WW1 Death Plaque - Sidney George Coleman
100% Genuine and original Narrow “H” Have been cleaned.
Believed to be :
Includes large format photo-copies of his service papers including RNVR enrolment form, active service casualty form and Army form B178 (Medical History T.F .) from the Fleet Air Arm Museum plus other research.
Rank: Able Seaman
Service No: R/2852
Born: St.Peters, London 12/3/1896
Date of Death: 02/10/1918 Age 22
Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Battalion: Anson Battalion. R.N. Div.
Grave Reference: III. F. 20.
Cemetery: SUNKEN ROAD CEMETERY, BOISLEUX-ST.MARC Additional Information:
Son of Mr Henry Francis (b1863) and Alice Louisa (nee Way) Coleman (b1868), of 36, Surrey Square, Old Kent Rd., Walworth, London.
He was a book binder by trade.
Sidney was wounded 26.10.1917 at Passchendaele. He was wounded again, this time mortally, on 30.9.1918 and died of his wounds on 2nd October 1918.
Brothers: Francis Henry (b1893), Ernest Edward (b1898)
Sisters: Ethel May (b1896) and Violet Alice (b1900)
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, 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 - Coleman - Sidney George Coleman
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