Form letter which accompanied Memorial Plaque ("Dead Man's Penny")
Text of form letter:
Base Records Office, Victoria Barracks, Melbourne 12.4.22
Always state Regimental Number, Rank, Full name, and Unit of Soldier in your Communications. Next of Kin should always notify Change of Address to Base Records, Melbourne
I am directed to transmit, per separate parcel's post, the Plaque issued by His Majesty's Government as a memorial to those who made the supreme sacrifice in connexion (sic) with the war of 1914-1918, which I trust reaches you safely.
The King's Message, which is issued with the Plaque, is enclosed herewith.**
It is to be noted that the name inscribed on this memorial is that under which the deceased served and died, and no variation to this rule is permissable.
The Plaque, being second-class mail matter, may take a little longer to reach your address. If the delay is excessive would you kindly inquire at your local post office before communicating with the office.
The favour of the early return of the attached receipt form (which can be torn off) would be appreciated.
Officer i/c Base Records
(** Sometimes this sentence deleted)