Archive for the Plaques, Table Medals & Awards Category

Death Penny for a Birchall killed in the 1st Battle of Ypres

Posted in Family Groups & Singles, Plaques, Table Medals & Awards with tags , on September 12, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_United_KingdomThis memorial plaque (also called a Dead Man’s Penny) commemorates the death of Private Alfred William Burchell 8121. Alfred, born in Tottenham, London, was a member of 2nd Battalion Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry and was killed on the 17th of November 1914 during the last stages of the 1st Battle for Ypres in Belgium. His body was not recovered and he is commemorated on the 47th panel of the Menin Gate Memorial in Ypres. Also shown is the original wax cardboard sleeve these plaques were shipped in.

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Table Medal for the 40th Anniversary of the Victory Over Nazi Germany

Posted in Plaques, Table Medals & Awards with tags , on April 25, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_IsraelThis is an Israeli table medal commemorating the 40th anniversary of the defeat of the Germans in WW2 and the contribution of Jewish soldiers to that defeat.

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Soviet Moldova 40th Anniversary Table Medal

Posted in Plaques, Table Medals & Awards with tags , on April 17, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_Soviet_Union.svgThis is an aluminium cast table medal celebrating the 40th anniversary of the liberation of Moldava from Nazi Germany. I love the iconography on Soviet stuff.

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