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WW1 dog tag
« on: October 18, 2019, 07:41:32 AM »
L.CPL THATCHER CW 322087 6TH LONDON REGT all engraved on a French Emperor Napoleon 10 centimes. The date 18XX is unreadable as the hole is through the last two digits.
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Re: WW1 dog tag
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2019, 11:33:43 AM »
These dog tags are really interesting, especially those that supply enough information to make them identifiable. I have a few in my collection, but haven't seriously collected them.

I don't recall ever seeing one double holed like yours. Maybe worn as a wrist band or "bracelet" of sorts. A well executed tag.

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Re: WW1 dog tag
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2019, 01:55:01 PM »
That is cool!
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Re: WW1 dog tag
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2019, 03:44:40 PM »
Some more information here.

Found his army number 322087 here. C is for Charles. His record there says he's still a private, not a lance corporal. Open an account to learn more and get their nag mails.

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Re: WW1 dog tag
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2019, 11:50:54 PM »
I see that record is for 1914 so he was quite likely to have been  made a lance corporal later. I got part of the info by taking a screenshot in the split second before the pop up appeared.

Regarding the two holes, I had thought too that he may have sown it onto his kit bag as identification.

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Re: WW1 dog tag
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2019, 12:09:05 PM »
That's more likely, I think. Where ever he attached it, it shows signs of being jostled about. The top hole in particular shows significant wear.

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