He Died for Freedom and Honour
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A very poignant medal – especially on Anzac Day – 25th April.
My Grandfather served in WWI in which he sustained severe injuries (he couldn’t speak or hear for over six months). It makes me think how lucky I am that he survived and that my Grandmother wasn’t sent one of these medals.
This medal was issued to the widow of World War I Soldier Paul Allen.
Familiarly known as a “Dead Man’s Penny” – bearing the soldier’s name and the motto ‘He Died for Freedom and Honour’.
Port Arthur Museum, Tasmania, Australia.
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