Memorial Plaque, Ben Genge; Eunson, Digger; Wright & Son; McMillan, William; 191...
Memorial Plaque, Ben GengeAbout this object
This memorial plaque (Dead Man's penny) commemorates Ben Genge. At the time of his enlistment in January 1916, Ben was working as a labourer in Parigoria, Bay of Plenty. Although originally from Wyndham, having joined in the Bay of Plenty, he was in the Auckland Infantry Regiment. Ben died on September 26 1916 at the Battle of the Somme. As Ben has no known burial site, he is remembered on the Caterpillar Valley New Zealand Memorial.
Ben's brother, Guy, also died in the First World War.
organic, vegetal, processed material, wood, kauri
inorganic, processed material, metal, alloy
On back of frame in black pen: 'FRAME MADE OF KAURI. DONATED BY GENGE FAMILY'.Measurements
h 175 mm x w 175 mm x d 35 mmSubject and Association Keywords
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