Produced By

Woolwich Arsenal

Museum Accession Number FIFER:2016.0474
Object Name plaque
Collection Artefact
Association Name

Edward Preston

William Robertson, British Armed Forces

Historical Background

These plaques, popularly known as Dead Men’s Pennies, were given to the next of kin of British and Empire service personnel who were killed in the First World War. Over 1,355,000 were issued. This one was sent to the family of Private William Robertson from Fife who was a private in the Royal Highlanders and who is named on Kirkcaldy’s War Memorial.