Memorial Plaque. WWI.

Death Plaque. Dead Man's Penny. Widows Penny.

Memorial Plaques are made of bronze, 121 mm in diameter and often referred to as a Death Plaque, Dead Man’s Penny or Widows Penny.   They were issued to the next-of-kin of service personnel who paid the ultimate sacrifice between 4 August 1914 and 30 April 1920.  The next-of-kin also received a Memorial Scroll and a letter from Buckingham Palace.

In memory of Lieutenant Harold Francis Box (37)See also.

Memorial Plaque. Issued to next-of-kin of Lieutenant Harold Francis Box,
Ronnie Pigram.
Copyright. Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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