Memorial Plaque, Ben Genge; Eunson, Digger; Wright & Son; McMillan, William; 191...

Name/Title

Memorial Plaque, Ben Genge

About 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.

Maker

McMillan, William

Maker Role

Designer

Maker

Wright & Son

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Maker

Eunson, Digger

Maker Role

Framer

Date Made

1918-1920

Period

1910s

Place Made

Europe, United Kingdom, England, London

Medium and Materials

organic, vegetal, processed material, wood, kauri
inorganic, processed material, metal, alloy

Inscription and Marks

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 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Military

Subject and Association Keywords

Military - World War One

Object Type

ceremonial objects

Object number

WY.0000.774

Copyright Licence  

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