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Butt Marker Disc, Mk III SMLE identification Help

Julian Sinclair

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Can anyone read interpret these / this


My SMLE 1917 says




I am hoping it may have an association with the Royal Berkshire Regiment since my Great Uncle fought and died for them at the first battle of Ypres?


Is that a possibility?



Many thanks


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Your Rifle was marked to the 2nd Battalion, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, weapon or rack no. 182.

My understanding is that unit marking was discontinued for the duration in 1915.

A 1917 rifle would not have been so-marked until post-war.




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