Graves Registration Service marked identification tags (Neuville – Belgium)

Two different style tags: one square ribbed-like metal tag and one dog-tag model identification tag. What these have in common is the fact they both were found in Neuville, Belgium. The square tag confirms the unknown soldier was buried at the Neuville area temporary military cemetery. It is our understanding these tags have been used as grave markers, due to the small round holes in them. They were probably nailed to the wooden cross. Though both tags are mentioning an unknown soldier, they were not made for the same fallen soldier. Both tags have different ‘X-‘ numbers, indicating they were created for two different graves.

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Map of the Neuville, Belgium area where the Graves Registration Service tags were found.


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