WWII DEATH PLAQUE TO ARON WOLF SCHNEIDER
28/2/1890 - 3/3/1945
(Bevelled mahogany base measures 10,7cm x 14cm)
Awarded to the next-of-kin of casualties of war.
The Star of David superimposed over a wreath and four torches as well as the coat-of-arms of South Africa in the centre. Details of the deceased impressed on the scroll below the star.
The more regular death plaque in honour of the non-Jewish casualties bears a cross pattee, four torches and the coat-of-arms in the centre roundel surrounded by a wreath. Details of the deceased on the scroll below the cross.
(Bevelled mahogany base measures 10,5cm x 13,5cm)
These awards of honour, also known as Memorial plaques, were officially issued by the Union Defence Force and given to the next-of-kin, usually with the accompanying medals and a parcel of personal effects & clothing.