Memorial Plaque; 1919; 2012_144_1

Name/Title

Memorial Plaque

About this object

Memorial plaque or commonly known as a ‘Death Penny’. These were given to families who lost a loved one in WW1. A large round bronze plaque engraved with Britannia and a lion and the words ‘HE DIED FOR FREEDOM AND HONOUR.’ The soldier’s name, Gordon Gladstone Rogers is engraved on it. 23440 Rfm. Gordon Gladstone Rogers died in action in Ypres, Belgium, 12.10.1917. He was the uncle of the donor’s husband.

Date Made

1919

Place Made

New Zealand

Medium and Materials

bronze

Measurements

12cm diameter

Subject and Association Description

Memorial Plaque WW1

Credit Line

Unknown (possibly Nona Rogers)

Object Type

plaque

Object number

2012_144_1

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

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