A bronze Memorial Plaque featuring a robed and helmeted Britannia standing behind a lion. Britannia is holding a trident in one hand and a wreath in the other. Two dolphins are also pictured on the plaque and a small scene of a lion pouncing on an eagle features near the bottom. " HE DIED FOR FREEDOM AND HONOUR " is marked around the edge of this scene. " WILLIAM / DAVID KEMP " is also marked in a rectangular frame on the plaque. " ECRP" is marked in small letters near the lion's front paw and a gold coloured cord is attached to two metal loops on either side of the plaque.
This memorial plaque was issued to the family of Corporal William David Kemp who was killed at Chunuk Bair on 13 August 1915. More than 1 million of these plaques were issued to commemorate men and women who died on 'active service ' between 4 August 1914 and 10 January 1920. See: http://www.pukeariki.com/Exhibitions/OnlineExhibitions/id/304/title/our-dear-son-and-brother-william-david-kemp.aspx
Be the first to comment.