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    How does one identify the name of the soldier the tag belongs to?

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    Via the German Volksbund or if you are lucky some researchers and collectors do have details of the Erkennunsmarke details of the members of certain units , Regiment Danmark is an example.

    Problem with the Volksbund is it is difficult to get the information from them unless you are a relative , even if the remains are recovered with the tag they will only give out details of the date / place of death etc not the name of the soldier.
    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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    Yup, my father actually had to provide a letter of permission from my grandmother to get his uncle's service record, so the privacy issue is pretty significant- as it should be really. No country's military would give out personal information to just anyone...
    Ohhhhh- pillage then burn...

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