Large round English bronze memorial Dead Mans Penny Plaque depicting Britannia and a lion on the front. This plaque honors Harry Pykett. It has the inscription: "He Died for Freedom and Honour". Circa 1920's.
This Casualty Death Plaque bronze was issued in the First World War for soldiers who died in the ‘1st Day of the Somme’. The name of the dead soldier is engraved on the right hand side of the plaque. There is a wire welded to the back in a primitive manner so it could be hung on a wall.
There are initials E. CRP in the bottom right hand corner. It measures 4 3/4" diameter. It is in fair condition with original surface.
Here is a copy of the information on this soldier from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC)-
Service Number S/36999
posted to 2nd/17th Bn.
London Regiment "
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Bronze Dead Man's Penny Commemorative Medal Harry Pykett