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Article about: Paul, Thank you for this reply...most reassuring. I am in your camp re field walking and the chance surface finds. I am an avid visitor to the Somme and have had much luck just walking..badg

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    jgawne
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    Anyway, as it looks like a 104th IR number, I ran AKE through lists of men in the unit and nothing turned up. However the 104th is one of the very few units in WW1 that actually had a roster of men by serial number - so I had a frieind with this document run the number 71686 (and 71688 just in case) thorugh a listing and it came up negative.

    Its possible the guy was 104th and somehow did notget on the lists (such as a very quick transfer out),

    That neither 86 or 88 were listed makes me think that those numbers were "left over" from a block assigned to the 104th and given to men who did not fit into the main scheme of the system at that time.

    Sorry, I tried.

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    Warhunter
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    Thanks mate's !


    The numbers and text on the mess tin are

    Name: Col Akeman
    Code: 71686

    I will take some pics.

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    Warhunter
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    Here are some pictures.
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture DSCF7229.jpg   DSCF7230.jpg  

    DSCF7231.jpg  

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    Timberwolf
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    isnt the machine gun belt boxes from WWII?

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    Warhunter
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    No its vor the MG08

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    nice work, how many were surface finds?

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    jgawne
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    We did check and could not turn up anything on any variation of the letters.

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    Hi

    I clearly see the name "Lakeway" and perhaps "C.Lakeway"

    HTH

    Vincent

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    TRT
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    Should we encourage illegal activity and the rape of battlefields. Totally irresponsible actions with artillery pieces. Does this forum no credit.

    I am not against field walking, excavation etc but with respect to the fallen and to the laws of the host nation.

    TRT

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    Quote by TRT View Post
    Should we encourage illegal activity and the rape of battlefields. Totally irresponsible actions with artillery pieces. Does this forum no credit.

    I am not against field walking, excavation etc but with respect to the fallen and to the laws of the host nation.

    TRT
    This member has been advised re respecting the laws of the respective country and the handling of munitions as is the policy of the forum but as i'm sure you are aware they are easy to find " walking " on most Battlefields and for some , maybe most ,the temptation to pick them up and get a photo is overwhelming.

    As for field walking, excavation etc but with respect to the fallen and to the laws of the host nation that is a very different scenario to finding few bullets etc.

    cheers

    Paul
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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