Dating Regt Numbers

Discussion in 'Military History and Militaria' started by hobit, Feb 19, 2009.

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  1. Hi, I found an old Great Coat in a barn the other day with an army number hand written inside it. The number started 1142++++ can anyone give me a rough time period of when this number was in service.

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  2. An 8 digit number starting 1142 would have been allocated to a soldier in the Royal Artillery from the batch 11000001 - 11500000.

    A 7 digit number starting 1142 would have been allocated to a soldier in the Royal Artillery from the batch 721001 - 1842000