First and second world war items

#1 by Templer , Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:14 pm

Dooberry Firkin has aquired a quantity of fascinating war related documents.
They appear to relate to a father, first world war, and son second world war.
Ian has kindly allowed me to scan and post these items, and I will be doing so over the next few days.
My description of some of the items may not be exactly correct, so feel free to put it right.

Soldiers pay book from the first war, amazingly still with the token that I presume had to be shown to get payed.

 
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#2 by Templer , Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:18 pm

I think this is a military ID card, solely because it has a recruiting office stamp on it.

 
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#3 by Templer , Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:52 pm

Army classification certificate.





 
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#4 by Templer , Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:57 pm

I think these are demob items.




 
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#5 by chocks , Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:01 pm

Interesting set of doc's.
The little token you refer to is actually what we call, an I.D Disc. Known by our colonial brothers as "Dog Tags". They are still pretty much the same. His disc states his name, service number, ASC which stands for "Army Service Corps" and his religion.
My origanal disc carried my religion but in 1980 they were withdrawn and replaced with just my name and service number.


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#6 by Templer , Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:09 pm

Thanks for the info Chocks, we'll probably need your services with some of the other stuff.

 
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#7 by chocks , Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:14 pm

Happy to help if I can

 
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#8 by Templer , Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:17 pm

I don't know what this card could be, it's obviously got something to do with friendship, as per logo, look at that date.



 
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#9 by Frothy , Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:34 pm

Fantastic Bri.
I've been looking at this thread on my phone at work, not the same as looking at it on a large screen. Fabulous bit of history


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#10 by chocks , Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:34 pm

As you said. To show friendship. These cards were sent to and from the front as a quick note to say you were thinking of someone. They always had a humorous edge to them and were seldom taken as serious. Just the thing for cheering the boys up at the front.

 
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#11 by Templer , Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:41 pm

This letter fascinates me, from 1918.



 
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#12 by chocks , Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:54 pm

Fascinating letter. I'll bet it's quite rare.
Did you also note that on the card, the publishers address was "Acerington" which is now spelt "Accrington", wonder when it changed?

 
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#13 by Templer , Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:00 pm

Quote: chocks wrote in post #12
Fascinating letter. I'll bet it's quite rare.
Did you also note that on the card, the publishers address was "Acerington" which is now spelt "Accrington", wonder when it changed?


I didn't notice it, will have to try and find out.

 
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#14 by chocks , Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:21 pm

It seems this guy only joined as a reservist in 1916 aged 18yrs. His papers say he is only fit for home service. Even the friendship card is only addressed to Whitehall. All seems rather odd to me. Makes me wonder what was wrong with him that he was unable to see active service? Still, I suppose that makes him one of the lucky ones Eh?

 
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#15 by Templer , Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:21 pm

I've not got a clue what this is.


 
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