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Post by Swimmy » 08 Sep 2018 09:55

Hi
This tag was found under the floorboards of a Victorian house in Lowestoft.
I would love it if anyone could help to identify its origin and markings

Thanks in advance
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Re: Help needed

Post by John G. » 08 Sep 2018 15:05

Looks like a WW 1 I'D tag .....446523 Royal Engineers C.E. Cartwrighth..... Possibly from an I'D bracelet too.
Might be wrong but seems close.
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Waleed Y. Majeed
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Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 08 Sep 2018 16:58

Could also be Royal Engineers, (religion) Church of England, Cartwright H.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/history/first-wo ... ntity-tags

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Re: Help needed

Post by John G. » 09 Sep 2018 02:57

Waleed Y. Majeed wrote:
08 Sep 2018 16:58
Could also be Royal Engineers, (religion) Church of England, Cartwright H.
https://www.iwm.org.uk/history/first-wo ... ntity-tags

waleed
I'm sure you're correct..... Not that familiar with British markings,etc. But was close..... Opps!!!!!!
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Re: Help needed

Post by Swimmy » 09 Sep 2018 08:21

Thank you
Does this mean that it is pre 1915 as it is aluminium?

I'd like to try and trace the family of the soldier concerned and give it to them.

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Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 09 Sep 2018 09:38

Not necessarily pre 1915. Someone on the forum mentioned has an aluminium disc dated 1917. Apparently aluminium was used until stocks ran out. No idea if these stocks of materials were local (units own stock) or national issue.
Here's the link to the forum mentioned. Maybe they can be of more help.
https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/222087-id-bracelet/
Could the house you found it in have been a medical station or part of the hospital in Lowestoft. Maybe a local archive would be a better place to ask. Just a thought.

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