Sunday, December 11, 2011

The object of the day: The WWI identity tag

All World War I service personnel were issued with a set of fibre identity discs, a green octagonal shaped disc, and a red round disc. Both were worn around the neck on a 38" length of cotton cord, although this was often replaced by the wearer with a leather bootlace.

This identity tag or 'dog tag' was owned by Stanley George Plummer.

The inscription reads: 14250222 BAP PLUMMER, S

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