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This is World War One.......

From Find My Past.....  Seems he was killed in action.......

Mike

 

 

First name(s) DUNCAN
Last name DEAKIN
Service number 368
Rank DRUMMER
Regiment Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Battalion 2nd Battalion.
Birth place BARROW-IN-FURNESS
Residence BARROW-IN-FURNESS
Enlistment place PORTSMOUTH
Death year 1915
Death day 9
Death month 5
Cause of death Died
Death place France & Flanders
Theatre of war

Western European Theatre

 

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This is a private purchase ID tag, as soldiers were issued with two official tags, in fibre, one green and one red.  Eventually a second red one was provided for attachment to the Gas mask case.  The official ones listed name, rank, serial number, religion and unit, so were chagned when a man was promoted or transferred.  Many men also got these private ones, as gifts or for themsleves.

French soldiers wore them as well - the metal ones on braclets, that is, tough I'm not sure whether they were official or just very popular. Sorry, no idea about value but the fact that it is to a confirmed and idnetified casualty probably makes it worth a couple pounds/Euros.

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