Next of kin memorial plaque - Arthur Hughes

MMM.1989.78.1

Part of

Lusitania collection

About this object

Commemorative First World War medallion presented to the family of Assistant Baker Arthur Hughes, killed during the sinking of White Star Line's Arabic on 19 August 1915. The medallion sits in a circular wooden mount with velvet suround. These plaques were commonly known as 'dead man's penny'.
Also accompanying the plaque is a presentation letter from George V and death card in envelope (MMM.1989.78.2)

Object specifics

  • Title
    Next of kin memorial plaque - Arthur Hughes
  • Accession no.
    MMM.1989.78.1
  • Type
    Plaque
  • Artist/Maker
    Edward Carter Preston
  • Place made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date made
    1914 - 1922
  • Materials
    Bronze; Wood; Velvet
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Measurements
    250 mm
  • Collection
    From the Merseyside Maritime Museum collections
Object view = Social History
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