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51st Divisional RASC "Georgius Rex V"

battle of loos

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Good evening,


I would like to know if this plate is 1918 :


cap badge :

Royal Army Service Corps


Banner :





find in Hulluch near la Bassée road (France - pas de calais - 62).


Is it possible that this division parked in this area in 1918?


Thanks in advance for your help.





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Hi Michel,


i found this page http://www.thepotteries.org/mark/b/booths.html that shows a fairly similar logo about halfway down the page - though made in the reign of a later monarch.

But it does speak of figures impressed (?poinçonné) in the surface that identify the month and year of manufacture.  Can you see such figures on your plate?

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good evening,


thank's a lot for your link.


the date see are 9.25

this plate are maybe used in the strong war in 1939.


I just have to find the history of a 51st Highland Division for 1939 and early 1940.

If anyone would have this one, I would be a taker to know what did on the sector North of Loos (62750-France) at this time.


Thank you for your help.


Kind regards



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The ASC did not become the RASC until December 1918.

So the plate cannot be any earlier than December 1918.

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George V reigned from 1910 to 1936.

So that would fit with your plate bearing his name dating from September 1925.


Sorry  I can’t be of any help with the movements of the 51st Highland Division!




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