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Death Penny for Herbert Ravenor

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After the First World War families of those who had been killed in the conflict were presented with a bronze plaque, often called a Death Penny, to commemorate those they lost.  Herbert Ravenor was born in Newbury and went to St Bartholomew’s School.  After school he emigrated to Tasmania. At the start of the First World War Herbert joined the Australian Army, becoming a member of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC).  He was injured whilst serving at Gallipoli in 1915, before being sent to the Western Front where he was killed in 1916.  After the War this plaque was one of three that was sent to his Mother, the others were for his brothers George and Richard.  The brothers names are listed on Newbury War Memorial next to St Nicolas Church.

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Late 1920’s, early 1930’s camera made by an unnamed manufacture.