WW1 Death Plaque – Edward John Marsden
100% genuine with original cardboard sleeve and an “In Loving Memory” card.
On back of the card there are some numbers possibly of relative rank numbers.Corner of sleeve had been folded, but overall good condition.
Service No: 54034 (formerly 50850 Welsh regiment)
Date of Death: 28/08/1918
Born : Poplar, London
Enlisted: Stratford, London
Killed in Action
Age: 20 Born : 26/1/1898
Regiment/Service: Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Theatre of war : France & Flanders
Battalion: 25th (Montgomeryshire and Welsh Horse Yeomanry) Battalion.
Panel Reference: Panel 6.
Son of Edward William (employed as a Lighterman Barge), and Eliza Mary Marsden, of 75, Giraud St., Poplar, London.
Sisters: Florence E, Mary and Hilda
Brothers: Harold E and Fred
1911 Living at: 3 St Leonards Avenue, Poplar E, London.
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 - Marsden - Edward John Marsden
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