WWI Death Plaque
The first a family would know of the death of a loved one was the arrival of a telegram from the War Office. This would be followed by the WW1 Death Plaque and any medals the deceased would have earned by serving his country.
The WWI Death Plaque (Dead Man's Penny) was issued to the next of kin of servicemen/women who had fallen in the Great War between 1914 and 1918.
In Memory of
Sepoy BHAJJAN SINGH
4446, 14th King George's Own Ferozepore Sikhs
on 09 August 1916
Son of Jai-Mal Singh, of Chime, Sunam, Patiala, Punjab.
Remembered with honour