Memorial Plaque, J. D. L. Leech

Maker and role
Designer: Edward Carter Preston (b.1885, d.1965)
Production date
1920s

Production place
London/England
Description
Large circular plaque marked: J D L Leech. Presented to the family of John Dunstan Lawley Leech who was killed at Gallipoli during World War One. Also known as a "Dead man's penny"
Object type
Media and materials
Measurements
0 - Whole = Diameter (mm) = 120mm
0 - Whole = Height x Width x Diameter (mm) = 121 x 4mm
Other name and type
Colloquial Name: Dead Man's Penny
Maker biography
Sculptor
Winner of competition to design the British Empire Next of Kin Memorial Plaque issued after World War One.
Accession number
NPM2015.60.5
Credit line
Nelson Provincial Museum Collection: NPM2015.60.5

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