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Memorial Plaque

From the Collection of Geelong RSL Sub Branch 50 Barwon Heads Road Belmont Victoria

Description
A Bronze Plaque,
Size
12.0 cm x 0.04 cm thick
Object Registration
GRSL210
Keywords
memorial plaque, 'dead mans penny', 'death plaque'
Historical information
This Plaque was made and issued to the NOK of a service person who died during service or as a result of service.
The concept of this plaque was began in 1917.
There may have been over 1 million plaques made.
When Made
From 1917-1918
Significance
This Memorial Plaque has a 'W' on the reverse of the plaque which indicates it could have been made at Woolwich.
There is no name in the rectangle provided.
Inscriptions & Markings
On the reverse - W
On the Front - He Died for Freedom and Honour
Last updated
6 Aug 2017 at 3:43PM