Britannia and World War I Memorial Plaques

Author: Lawrence Chard - Chairman and CEO

Published: 9 Nov 2018

Last Updated: 26 Dec 2022


Britannia appeared with a lion on memorial medals (death plaques) of the First World War...

In the first World War 1914 to 1918, relatives of killed service personnel were given a "death plaque" or memorial medal showing the name of the dead person. These plaques or medals were individually cast in bronze. Most were issued to men, and their legend (inscription) reads HE DIED FOR FREEDOM AND HONOUR. We are looking to buy one issued to a female to add to our photograph collection.


Standing Figure of Britannia with Lion on a First World War Memorial Medal


We want to buy any Memorial Plaques featuring Britannia, particularly in better grades, so that we can display better photographs on this page. We particularly would like one named to a woman.

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