Brocklesby - Lord Worsley Death Penny

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Reference WMO265990

Address:

All Saints Church, Brocklesby Grimsby DN41 8PP

Brocklesby Grimsby

DN41 8PP

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: The Death Plaque, a bronze medallion, 12cms in diameter, was sent to the next of kin with a letter of condolence from the King. It depicts the figure of Britannia with trident and wreath, surrounded by dolphins, and a lion at her feet; the wording around the edge - 'He Died for Freedom and Honour.' A panel below the wreath contains the name of the individual. It is estimated that more than 1,150,000 were produced and the plaques issued commemorated those men and women who died between 4 August 1914 and 10 January 1920, for Home Establishments, Western Europe and the Dominions. The final date for other theatres of war (including Russia) or for those who died subsequently from attributable causes was 30 April 1920.
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