Memorial Plaque, Hector Edward Goble Williams; McMillan, William; 1918-1920; WY....

Name/Title

Memorial Plaque, Hector Edward Goble Williams

About 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.

Maker

McMillan, William

Maker Role

Designer

Maker

Wright & Son

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Maker

Lyon's Art Gallery

Maker Role

Framer

Date Made

1918-1920

Period

1910s

Place Made

Europe, United Kingdom, England, London

Medium and Materials

organic, vegetal, processed material, wood
inorganic, processed material, metal, alloy
organic, vegetal, fibre, processed material, hemp?

Inscription and Marks

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 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Military

Subject and Association Keywords

Military - South African (Boer) War

Subject and Association Keywords

People and Families (including births, weddings, deaths)

Object Type

ceremonial objects

Object number

WY.1989.515

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