WW1 Death Plaque for HERBERT JOY.
Woolwich Arsenal Foundry Mark on the back. Front it has the number 34 between the lion's trailing leg and tail.
Rank: Drummer Enlisted : Bideford. Devon Regiment/Service: Devonshire Regiment Unit Text: 1st Battalion.
Died at Age: 30 Date of Death: 16/09/1914 Died of Wounds.
Service No: 7156 Theatre of War : France & Flanders Commonwealth War Dead Memorial: LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL
Son of John & Emily Joy, of St. John's Chapel, Tawstock, Barnstaple, Devon.
Father born: Alverdiscott. Barnstaple. Devon Fathers occupation: Agricultural Worker
3 Brothers: Charles, John & Richard
2 Sisters: Alice & Frances
Address: Stone. Bideford, Devon.
Information from 1891 Census.
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 - Joy - Herbert Joy
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