This WWI Memorial Plaque is made from lead-free pewter.
The Memorial Plaque was issued to the next-of-kin of all British and Empire service personnel who were killed during World War I.
The original plaque had a 120mm diameter and was cast in bronze. This copy has a diameter of 45mm. The front shows Britannia bestowing a laurel crown on a rectangular tablet bearing the full name of the dead in raised lettering. In front stands the British Lion, with dolphins in the upper field, an oak branch lower right, and a lion cub clutching a fallen eagle at the base. The inscription round the circumference reads 'HE (OR SHE) DIED FOR FREEDOM AND HONOUR'
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