WWI Kings Memorial Plaque KIA.
The Memorial Plaque was issued after the First World War to the next-of-kin of all British and Empire service personnel who were killed as a result of the war. The plaques (more strictly described as plaquettes) were made of bronze, and hence popularly known as the ""Dead Man’s Penny"", because of the similarity in appearance to the somewhat smaller penny coin. 1,355,000 plaques were issued, which used a total of 450 tonnes of bronze, and continued to be issued into the 1930s to commemorate people who died as a consequence of the war.
The name of the recipient is engraved onto the plaque at no extra charge - only the full name was featured, without any service details or rank. The name will be engraved in capitals i.e. JOHN FRED DOE
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