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johnnie

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I have just picked up an Active service testament 1916 with Lord Roberts message inside

from a local market. Also inside is a hand written note that seems to be by the owner

however I am having trouble working out what it says so was wondering if any forum

members might be able to help.

The name seems to be Neighbour, and the bottom states BEF. Any help or suggestions would be

great.

Jonathan

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The first letter is a capital "T" so it's "T Neighbour".

Tom

Yes, looking again I think you're right Tom Could be 'T[he] Neighour' then, perhaps, with N. Dawn being said neighbour?

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JS

The MICs give:

A DANN Private 659 Royal Sussex Regt

T NEIGHBOUR Private 4/1919 Royal Sussex Regt

There are quite a few DANN with initial A but with second ones also,this is the only A. There are four T NEIGHBOURs in the WO372 index, but this one despite a second first initial is at least in the same Regt.

Sotonmate

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GAC - my first thought was that "T Neighbour" was a name.

Tom

Yes, hadn't thought of that - I've never come across anyone called Neighbour, but they obviously exist! Lookig at it again after Sotonmate's post, I think his 'A. Dann' is persuasive rather than my earlier suggested 'N. Dawn.' Maybe it is two names, then - Neighbour & Dann.

ciao,

GAC

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Hi all

Here's my interpretation:-

T. Neighbour

From

ADann

SCA ASO S/17

BEF

the A in Dann is the same as in SCA and ASO.Having looked on Ancestry there are a number of Neighbours and Danns.

Regards Barry

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GAC et al

Sorry I had to edit my post as I omitted to check the obvious initial T !!

Sotonmate

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"There was an Army Post Office S/17 (or S-17) in the BEF."

So could it be from somebody who was working with the army post service, or is there

any other idea what the initials/numbers could stand for?

I can't see the letters linking to the Royal Sussex Regt, although I had

wondered if S/17 could be his number (although a search of the MIC brought up no

matching names).

Jonathan

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