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.
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My origanal disc carried my religion but in 1980 they were withdrawn and replaced with just my name and service number.
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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
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.
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?