WW1 Death Plaque named to Bertram John Wheeler Plumley.
Unique name.
Rank: Private
Service No: 100321
Date of Death: 26/09/1916
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry 8th Battalion.
Memorial:  VIMY MEMORIAL Pas de Calais, France

100% original. Nice patina, never been polished.

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 - Plumley - Bertram John Wheeler Plumley

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