WW1 Death Plaque – Stanley Bacon
100% Genuine and original Believed to be:
Sadly lost his life on the FIRST DAY OF THE SOMME
Service No: 15492
Date of Death: 01/07/1916 Age 22
Killed in Action
Enlisted: Workington, Cumberland
Born: 1894 Workington, Cumberland
Regiment/Service: Border Regiment
Battalion: 11th Battalion.
Theatre of war: France & Flanders
Panel Reference: Pier and Face 6 A and 7 C.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Father: Henry Wood (born 1853 – 1915)
Mother: Harriet Elizabeth (nee Brown) (born 1863 – 1946)
Brothers: Charles Henry (born 1887 – 1970), Harold Wood (born 1890 -1891), Arthur (born 1892 – 1933), Sidney (born 1894 – 1970), Allan Wood (born 1902 – 1980), John Lawson (born 1902-1980), Royston (born 1903-1979) and Gordon (born 1903-1904)
Sisters: Frances M Ellen (born 1885 – 1948), Annie (born 1890 – 1928), Maud Elizabeth (born 1896 – 1976)
Half sister: Mary Frances (born 1881-1957) (Mother Frances Pattison (born 1852-1881)
A family of 4 sets of twins:
Annie and Harold,
Allan Wood and John Lawson
Royston and Gordon
Stanley and Sidney
WORKINGTONIAN’S GONE UNDER
Official word was received on Wednesday that Signaller Stanley Bacon (22), fifth son of the late Mr. H.W. and Mrs. Bacon, 180, Harrington Road, Workington, was killed on July 1st. He was with Mr. Jackson, solicitor for three years, and then for four years in the Combine Office. Another son joined the Forces in Canada and another is an accountant in the R.G.A. The same day Mrs. Lamont, 11, Brow Top, was officially notified of the death of her son Pvt. Robt. Lamont (42) Lonsdales. He was also killed in action on July 1st.
(Published 22nd July 1916, West Cumberland Times )
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, 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 - Bacon - Stanley Bacon
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