W W 1 Death Plaque - Arthur Samuel Joys .
Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps 6th. Stationary Hospital
Battalion: 2nd/3rd (London) Field Amb
Theatre of War: France & Flanders
Grave ref: 1V.J.26
Remembered with Honour: Aubigny Communal Cemetary Extension.
Awarded victory medal , british , and star.
Died: 4/7/1918 age: 33
Son of Mrs E Wright. 57 Borstol Road, Rochester.
Husband of Winifred Jessie Joys. Ferndale Villa, Cove Road, Fleet, Hants.
Excellent condition .
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 - Joys - Arthur Samuel Joys
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