~ WW1 Cast Bronze Memorial Plaque – Harry Burnand ~
Variously known as a Memorial Plaque, a Death Plaque or Dead Mans Penny, these cast bronze plaques were issued after the First World War to the next-of-kin of all British Empire service personnel who were killed as a result of the war.
This particular plaque was issued in memory of a Harry Burnand.
The plaque features an image of Britannia holding a trident in one hand and an olive wreath in the other above the ansate tablet bearing the deceased’s name (Harry Burnand) cast in raised letters.
Two dolphins swim around Britannia, symbolizing Britain’s sea power.
A lion stands at Britanias feet and to the bottom a second smaller lion is tearing apart the German eagle.
Around the picture the legend reads “He died for freedom and honour”,
The reverse is blank and in this case has two solid metal hooks attached with solder.
~ Dimensions ~
The plaque has a diameter of 12cm (4 ¾ inches).
It weighs 302g.
~ Condition ~
The plaque is in a very nice condition with no damage.