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WW1 Memorial Plaque Framed
WW1 Memorial Plaque Framed
An authentic replica of the Memorial Penny, originally issued by the British Government to relatives of the fallen during the Great War, to recognise the contribution of those who made the ultimate sacrifice during WWI, is beautifully framed ready to display. The mount can include an personalised inscription and the penny can be engraved with a full name. Please state your requirements below.
  • Item Code
  • MEMF
  • Price
  • £69.95

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This authentic replica of the Memorial Penny is a fitting way for future generations to appreciate their family history and the vital contribution of their relative’s sacrifice to King and country. Every life lost was precious and should never be forgotten.

History

History

In October 1916 the British Government set up a committee responsible for creating a memorial plaque to be given to relatives of the fallen during the Great War, organising a competition for its design, which was won by sculptor and medallist Edward Carter Preston. The memorial, originally stamped only with the full name of the recipient, was a way for every man and woman, who made the ultimate sacrifice, to be recognised for their service, regardless of rank or position.
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