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A bronze Memorial Plaque showing 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. " W W W SCANLAN " is also marked in a rectangular frame on the plaque. " ECRP" is marked in small letters near the lion's front paw. The plaque is enclosed in a folding cardboard enclosure.
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William Webber Wilson Scanlan embarked with the 22nd Reinforcements of the Wellington Infantry Regiment, B Company on 16 February 1917 and was serving with the New Zealand Rifle Brigade in Somme, France when he was killed in action on 5 April 1918. See: Cenotaph Database Auckland War Memorial Museum. http://muse.aucklandmuseum.com/databases/Cenotaph/14047.detail?Ordinal=2&c_surname_search=scanlan&c_firstname_search=william 
Accession No
A81.820

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