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WW1 Killed In Action British dog tag
« on: July 03, 2016, 07:03:55 AM »
I've had this dog tag (ID disc) for some time now and my own research turned up nothing on the man. Imagine my surprise when I received research back from someone I know that shows that this man, temporary 2nd Lieutenant John Barnard Millard, East Kent Regiment (The Buffs) was killed in action on June 25, 1917. Two conflicting reports state that his father was informed that he was killed outright in action, and one that he died at the Belgian Administration (hospital?) from wounds received. Forgive my confusion, as British terminology is not my strength, but I am slowly learning. From what I recall, the green ID disc was normally kept with the body for burial, while the red ID disc was removed from the body. A very somber realization of this man's story indeed

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Re: WW1 Killed In Action British dog tag
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2016, 10:12:57 AM »
Excellent. Thank you for helping to preserve his memory Phil.
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Re: WW1 Killed In Action British dog tag
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2016, 02:39:57 PM »
It's absolutely my pleasure, Ian. His ID tag will now rest with the other in my collection to men who were killed or wounded.

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Re: WW1 Killed In Action British dog tag
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2016, 08:34:33 PM »
Nice research work, well done.

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