303man, on 01 March 2012 - 01:09 PM, said:
I would be interested if any forum members have plaques in their original outer envelope with the reference number and date posted to the NOK, The casualties date of death. (I do not need the name if you want to keep that anon). But soldiers country he served would be good.
I have a plaque to Capt.Thomas Heathcock, 7th East Yorkshire Regt., Kia 10/7/16, which is still in its original addressed envelope and has the number 280355, posted on 6 Aug 21.
Another to Sec Lt Nelson Petty, 1st Lancs Fus, Kia 28/6/15 at Gallipoli, which has its original addressed envelope with the number 221866, unfortunately the post mark is torn away.
The third one is to Pte John Mitton, 2nd Yorkshire Regt, Kia 9/4/17, which has its original addressed envelope with the number 84014, unfortunately although the envelope is complete there appears to be no postal mark. This seems to be a very low number for a man killed in 1917?
It seems to be quite unusual to aquire the original mailing packaging with plaques, I suppose that this was generally discarded due to the much stonger card envelope inside.
Hope these are of interest.