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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.

Canon PowerShot A650 IS

Shutter Speed: 1/160sec
Aperture: F3.5
ISO: 160


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Retirement has made it possible for me to be more creative and what better way to enjoy being creative than photography!
I have been fortunate enough to have traveled around Australia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Europe and Egypt, keeping my trusty camera with me at all times.

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  • Beth A
    Beth Aabout 5 years ago

    Another great capture!

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersabout 5 years ago

    How beautiful and moving, Marilyn. We don’t hear those words as often as we need to. Nicely done! xo

  • joak
    joakabout 5 years ago

    this is brilliant it

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Taylorabout 5 years ago

    gorgeous Marilyn…wow…this really stands out, i love the deep gold, it’s beautiful :) xxx

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1about 5 years ago


  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsabout 5 years ago

    wonderful capture and love the light just across some of the detail.

  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...about 5 years ago

    Absolutely wondrous work + great capture / info sweetheART ; } happy hippy hugglez

  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradourabout 5 years ago

    What a beautiful picture, & how true the word, great Marilyn

  • Anna D'Accione
    Anna D'Accioneabout 5 years ago

    Great find. well captured.

  • Anthony Mancuso
    Anthony Mancusoabout 5 years ago

    beautiful work Marilyn, great tone and lighting

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