Next of Kin Plaque : Private R H Pflaum, 32 Battalion, AIF
|Title||Next of Kin Plaque : Private R H Pflaum, 32 Battalion, AIF|
|Maker||Memorial Plaque Factory, Acton|
|Place made||United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London|
|Date made||c 1920|
Bronze next of kin plaque, showing on the obverse, Britannia holding a laurel wreath, the British lion, dolphins, a spray of oak leaves and the words 'HE DIED FOR FREEDOM AND HONOUR' around the edge. Beneath the main figures, the British lion defeats the German eagle. The initials 'ECP', for the designer Edward Carter Preston appear above the lion's right forepaw. A raised rectangle above the lion's head bears the name 'RAYMOND HOLSTEIN PFLAUM'. A checker's mark, '17', is impressed behind the lion's rear left paw. The back has been modified at a later date by the addition of two lengths of copper wire soldered across the plaque and bent over at each end.
Bronze next of kin plaque issued to the family of 161 Private Raymond 'Ray' Holstein Pflaum. The son of Theodore and Mary Pflaum, he was working as a shop assistant in his home town of Blumberg, South Australia when he enlisted in the AIF on 21 July 1915 at the age of 18.