Army Number Block Allocations

Discussion in 'Service Records' started by Geoff Reeves, Jan 12, 2006.



    Hi, does anyone know if this is a British Army tag and what period it is from??

    The name is G Lally and the number is 19099391.

    Kind regards,


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  2. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD



    Hi DBF,

    thank you. I still can't identify it, it doesn't seem to be like that one from your post to me.

    I guess I need to try to find out where the 8 digit number was from.




    I've been having another look at it & it looks to me like the last digit which appears to be a 1 is a bit more separated, so I think that the number could actually be 1909939 which is from the Royal Engineers.
  5. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    As the number appears to be hand stamped then differences between the numbers will occur - as opposed to being machine stamped where the gaps would be more consistent.



    Yes I was just thinking that the last digit 1 must be part of the whole number though otherwise why would it be there?? The number must be 19099391 then.
  7. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    For reference, a 1941 memo from WO 162/205
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  8. WTheobald

    WTheobald New Member

    Good evening. I came across this by accident, and noticed my Grand father's number seems to be included with the Coldstream Guards. I had heard a rumour this may be the case, but so far have only found he served with 5th Bn Kings Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster). His number was 2653277.
    I have service records, but nothing even suggests Coldstream. How can I shed light on this?
  9. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Hello and welcome to the forum.
    I'd suggest you write to Wellington Barracks and ask if they can confirm whether records are held in relation to that Army Number for your grandfather. If so, you could then apply for copy of any paperwork held by them.

    See this linked post for address etc.

    Good luck
  10. WTheobald

    WTheobald New Member

    Thank you very much. I will do that. Thank you also for your kind welcome.
  11. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member


    Can you confirm the dates your grandfather served - just to make sure he joined up Post 1920.


    Steve Y
  12. lee5243

    lee5243 Junior Member


    I have someone who's number was 6286502 this would put him as enlisted with The Buffs (East Kents).

    But i know he was in the Royal Artillery and part of 6 HAA Regt.

    So presumably he transferred to the RA at some point before 1942 as he was captured by the Japanese in Feb 1942 whilst in 6 HAA Regt.

    Can anyone put a date on his enlistment please?

    Or correct me if I'm wrong.

    Many Thanks

  13. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

  14. Si1964

    Si1964 New Member

    I have looked at the listing on Army numbers and have a TFEM Group to a chap in the Buffs, but, his # is 6515155 and cant seem to see where this is from.....but most prob have missed it but any help or guidance would be super
  15. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    Any idea about these numbers 14,010,846 - 14,079,584 - 14,087,438 I have paybooks to these 3 and all are 1945 Enlistments but don't fit in the list?


  16. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    And another 2 that fall between blocks 6,595,541 & 6,596,263


  17. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member


    Perhaps they were renumbered in 1948 when all 3 services went on to the same 8 figure number sequence?

    No idea re 7 figure numbers.

  18. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    The later 2 were both the London Regiment (I think) in WW1 - looking in Kings Regulations which has the number blocks there is an entry for London Regiment but with no numbers but with a footnote that "records are maintained by the record offices administering the corps to which these units belong (see army order 49 of 1926)" so not sure if its in some way linked to that.
  19. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    I've ha e had a look at the first 3 with the 14,... numbers and they seems to have been the numbers given in 1945, 1 has a piece of paperwork from 1946 with he number and another has a 1947 note of the number.
  20. DanMackay

    DanMackay please delete my membership

    Hi all, haven't posted in forever. I wasn't even sure if I even had an account still. I have an unusually large collection of identification tags, or dog-tags if you will! I noticed a gap in the blocks of issue numbers for WW2. This has always puzzled me. Does anyone know for sure what the gap in the 14000000's is, I have all these tags and no idea what unit issued the numbers? I can't get to the bottom of it.
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    14045879 LENEHAN H RC
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    14048800 FINLAY TL PRES
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    14057861 FACCHINI AA RC
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    14114426 UPHAM G CE
    14114901 SELLICK PJ RC
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    14139986 PARRISH GJ CE
    14141158 NORRIS AR CE
    14141307 JAMES JW BAPT
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    14143878 WEDD ATW CE
    14144857 SWAIN NAR CE
    14146319 HOLTON DF CE
    14146363 SYMONDS GG
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    14147500 GREER JB
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    14166717 JONES TR METH
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    14194757 MCNALLY HE PRES
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