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Forum: The Lost Villages, Radcliffe and Chevington Drift. 11-05-2015, 08:54 AM
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Posted By Coquet
Detecting in eroding sand dunes back in the 80s I...

Detecting in eroding sand dunes back in the 80s I found a Durham Light infantry and an Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) cap badge at the same time in close proximity too each other. One can...
Forum: The Lost Villages, Radcliffe and Chevington Drift. 29-11-2014, 03:14 PM
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Posted By Coquet
That makes sense. That wall made from the blocks...

That makes sense. That wall made from the blocks just south of Hauxley would have taken those ones.
Forum: The Lost Villages, Radcliffe and Chevington Drift. 28-11-2014, 08:10 PM
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Posted By Coquet
Here's a photo of an uncle diving near some of...

Here's a photo of an uncle diving near some of the blocks in the 50s. Some positioned up the sides of the dunes.
Anyone recognise that spot?
Forum: The Lost Villages, Radcliffe and Chevington Drift. 18-03-2014, 10:00 AM
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Posted By Coquet
That would tie in nicely as the Herts Regt...

That would tie in nicely as the Herts Regt although a separate territorial regiment would have their numbers in the Beds and Herts Regt series I'm sure.


Both 1st and 2nd Herts Regt were 162nd...
Forum: The Lost Villages, Radcliffe and Chevington Drift. 16-03-2014, 10:56 AM
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Posted By Coquet
Perhaps his initials, Private Wilson N.A. ...

Perhaps his initials, Private Wilson N.A.




Looks like Pte. P. Reynold or Reynolds.
Forum: The Lost Villages, Radcliffe and Chevington Drift. 15-03-2014, 08:31 PM
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Posted By Coquet
If I was forced to make a judgement on what it...

If I was forced to make a judgement on what it says I would have to say NF 5952921

Now that would be a Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment number .
Forum: The Lost Villages, Radcliffe and Chevington Drift. 15-03-2014, 08:27 PM
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Posted By Coquet
I should add that men transferred from one...

I should add that men transferred from one regiment to another can hang on to their previous number so it is not a cast iron way to ID regiment from a number.
Forum: The Lost Villages, Radcliffe and Chevington Drift. 15-03-2014, 08:24 PM
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Posted By Coquet
I thought the first two characters looked like...

I thought the first two characters looked like "N.F.", then 7 digits. But if he was Northumberland Fusiliers the first digit would have to be a 4 followed by 2 or 3. - doesn't look like that. Also...
Forum: The Lost Villages, Radcliffe and Chevington Drift. 15-03-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 19,516
Posted By Coquet
Interesting find. PTE is the standard...

Interesting find.

PTE is the standard abbreviation for Private, so Private Wilson.

7 digit service numbers up to 1942 have a regimental block allocation pattern.
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