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J.I.B.A. - meaning?


Ken Wayman
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Came across the initials 'J.I.B.A.' in the following address given in a Great War letter:-

292664, Pte H J Cantillion, ‘B’ Company, 3/10th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment, J.I.B.A., BEF, France.

Does anyone have any idea what JIBA stands for? I'm sure it must be screamingly obvious but I can't see it!

Cheers

Ken

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Ken,

Chris is right as there was a letter 'J' Infantry Base Depot located in France in 1918.

Graham.

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Could the last three letters be IBD, Ken? Infantry Base Depot.

Hi Chris

This is most certainly possible as the writing is far from easy to read. Solves the problem in one!

Many thanks

Ken

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Ken,

Chris is right as there was a letter 'J' Infantry Base Depot located in France in 1918.

Graham.

Hi Graham

That looks like the completed solution! Many thanks for the help.

I don't suppose there is any way to locate 'J' depot? Sorry to be a pain!

Cheers

Ken

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