WW1 Death Plaque - Frederick Cecil Austin
Unique Name.
Rank: Gunner
Service No: 9721
Date of Death: 26/07/1915  Killed in Action
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery & Royal Horse Artillery
Battalion:  "B" Bty. 71st Bde.
Enlisted: Dover
Born : London
Grave Reference: I. D. 16.
Cemetery: VERMELLES BRITISH
Theatre of War: France & Flanders


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 - Austin - Frederick Cecil Austin

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