War medallion removed for bronzing

Kiama Council has advised the medallion, known colloquially as "the dead man's penny" or "the King's penny", has been temporarily removed from the Gordon Grellman Memorial Wall for restoration and remounting.

The 'Dead Man's Penny' has been removed from the Gordon Grellman Memorial Wall for important restoration work.

The 'Dead Man's Penny' has been removed from the Gordon Grellman Memorial Wall for important restoration work.

It was gifted to the Kiama-Jamberoo RSL Sub-Branch who have subsequently organised for the medallion to be remounted in a bronze casing on the same wall.

The medallion was donated by Mr Pillidge, who is the great-nephew of former Kiama resident James Sidney Seader. Mr Seader was awarded the medal, and his name is engraved on Kiama's Memorial Arch honour roll to mark his service to this country.

The “dead man’s penny” was awarded to the next of kin of those who died in service during World War I and was accompanied by a letter from King George V.

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