WW1 Death Plaque – Noel Stanley Butcher
Plus a Copy of George V letter of condolence and a Copy of A Milner (Secretary of State for War) letter of condolence
100% Genuine and original Unique name Believed to be:
Service No: 183604
Date of Death: 27/09/1916 Killed in Action at the Somme during the Battle of Thiepval Ridge
Born in Winsford, Somerset on 08 December 1888
He was a farmer prior to signing up.
Enlisted in Calgary, Canada on 24 November 1915.
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment)
Battalion: 31st Battalion.
Memorial: VIMY MEMORIAL
Son of Walter John and Sarah Ann Butcher, of Othery, Bridgwater, Somerset, England.
Brother: Arthur C H and Joseph B
Father: Walter John was a Police Constable
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 - Butcher - Noel Stanley Butcher
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