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Binoculars WW1 British info needed

Article about: Hi i have a pair of binoculars that i'm trying to research. I can't see any marker marks, there are two large broad-arrow stamps. Other markings are: LIEUT H. M. ROBINSON NORTH STAFFS ?? REG

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    Default Binoculars WW1 British info needed

    Hi
    i have a pair of binoculars that i'm trying to research.
    I can't see any marker marks, there are two large broad-arrow stamps.

    Other markings are:
    LIEUT H. M. ROBINSON
    NORTH STAFFS ?? REGT (?? = a bit hard to read)

    They are also marked: Regd No.644526 Pat.No.23825
    which according to Google may make them W.Watson & Sons Ltd 1916?
    Leather case is stamped inside: Ross Ltd. 111 New Bond St London
    I am curious to know more about the binoculars
    and who may have been the original owner.
    I did find a Second Lieutenant Harry Robinson that may be him, not sure
    https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/4146841
    Any suggestions or help please
    pete
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    Sounds like you have found out most of there is to find out, though perhaps you might find more on him.

    Try getting the War diary for his unit from the national archives as officers are usually mentioned by name.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Thanks Jerry i'll have a look
    Can anyone confirm they are Prismatic.No.3 Mk.1 W.Watson & Sons Ltd 1916?

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    Looks like your man was a Gallipoli campaign vet. Cheers, Tom
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    He was born in the last quarter of 1889 in Lewisham district, London and died in Malvern in March 1981.
    Here are two more docs:
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    Thankyou gents great info

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