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Remembered Today:

Dogtag Pte Alfred Edwards (20777), 10th Bn, Royal West Kent Regiment


Arne Vandendriessche

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Hello,

It's been a successful week of metal detection for me.
Found another name tag today.
The picture was found at Mendinghem.
Here you have the caption but not everything is clear:

A...WARDS
20777
CE
10 RW.Kints

 

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Arne

 

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it is probably a soldier of the royal west kent? But then I don't know what that S stands for at the end of the regimental name.

10th (Service) Battalion (Kent County)
Formed at Maidstone on 3 May 1915 by Lord Harris, Vice Lieutenant of Kent, at the request of the Army Council. Attached in July 1915 to 118th Brigade in 39th Division but transferred in October to 123rd Brigade in 41st Division. Moved to Aldershot in January 1916.
4 May 1916 : landed in France.
November 1917 : moved with the Division to Italy but returned to France in March 1918.

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This is your man. His service record is available . You can se why the "G" is on the disc

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More commonly known as a dog tag. 
 
name plate to me means something different , I’ll post a pic 

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May or May not be World War I but you get the idea

 

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I was too lazy to go and find a Coldstream  one so got this picture

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And this Ancestry Tree - click - gives you his whole details - all the facts fit with the service record

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  • Arne Vandendriessche changed the title to Dogtag Pte Alfred Edwards (20777), 10th Bn, Royal West Kent Regiment

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