WW1 Death Plaque – William Arthur Gwilliams
100% Genuine and original
Unique Name believed to be:
Rank : Private
Number : 3/7768
Regiment: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
Battalion: 1st Battalion
Died of wounds 13/8/1915 age 24
Born 1891 Bethnal Green
Theatre of war: France & Flanders
Wife: Mini Rose Gwilliams (nee Dodd) (born 23 APR 1887 - 25 MAR 1941)
Daughters: Rose Lillian A (b1910-1996), Ethel Maud (born 1913-2002)
Son: William Arthur H (born 1914-1991)
Mother: Mary Jane (nee Barret (born 1867-1938)
Father: William (born 1867-1945)
Brothers: Henry George (born 1892-1927) , Richard James (born 1893-1894), Charles Alfred (born 1893-1894) , Bernard (born 1895-1896) ,Albert Edward (born 1899) and Horace Walter (born 1911-1995)
Sisters: Lillian May (born 1896-1906) and Mary Jane (born 1901-1901), Rose Maud (born 1904-1989) and Alice Emily (born 1906-1977)
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 - Gwilliams - William Arthur Gwilliams
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