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Unknown Officer - F Battalion Tank Corps Signature

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RedCoat

Hello all,

 

I am hoping someone may be able to help decipher the attached signature -

 

The officer who signed it belonged to F Battalion Tank Corps, possibly 16th Company at the time of the Cambrai operations. The last part of the signature certainly says LIEUT but the surname eludes me.

 

If anyone can help I would appreciate it greatly.

 

Kind regards, Daniel.

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Mark1959

Daniel

Do you know the date it was signed?

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RedCoat

Hi there, 

 

January 1918 I believe. 

 

Cheers, Daniel. 

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esco

F. P. Hare ?  Frank Percival M.M.G.S. ?

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delta

He is not listed in the War History of the Sixth Tank Battalion. I have checked the nominal roll of officers and sadly can't  find a match either. 

Will keep looking 

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delta
On 12/07/2019 at 16:11, esco said:

F. P. Hare ?  Frank Percival M.M.G.S. ?

He served with 6th Battery MMGS and won a MC in Palestine so almost certainly not. 

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PRC

Can you give us a bigger sample of his handwriting - preferably one with lots of Capitals and adjoining lower case letters :-)

 

Cheers,

Peter

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helpjpl

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IPT
16 minutes ago, helpjpl said:

 

Put us out of our misery.

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RaySearching

 

 

11 hours ago, IPT said:

 

Put us out of our misery.

 

 

Here you are  not conclusive   Did he sign the marriage Cirt ?

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RedCoat

Thank you everyone for your exhaustive searching - I am happy with Hare being the most likely candidate. On the same form there is also this one - A Captain serving with 16th Company F Battalion Tank Corps. This is the last one I need to identify I promise!

 

Kind regards, Daniel

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corisande

I think it is probably RE Howell

 

 
Medal card of Howell, R E
Corps Regiment No Rank
Essex Regiment   Lieutenant
Tank Corps   Acting Major
Tank Corps   Major

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helpjpl

Reginald Edward Howell born 01 April 1887 St Leonards, Sussex. Married Edith Elizabeth Cakebread, nee Bruce, on 15 June 1921 in Streatham. Living in Hove in 1939 and died 30 October 1964.

 

From 2010:

JP

 

Edited by helpjpl
Living in Hove in 1939

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