Unofficial WW1 British ID Disc on French 1855 10 Centimes
Unofficial World War 1 ID Disc (Dog Tag) for a British Soldier, Gunner K.C. Everley, 316942 8th Battery, Tank Corps. Made from 1855 French 10 Centimes with reverse skimmed and engraved. Unusually elaborate for this type of ‘trench art’ disk with engraving on a raised diamond against an incuse textured field. Holed twice.
British records show a “Kenneth G. Everley”, service number 316942 served with the Tank Corps and received the Victory and British War medals at the conclusion of his service. We can only speculate if the difference in the second initial was due to a record keeping error or a mistake making this interesting ID Disc. However, several genealogy sites reference a Kenneth George Everley with the same service number so presumably the ID Disk was made incorrectly.