World War I Memorial Plaque : Dead Man 's Penny
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 were cast in bronze, and came to be known as the "Dead Man’s Penny", because of the similarity in appearance to the much smaller penny coin 1,355,000 plaques were issued and continued to be issued into the 1930s to commemorate people who died as a consequence of the war.
This reproduction bronze plated plaque is mounted on an information card. The card describes how the plaque was issued to personnel killed during World War I.