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    CEF Memorial Plaque

    Post by mk1rceme on Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:15 pm

    Picked up my first one today at a local auction. After a bit of searching it turns out he served in the 49th Bn. and enlisted in Calgary. Died September 29, 1918 and buried at Drummond Cemetery, Raillencourt.



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    Post by jholl72 on Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:55 pm

    Nice find! I only have one also, picked it up at an antiques store...paid $150...I've always thought I over paid!


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    Re: CEF Memorial Plaque

    Post by pylon1357 on Sun Jan 20, 2013 6:35 pm

    Death Penny? Death Penny? What the heck is a Death Penny? What you have there is a Memorial Plaque, NOT a Death Penny.

    Pretty COOL. Of all the items I currently have in my collection, I no longer have a Memorial Plaque.


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    Re: CEF Memorial Plaque

    Post by mk1rceme on Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:06 pm

    Lol! Sorry, I just describe them the same way the old timers do. When I was really young, an older neighbor showed me his brothers penn...umm...plaques and ever since then I was fascinated by them. At that age I thought they were real coins of some sort. Always wanted one even though I generally shy away from WWI collectibles.


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    I hear you. Just like, 'Brodie' or 'Doughboy' for the Mk I Helmet, 'Turtle' for the Mk III Helmet, 'Boonie Badges' for Combat Cap Badges and 'Smellie' for the No. 1 MK III SMLE Rifle; 'Death Penny' for the Memorial Plaque is another one of those slang terms that for whatever reason just seems to see continual use.

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    Re: CEF Memorial Plaque

    Post by mk1rceme on Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:16 pm

    jholl72 wrote:Nice find! I only have one also, picked it up at an antiques store...paid $150...I've always thought I over paid!

    I can't seem to find any other CEF plaques(see previous post-lol!) for sale online so I'm not sure what they bring now. I got this one for $175 after some intense bidding. I bought it for my collection, not to resell, so I'm not bothered if I paid too much.


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    Re: CEF Memorial Plaque

    Post by mk1rceme on Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:48 pm

    jholl72 wrote:Nice find! I only have one also, picked it up at an antiques store...paid $150...I've always thought I over paid!

    I found your PLAQUE online. Looks like Mr. Torr died the same day as Mr. Cool.


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    Re: CEF Memorial Plaque

    Post by Hill677 on Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:25 pm

    Hmmm..Interestingly on his attestation papers, his next of Kin is listed as " Lt.-Col. E.G. Mason" who was the CO of the 50th Battalion, the unit he first joined in 1915.

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    Re: CEF Memorial Plaque

    Post by Hill677 on Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:57 pm

    Here is a Link to his " Circumstances of Death Registers "

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    Post by mk1rceme on Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:12 pm

    Thanks for looking up the circumstances of death...I was going to research this fellow a bit more, but fell short of time.

    Looking at the 50th Bn. Nominal roll, it shows a couple men with Mason as the next of kin. What would be the circumstances regarding this? Perhaps homeless or no next of kin at the time of enlistment? Another death register has a relative in B.C.

    I have that saved on my other laptop...will post soon.


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    Re: CEF Memorial Plaque

    Post by mk1rceme on Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:04 pm

    And the circumstances of death register found by Hill677.



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    Re: CEF Memorial Plaque

    Post by jholl72 on Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:13 pm

    Hill677 wrote:Here is a Link to his " Circumstances of Death Registers "

    OK, I'll ask.......since I've never used this Register before, how do you find your guy? I went through all the microform numbers listed and IF they are alphabetical they only go to the letter S. My guy Albert Torr comes after that......or I'm missing something and I hope someone will point out the obvious for me?


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    Re: CEF Memorial Plaque

    Post by mk1rceme on Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:54 pm

    jholl72 wrote:
    Hill677 wrote:Here is a Link to his " Circumstances of Death Registers "

    OK, I'll ask.......since I've never used this Register before, how do you find your guy? I went through all the microform numbers listed and IF they are alphabetical they only go to the letter S. My guy Albert Torr comes after that......or I'm missing something and I hope someone will point out the obvious for me?

    Not sure, looks like they haven't gotten past the S's yet.


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    Re: CEF Memorial Plaque

    Post by mk1rceme on Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:58 pm

    Drummond Cemetery.



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