Saturday, April 23, 2022

Dead Man's Penny

I knew about the Dead Man's Penny  which was issued after the First World War to the next-of-kin of all British Empire service personnel who were killed as a result of the war.

I had never sighted one until we visited a museum in a country town today.

This image shows two of these medallions in the Museum collection one of which had been encased in a wooden frame. I was surprised to see how large they are.

Lest We Forget


Anne Young said...

I have never seen one. I know there must be a few for various members of our family but don’t know who has them, it seems peculiar they have all disappeared.

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