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WW1 army 'dog-tags'
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WW1 army 'dog-tags'

My father's identity tags from the Great War. The red disc was the only tag at first. The grey octagon was added in 1916 so that (comforting thought) one tag could be left to identify your corpse while the other was removed for initial recording purposes. With barely enough room for HOURSTON, the disc would have been pushed to accommodate the Cholmondeley-Warners of this world.
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Picture added on 09 March 2012 at 13:02
Come to think of it, perhaps there is an OIL viewer who actually has a dog-tag of this kind with a long name on it, and would be willing to post it to show us how it was done?
Added by Ian Hourston on 30 August 2012
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