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Regiment no: 1702661

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Regiment no: 1702661

Posted: 15 Feb 2013 3:23PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 16 Feb 2013 9:01AM GMT
Surnames: McCulloch,McCullochs, MCulloch
I have a tin hat which I bought several years ago at "the Barras" in Glasgow for £20. On the inside of it, scraped into the metal, is the word "M'Cullochs" and the number 1702661. (Probably, his name was McCulloch and he was just meaning that this was McCulloch's hat)

There are a few more words: "Cardross" "Derby" and "Barrowhead" or Burrowhead.

I was wondering if it is possible to tell from only a regimental number and a surname what regiment he was in(?)
I know there is a Cardross in Dumbartonshire, so he was likely Scottish.

I have no idea if this is WW1 or WW2. The strap is still attached to the tin hat. Were the WW1 tin hats identical to WW2 tin hats?

If I could identify living descendants of this man, I would like to return it to them.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
BrianMartin62... 15 Feb 2013 10:23PM GMT 
ycaso77 17 Feb 2013 2:06AM GMT 
BrianMartin62... 17 Feb 2013 3:22PM GMT 
ycaso77 17 Feb 2013 8:04PM GMT 
Dannyssmile18... 10 Mar 2013 4:57AM GMT 
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