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A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year- to all his readers from Harry Gotts

 "Extensively tattooed both forearms, breast and back. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year across both buttocks"

Whilst delving through the army records in Ancestry I found this in a record for a Harry Gotts in the section on 'distinctive marks'.

This was for his enlistment in the Militia in 1906. At first it seemed odd that not only had he exposed this to the inspecting officer, and more odd that the inspecting officer had been so particular to include all of it. However these were times before dogtags, so any distinguishing marks were important if their were bodies to be identified.


Anyone wishing to claim Harry should contact me for further details! (though not quite so lurid!)


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