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#1 P-59A

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Posted 08 December 2019 - 07:36 PM

I found this at the swapmeet. Is this a laundry number stamped on it or is it something else?

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Posted 08 December 2019 - 07:37 PM

The number is M 6609.

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Posted 09 December 2019 - 04:15 AM

I would say it is, yes.

 

I have a WW1 spoon that I received in a grouping I bought of a soldier from F/116, 29th Division AEF....a serial number is stamped in the spoon handle in the same fashion, although it wasn't serial number that matched the grouping....after some looking around I found out that the spoon belonged to a buddy of his in the same unit (!), so that was kinda cool.



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Posted 09 December 2019 - 11:36 AM

Is it M6 or MG? As in MG from a Machine Gun battalion? Hard for me to see. 

 

Last one of these I had was unit marked to a Base Hospital and the first two were BH and then three numbers, if memory serves me right. A rack type or inventory number.  

 

You suppose this one was WW2 used, thus the WW2 laundry mark number style?  



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Posted 09 December 2019 - 06:06 PM

Is it M6 or MG? As in MG from a Machine Gun battalion? Hard for me to see. 

 

Last one of these I had was unit marked to a Base Hospital and the first two were BH and then three numbers, if memory serves me right. A rack type or inventory number.  

 

You suppose this one was WW2 used, thus the WW2 laundry mark number style?  

It is  M 6609.  WW2 re issue would be a probable reason... it just strikes me as an odd thing to do. 



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Posted 10 December 2019 - 03:04 AM

It is  M 6609.  WW2 re issue would be a probable reason... it just strikes me as an odd thing to do. 

 

Heres mine. No laundry number but the guys name and unit.

My friend was able to track the guy down from this.

I think it was common in WW1. Back then they issued metal stamp kits...

You could stamp your name and number into metal items leather wood etc etc.,

My guy was in the 86th Aero Squadron.

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Posted 10 December 2019 - 03:45 AM

That is interesting. When the laundry number system come to be?



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Posted 10 December 2019 - 04:31 AM

Here is a WW1 mess kit that I have. Unit marked but no name. The unit listed on the kit was part of the famous "Lost Battalion" but I have been unable to find a name associated with the serial number.

Pretty neat stamps from WW1.

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Posted 10 December 2019 - 06:00 AM

Posted Today, 06:31 AM

Here is a WW1 mess kit that I have. Unit marked but no name. The unit listed on the kit was part of the famous "Lost Battalion" but I have been unable to find a name associated with the serial number.

Pretty neat stamps from WW1.

 

hink441, I sent you a PM with information about the soldier whose serial number is on your WWI mess kit.



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Posted 10 December 2019 - 03:33 PM

 
hink441, I sent you a PM with information about the soldier whose serial number is on your WWI mess kit.


Thanks Matt, you answered a lot of questions. Thank you for the detailed research!!

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Posted 10 December 2019 - 03:39 PM

You're welcome Chris!



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Posted 18 December 2019 - 08:36 AM

10h251s.jpg Here is the Mess kit of his mate...

same Cy and same serial number sequense.

If Matt could provide me with infos of the soldier, I will greatly appreciate.

 

BTW Cy D of the 306th MGB was not involved in the Lost battalion episode as only A, B & C Cies were in the Charleveau Pocket.


Edited by teufelhund, 18 December 2019 - 08:42 AM.


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Posted 18 December 2019 - 09:03 AM

Hi Chris, here you go.  

 

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Posted 18 December 2019 - 09:05 AM

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Posted 18 December 2019 - 09:10 AM

That's a great one..! Love the little machine gun stamp....



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