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WW1 Death Plaque – Walter Alfred Jenkins (also known as A Jenkins)
100% Genuine and original. Unique Name  Believed to be:
Merchant Navy Seaman
Rank: Fireman
Regiment: Mercantile Marine S.S. "Claudia" (Stockton) Built in 1897.
Died: Sunday 30 July 1916  Age : 43
Killed by a Mine
Memorial: Tower Hill Memorial

On Sunday 30th July 1916, SS Claudia loaded with general cargo and steel was sunk by a Mine (Ucamien) 1 (Kurt RClaudia eight and a half miles south east of Lowestoft carrying steel & general cargo on a voyage from Middlesbrough to London. The Captain C W Jordan and 19 members of the crew were saved. Three members of the crew were killed including Walter Alfred Jenkins.

Born: Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales, in 1873.
Occupation : Boiler Minder.
Additional Information:
Wife: Amy (nee Knott)
Daughters: Gwennie (Gwenthlean) (born 6/1/1903- Feb 1986) and Elizabeth (born 1908-)
1881 lived at 32 Jackson Street, Middlesbrough
1911 living at : 22 Sutherland St Middlesbrough
1901 Lodging at : 52 Monkland Street, Middlesbrough
Mother: Elizabeth Pugh
Sisters: Helena G, Annie A Pugh
Brothers: William, George

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 - Jenkins - Walter Alfred Jenkins

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