WW1 Death Plaque - James Selwyn Radforth
100% Original Death Plaque for James Selwyn Radforth.
Good collectable Condition.
Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Private Enlisted : Dewsbury
Regiment/Service: King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry Unit Text: 1st/5th Battalion.
Date of Death: 19/07/1917 How died: Killed in Action Service No: 235088
Theatre of War : France and Flanders Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. C. 14. Cemetery: RAMSCAPPELLE ROAD MILITARY CEMETERY
Address Overthorpe Lane, Thornhill. Yorkshire.
Father: Henry Father’s Occupation : Worker
Mother: Mary J
Lawrence,- An Assistant
Thomas H – A Worker
William – An Apprentice
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 - Radforth - James Selwyn Radforth
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