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Wesley Wright
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A family who lost 4 brother in WW1 HAVE all their medals etc +3 death Penney's, 3 of the brothers died during the war, the last brother died in Palestine in 1920

They all are on Cwgc.

My question for what period where they awarded??

Wesley Wright

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'Death Penny' is a common term used for 'The Next of Kin Memorial Plaque' which was issued with a Memorial Scroll'

All those who died between 4th August 1914 and 30th April 1919 whilst in military service in the battlegrounds of the theatres of war and in the Dominions, as a result of sickness, suicide or accidents in the Home Establishments, or as a result of wounds incurred during their time in military service were commemorated on a plaque and a scroll.

So the brother who died in 1920 did not qualify for a plaque and scroll.

Dave
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Wesley

'Death Penny' is a common term used for 'The Next of Kin Memorial Plaque' which was issued with a Memorial Scroll'

All those who died between 4th August 1914 and 30th April 1919 whilst in military service in the battlegrounds of the theatres of war and in the Dominions, as a result of sickness, suicide or accidents in the Home Establishments, or as a result of wounds incurred during their time in military service were commemorated on a plaque and a scroll.

So the brother who died in 1920 did not qualify for a plaque and scroll.

Dave

Thanks Dave- much appreciated

Wesley

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