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WWI Service Document - I think

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I believe this is for WWI service. Can anyone give me more information on what it is and what it maybe worth as I am looking to sell it. Thanks.

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It is the scroll that accompanied the memorial plaque (death penny) for those who fell in the Great War.

I do not know its value, it depends on his unit, if he had any other medals etc.

A good item and let me know if you find a valuation for it as I might be interested in buying it.

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These have been, with the advent of very good computers, copied.....

I looked at 7 of them in one collection and found that the seller had the memorial plaque and just printed the scroll in 5 of the cases.....

The above one is Australian.....

Sorry I don't give values unless published.....

Mike

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Some of his details. He died a few days into the battle of Messines ridge. He was wounded on the 10/06/17 and died the following day.

Private
Unit 50th Battalion
Corps Australian Infantry
Force Australian Imperial Force

Date of Death 11/06/1917
Cause Died of wounds
Age 35
Next of Kin Son of Thomas and Eliza Wheaton. Native of Plympton, South Australia.


He is buried here. BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION (NORD) III.C.55.

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There is, as I'm finding in my own research, an amazing amount of info. available on a lot of the WWI soldiers. Makes them very human, even at this distance.

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