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Attic find. Metal name plates

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asdarley

Hoping someone might be able to help.  A neighbour recently unearthed these name plates from their attic.  I have checked our village records and none of these men appear on the lists that exist  for men either recorded as KIA or returned home.  They are a heavy cast metal,slightly curved and look as though they were once attached to something wooden.  The house they came from was a parsonage in the WW1 period.

Anyone seen anything similar?  I have to say the design is new to me.

 

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Dai Bach y Sowldiwr
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PrivateANNISON, ROBERT STUART

Service Number 12301

Died 07/10/1917

Aged 26

1st/5th Bn.
Lincolnshire Regiment

Son of Thomas and Eliza Beatrice Annison, of Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada.

 

PrivateHEALEY, GILBERT JOHN

Service Number 27146

Died 23/10/1916

Aged 27

1st Bn.
King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)

Son of Annie A. Healey, of Gedney Drove End, Lincs., and the late Harry Healey.

 

Lincs links?

Edited by Dai Bach y Sowldiwr

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Kath
Posted (edited)

The last plate is:

THE UNKNOWN

1914     1918

 

May have been attached to a wooden object such as a lectern, given in memory by a member of the church the parsonage was linked to.

Edited by Kath

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IPT

At first glance, the connection appears to be the Dawsmere/Holbeach area of Lincolnshire.  Could be wrong!

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Dai Bach y Sowldiwr

Healey is commemorated on

Gedney Parish Church WW1 & WW2 Tablets (WMR 20450)
Gedney
Lincolnshire

 

But not White nor Annison.

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hmsk212

May have even been attached to a tree.

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J T Gray

My immediate thought was the Avenue of Remembrance at Colchester, but Gedney Drove End (which I can assure you is a long way from almost everywhere) is a long way from Colchester. 

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asdarley

Gentlemen.  I am humbled by your knowledge and capacity to inform!.  Many thanks to all who contributed.  I have since discovered that the Parsonage was occupied post WW1 by a curate who had served as a military chaplain.  I suspect this may be the way these artifacts have ended up in a tiny village deep in Dorset!  How strange that the person who discovered these and told me about them is Canadian!!   Life is indeed stranger than fiction!

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