Great Britain World War 1 Identity Disk on Turkish 40 Para – G. Emery S658

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Unofficial World War 1 identity disk made from KM#60 AH1255 Turkish 40 Para. One side skimmed and stamped crudely:

1696
G. Emery
PTE
PL
S658
C.E

Records suggest it’s George Emery who served in the Royal Marines Light Infantry with service number S658. Interesting that man’s records indicate he never left England during WW1. The orignal eBay seller described the disc as this:

ANTIQUE WW1 ROYAL HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT SOLDIERS DOG TAG MADE FROM ARABIC COIN.
DOG TAG FOR PTE.P.C CEMERY KILLED IN ACTION 21/01/1916 BURIED IN BASRA IRAQ.
COUPLE OF MISTAKES TO SPELLING G RATHER THAN C USED IN CEMERY AND L RATHER THAN C USED IN INITIALS P.C CEMERY

Further research required to see what the service number of the man referenced by the original seller.

Coin Information

Reference Number:C180701
Country:Australia
Year:1915-1920
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