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    Army Dog Tags

    I was looking at my Grandfathers WW1 dog tags and noticed that the three tags were stamped BPTS, BAP & DAPT and wondered what they stood for.

    #2
    Sorry should have said WW2 not WW1

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      #3
      Sorry I can't even hazard a guess, nothing is jumping out at all.



      Researching Irish families: FARMER, McBRIDE McQUADE, McQUAID, KIRK, SANDS/SANAHAN (Cork), BARR,

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        #4
        Which army regiment was he in? Do you know which theatre of war he served in?

        Jay
        Last edited by Janet in Yorkshire; 19-06-15, 10:11.
        Janet in Yorkshire



        Genealogists never die - they just swap places in the family tree

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          #5
          Were they British dog tags Frans? If so, could it have been his rank? Does this page help?
          http://www.sofmilitary.co.uk/ww1-and...s-product,6104
          Chrissie passed away in January 2020.

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            #6
            Well spotted Chrissie

            Jay
            Janet in Yorkshire



            Genealogists never die - they just swap places in the family tree

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              #7
              He was in the Royal Artillery but never served overseas.

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                  #9
                  It was his religion, in this case Baptist. The DAPT is actually BAPT.
                  Last edited by grumpy; 19-06-15, 12:12.
                  Whoever said Seek and Ye shall find was not a genealogist.

                  David

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                    #10
                    Religion = Baptist
                    I am a professional researcher, and ex- deputy registrar, based in Buckinghamshire - please contact me for any help/advice or research via PM or my website www.chalfontresearch.co.uk
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                      #11
                      Thanks, so all three are abbreviations for Baptist ~ might have thought they would have had a common abbreviation for all tags.

                      My next question is why are there three tags?

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                        #12
                        Two discs (one red, one green) were worn on the body - if the soldier was killed, then one disc could be quickly taken by a fellow soldier or medic to pass back up the line for casualty details to be gathered and the other left on the body for later ID purposes - I believe the army issued a second red disc to be attached to the service respirator.
                        I am a professional researcher, and ex- deputy registrar, based in Buckinghamshire - please contact me for any help/advice or research via PM or my website www.chalfontresearch.co.uk
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