April 8th, 2005

Tokens by families of dead British soldiers in WWI

So, this one of those things that tons of googling cannot turn up. Lots of info on WWI the war, but not much on the homefront.

Does anyone know if the families of British soldiers killed during WWI used any sort of token to represent the death of the soldier? I'm thinking something like the service stars used by American families during WWI & WWII.

I'm using this for a Sherlock Holmes fanfic where Watson is a woman the two are married. The man I need some sort of remembrance for is their adopted son/son-in-law. I already have a photo of him in uniform on the mantle with a lock of his hair framed with it in the story. I just wanted something very definite to show that he died in the war. It's for the epilogue, so it doesn't need to be too detailed.

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