in action. Number: 247 Unit: 8th Battalion Regiment: East Surrey Regiment . Rank: Lance Corporal Theatre of war: France & Flanders
Born: Molton, Surrey Enlisted: Kingston-on-Thames, Surrey Residence: Hersham, Surrey. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 79 to 80 and 163A. Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL

Additional information: Son of Henry and Elizabeth Chipping, of 1, Arch Rd., Hersham, Walton-on-Thames.

1901 census:
Lived at Broad Lane, Hersham, Surrey
Mother: Elizabeth from Guildford.
Father : Henry Agricultural Worker from Hersham, Surrey.
Brothers: William and Frederick.

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 - Chipping - Henry Chipping

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