WW1 Death Plaque – Bate -  John Richard Bate

Killed on the first day of the Battle of Passchendaele

Unique name
Regiment: Duke of Cambridge’s Own ( Middleswx Regiment)
Battalion : 2nd,
Born: Calton, Yorks
Enlisted: Pontefract, Yorks.
Residence: Barnsley, Yorks
Died: 31st.July 1917   Killed in Action
Theatre of war: France & Flanders
Rank: Privare
Number: G/52439
Panel 49 & 51
Ypres ( Menin Gate)

Good  condition
unpolished

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 - Bate - John Richard Bate

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