WW1 Death Plaque – Henry John Back
Unique Name   100% genuine
Rank: Private
Service No: 29980 (formerly 1988 Devonshire regiment)
Date of Death: 28/04/1917
Regiment/Service:Somerset Light Infantry
Battalion:  8th Battalion.
Enlisted: Exeter
Killed in Action
Theatre of war: France & Flanders
Panel Reference: Bay 4.
Memorial: ARRAS MEMORIAL

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 - Back - Henry John Back

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