Next of Kin Plaque : Private R H Pflaum, 32 Battalion, AIF

Collection ID REL22642.004
Collection type Heraldry
Title Next of Kin Plaque : Private R H Pflaum, 32 Battalion, AIF
Object type Heraldry
Maker Memorial Plaque Factory, Acton

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.