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Article about: Hi all I've been asked to help with the attached tag. It still needs a bit of a clean up but it would be nice to get some initial opinions. It was found on an old POW camp in America, along

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    Hi all

    I've been asked to help with the attached tag. It still needs a bit of a clean up but it would be nice to get some initial opinions. It was found on an old POW camp in America, along with a fair few pebble buttons. I presume the 'B' is the blood group and the bottom right mark the 'company'.

    Any other info would be great

    Cheers

    Steve T

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    Steve i can't make out enough of the lettering to make a guess at this one i'm afraid !!
    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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    Yeah, I was having the same problem Paul. Hopefully he will send me a picture soon once it has been cleaned up. Amazing to think it was found in the USA

    Steve T

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    Me either- it may not be a typical military unit though; in the lower right area it appears to read 'KP 50' which is very strange since a typical Regiment had at most 15 Kompanien. The 'B' is definitely the blood group and the 131 is the Stammrollennummer.
    Ohhhhh- pillage then burn...

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    Better picture of the tag, cleaned up.

    It says KP30 which is still unusual. Is the rest clear enough to make out now ?

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    Thanks

    Steve T

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    is it this? grz schz abschn ? {border protection section command} or grenz schutz -abschnitt komando, it fits for me, regards,george w

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    It could be Grenzschutz something Regiment maybe?

    Rob

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    It's definitely Grenzschütz-Abschnitt, but notice one tricky thing- the marking is actually 'GZ. SGHZ.' so it would seem this unit was missing it's 'C' and they had to use a 'G' instead; that would mean the second half that appears to be 'NGHR' is actually the infintiely more understandable 'NCHR' for Nachrichten- so what you have there is Grenzschütz-Abschnitts-Nachrichten-Kompanie 30. Unfortunately I have little information- it's simply listed as having gone to form one of the Kompanien of Korps-Nachrichten-Abteilung 437:

    Korps-Nachrichten-Abteilung 437

    1. Aufstellung:

    * 1.4.1940 im WK XII zu 2 Kompanien; die 1. aus der Grenzschutz-Abschnitts-Nachrichten-
    Kompanie 30
    aus Krems/Donau; 1.6.1942 verstärkt durch eine 3. Kompanie; November 1944
    umbenannt in Korps-Nachrichten-Abteilung 482.


    2. Unterstellung:

    Höheres Kommando XXXVII; 25. 5.1942 LXXXII. Armeekorps: Niederlande, Nordfrankreich, Saar


    3. Ersatz:

    17 Wien, WK XVII

    Versorgungseinheiten 437 = Höh.Kommando XXXVII; 25.5.1942 LXXXII. Armeekorps
    Ohhhhh- pillage then burn...

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    Thanks all

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