WW1 Plaque – Walter James Last

Boys Church Lads Brigade
Regiment : Kings Royal Rifle Corps Unit : 16th Battalion Rank: Rifleman
No.R/21619
Born : Bow, Middlesex. Enlisted : Hackney Baths. Residence: Upton Clapton, Middlesex.

Killed in Action : 20/05/1917. Theatre of War : France & Flanders Casualty type: Commomwealth War dead.

Remembered with honour Arras Memorial, Bay 7

The Plaque is in good condition.

100% original.

Father : Walter J Father’s occupation: – Letter carrier – GPO from Claydon, Ipswich, Suffolk.
Mother: Elizabeth M – from Norwood, London.
Address : 100 Clive Road, Lambeth. London.
Info from 1901 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, 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 - Last - Walter James Last

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