King's Own Royal Regiment Museum
Museum & Collections
First World War
Second World War
Actions & Movements
Collections - Badges and Insignia
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.
Only a proportion of our collections are on display at anyone time. Certain items are on loan for display in other institutions. An appointment is required to consult any of our collections which are held in store.
© 2010 Trustees of the King's Own Royal Regiment Museum