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Clarence 'Tod ' Sell Death Penny 'ON LOAN'


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The WWI Death Plaque (Dead Man's Penny) was issued to the next of kin of servicewomen who had fallen in the War. In 1917, the government announced a competition to design a suitable plaque. The selected design was a disk cast in bronze gunmetal, which incorporated; an image of Britannia and a lion, two dolphins representing Britain's sea power and the emblem of Imperial Germany's eagle being torn to pieces by another lion. Beneath this was a rectangular tablet for the deceased individual's name. No rank was given as it was intended to show equality in their sacrifice. The plaques were packaged in stiff cardboard wrapping folded like an envelope. Production began in 1919 with approximately 1,150,000 issued.

23rd Sep 2009


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Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3

War - World War I- First World War - Bishop's Storford - History - Citizenship - Exhibition

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