Posted on: November 21st 2018

WW1 Memorabilia

A group of Year 9 pupils enjoyed seeing a number of World War 1 items during their recent History lesson, brought in by Mrs Ahern.  With the commemoration of the Centenary and linked to their lessons they were able to look at War Memorial Plaques (more commonly known as a 'Dead Man's Penny').  Such plaques were sent to the next-of-kin of the men and women who died during WW1.  Pupils learned who the plaques were awarded to, their regiments, their age at joining the war and the outcome of their service.   Other items included a number of WW1 medals and the history behind them, shrapnel collected from the area of The Somme and a tin sent to soldiers at Christmas 1914.