Memorial Plaque, Hector Edward Goble Williams; McMillan, William; 1918-1920; WY....
Memorial Plaque, Hector Edward Goble WilliamsAbout this object
This memorial plaque, known as a Dead Man's Penny, commemorates Hector Edward Goble Williams. When Hector enlisted at Milton on 14 August 1914 he worked at the Wyndham Dairy Factory as a carpenter. Aged 20, he was living with his parents Mary and Francis on Balaclava St.
Hector became a Private in the New Zealand Machine Gun Corp, and during his time training in New Zealand, and whilst overseas, Hector often sent postcards home to his family. The Museum holds many of these in its collection.
Hector was killed in action on the Western Front on 15 September 1916. He is buried in the Flatiron Copse Cemetery, Mametz. France.
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On back of frame in blue pen: 'WY89515 Brother of Frank T Williams 1st World War.'Measurements
h 225 mm x w 225 mm x d 25 mmSubject and Association Keywords
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