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1914 - 1918 Memorial Plaque

The Memorial Plaque was presented to the next of Kin of those soldiers, sailors or nurses who died while serving in the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) or Royal Australian Navy (RAN) during the First World War.
The large, round, bronze Memorial Plaque which was to accompany the Memorial Scroll shows Britannia and a lion on the front, surrounded by the inscription He died for freedom and honour. The full name of the dead soldier is engraved on the right hand side of the plaque. No rank, unit or decorations are shown, symbolising the equality of sacrifice of all casualties.

Owner of originalAustralian War Memorial, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
File nameMemorial Plaque.jpg
File Size26.78k
Dimensions450 x 293
Linked toBert Adams Bell (Military Honours); Henry Thomas Bell (Military Honours); William Harold Griffiths (Military Honours); William Tobias Griffiths; Jane Janson Halloway (Military Honours); Myee Elizabeth Eleanor Langley (Military Honours); Laura Ann Perry

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