WW1 DEATH PLAQUE PENNY - ALFRED JOHN BARNWELL
Mint condition, very nice dark patination. No damage.
Born: Ringwood, Hampshire. Enlisted: Bournemouth, Dorset. How died: Killed in action: Theatre of War: France & Flanders Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Gunner Regiment/Service: Royal Garrison Artillery Unit Text: 211th Siege Bty. Date of Death: 07/05/1917 Service No: 121092 Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: IV. D. 3. Cemetery: LIEVIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
Home Address: Moorhouse Farm. Kingston. Ringwood. Hampshire Father: Harry Fathers Occupation: Worker Mother: Sarah Mothers Occupation: At home Brother: Bertie Sister: Annie
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 - Barnwell - Alfred John Barnwell
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