WW1 Death Plaque - James Cleland.
100% genuine Unique name
Rank: Private
Regiment: Manchester Regiment
Battalion: 17th. Battalion
Number : 8096
Residence: Gateshead-on-Tyne, Durham
Born: Felling-on- Tyne  Northumberland
Enlisted: Manchester
Died: 31/07/1917.  Killed in Action
Theatre of war : France & Flanders
Panel ref: Panel 53 and 55.
Memorial : Ypes (Menin Gate) Memorial

Plaque is in a good condition, unpolished with a nice patina
Plaque carries the woolwich foundry mark on the rear
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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 - Cleland - James Cleland

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