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Death Plaque Or Dead Mans Penny

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    I recently sold this item on behalf of a elderly neighbour without knowing anything about the history of the fallen. I googled the name and only came across sites that you need pay for information.

    Would anybody be interested to add any information they find?.
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    CAREY, CHARLES PATRICK

    Rank:
    Private
    Service No:
    9164
    Date of Death:
    26/04/1915
    Age:
    26
    Regiment/Service:
    South Wales Borderers

    2nd Bn.
    Panel Reference
    Panel 80 to 84 or 219 and 220.
    Memorial
    HELLES MEMORIAL

    Additional Information:

    Son of Charles Patrick Carey, of 36, Deburgh Rd., South Wimbledon, London.

    Hope you didn't give it away !!
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Ive noticed a real increase in the value of these in the last few years

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    Just looked on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website.

    Charles Patrick Carey
    9164
    South Wales Borderers

    Commemorated on the Helles Memorial, so died at Gallipoli. Hope this helps.

    CWGC - Find War Dead

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    Ah Paul, you beat me to it! lol

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    Wow thats quick info, most surely accurate as well. Both my elderly neighbour and her husband originally hailed from Wimbledon. Im guessing the soldier was on her late husbands side of the family or it could even have been passed on to him by a friend.

    Sold for just short of 120. i have seen them go for more and some for less..

    Thanks for the info

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    That sounds like an ok price to me? Cheers.

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    I had the original box cartoon in good condition that went with it.

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    Thats what its lying on in the pic isnt it?

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    haha yes, i did not think of that when i typed it.

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    A summary of 2/South Wales Borderers

    2nd Battalion

    August 1914 : in Tientsin, China.
    23 September 1914 : landed at Lao Shan Bay for operations against the German territory of Tsingtao.
    4 December 1914 : embarked at Hong Kong, landing at Plymouth 12 January 1915.
    12 January 1915 : came under orders of 87th Brigade, 29th Division. Moved to Rugby.
    17 March 1915 : embarked at Avonmouth for operations at Gallipoli. Landed at Cape Helles 25 April 1915.
    11 January 1916 : moved to Egypt and went on to France, arriving Marseilles 15 March 1916.

    Your man lasted 1 day at Gallipoli.

    His medal card - couldn't find his service record on Ancestry#

    His Service Number indicates that he joined the regiment in 1907

    Army Service Numbers 1881-1918: South Wales Borderers
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