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Collections - Badges and Insignia

Identity Discs

German Identity Disc First World War

The alloy disc dates from after November 1916.  The soldier's information is repeated at the top and bottom of the disc, and the perforations allow for the disc to be snapped in two.  On the death of the soldier one part would remain with the body and the other forwarded to Headquarters so the death could be recorded. 

bullet“Johann Foltin, Birlschowitz, Kronb St. 39. Born 28 Oct 1896. FRS Batl. JP 98. Komp NR.” On the Rear “IR 452 7K Ir 418” KO2046/80


“Johann Foltin, Birlschowitz, Kronb St. 39. Born 28 Oct 1896. FRS Batl. JP 98. Komp NR.” On the Rear “IR 452 7K Ir 418”.  Showing name, place of birth, date of birth and unit.  Acquired by Private Harry Rawes of the 5th and 12th Battalion's of the King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.  Accession Number: KO2046/80

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