WW1 Death Plaque - Peter MacGilp
100% Genuine and original Believed to be :
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service No: 301358 (formerly 3568 1/8 A&SH. Pte.)
Date of Death: 16/05/1917 Killed in Action
Born: 1896 Age 21
Residence: Ardfern, Argylls
Enlisted: Dunoon, Argylls
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise’s)
Battalion: 1st/8th Battalion.
Theatre of War: France & Flanders
Panel Reference: Bay 9.
Memorial: ARRAS MEMORIAL
Father: Duncan (born 1848 – 1917)
Mother: Catherine (nee McCallum) (born 1859 – 1929)
Sisters: Catherine (born 1885 –), Annie (born 1889 – 1972), Margaret (born 1892 – 1960) and Susan Amelia ( born 1899 – 1969)
Brothers: Dougall (born 1887 –), John (born 1888 – ) and Duncan (born 1891 -1963)
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 - MacGilp - Peter MacGilp
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