WW1 Death Plaque – George Rothwell
100% Genuine and original
Unique name believed to be :
Service No: 34666
Date of Death: 30/11/1917 of Wounds
Regiment/Service: King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
Battalion: 1st/4th Battalion
Theatre of war: France & Flanders
Born: Heywood, Lancs
Grave Reference: IV. C. 14.
Cemetery: CAUDRY BRITISH CEMETERY
Father: James Rothwell
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 - Rothwell - George Rothwell
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