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:hypocrite: i have come into the possession of a soldiers bible no name into and the number 216078 stamped on the edge it has the soldiers prayer inside. Not sure if its dark blue or black.can anyone help

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216078 might be anything. I'd be looking for a date printed on the back of the title page, or a code number on the last page the Bible, which might indicate the date.

 

It does so happen that there are two men with that regimental number in the Medal Index Cards catalogued on Discovery at TNA (The National Archives) -

Ellis, William. Corps: Labour Corps. Regiment No: 216078. Rank: Serjeant.

Townson, Fred. Corps: Army Service Corps. Regiment No: 216078. Rank: Driver.

 

This is not necessarily to say that either of them owned the Bible. To me it seems odd that they would have had their number stamped on it, but hadn't troubled to put their name inside. But I may be wrong!

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10 minutes ago, Trixie said:

:hypocrite: i have come into the possession of a soldiers bible no name into and the number 216078 stamped on the edge it has the soldiers prayer inside. Not sure if its dark blue or black.can anyone help

 

Hi Trixie,

 

Some possibilities are;

 

216078 Thomas Edward Minto, RGA, from Durham

216078 Sgt William Ellis, Labour Corps

216078 Arthur Thomas Brightwell, RAF

216078 Thomas Stitt, Royal Marine Artillery

 

 

 

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