Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand,
originally commemorated by both countries on 25 April every year to honour
the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought at Gallipoli during World War I. It now more broadly commemorates all those
who served and died in military operations for their countries.....
Dead Man's Penny...
The Dead Man's Penny is a commemorative medallion which was presented
to the next-of-kin of the men and women who died during World War One. The bronze medallion features an image of Lady Britannia surrounded by two dolphins (representing Britain’s sea power)
and a lion (representing Britain) standing over a defeated eagle (symbolising Germany).
Around the outer edge of the medallion are the words ‘He died for freedom and honour’.
Next to Lady Britannia is the deceased soldier’s name, with no rank provided to show equality in their sacrifice. The Dead Man’s Penny was accompanied by a letter from King George V, stating ‘I join with my grateful people in sending you this memorial of a brave life given for others in the Great War’.