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Old 19-07-11, 10:28 AM
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Smile Numbered WW1 Royal Artillery badge

Hi all,

As you do I picked up a cap badge to the Royal Artillery and noted that a number and initial was engraved on the slider - actually a ring re-inforced slider circa 1917.

The number is 925037 A.S - a quick check of medal index cards gives it as belonging to Driver Victor G. Dye, Royal Field Artillery, 1915 star, BWM and Victory. Original number 607.

A.S maybe army/artillery service?

Not many times do we get to match a cap badge to a wearer.

Cheers Dean.
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For a kick off he isn't a regular, he's a Territorial hence the two numbers - 607 is his original number and 925037 is his post-1917 number. He served with the 1st Bde, 1st London Division, R.F.A.(T.F.) and "A.S". could actually stand for "Ammunition Section"

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How about Acting Sergeant??
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How about Acting Sergeant??
If it doesn't appear on his MIC, then doubtful and then I would expect to see a/Sgt or a-Sgt. However the indications are he finished the war as a Driver.
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