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WW1 Trench Art "Diary" Mess Kit and Dog Tags

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Posted 6 years ago


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This is a World War I “diary” mess kit. The lid includes the soldiers name and all of his stateside and overseas assignments during the War. The bottom of the mess kit is engraved with Lady Liberty with his unit designation on a banner.

This is identified to Romeo Tognazzini of Battery. F 47th Coastal Artillery Corps.

Grouping includes his dog tags. What really makes this special is that the soldier stamped all of the pieces with his Army Service number.



  1. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
    He received his dog tags at Fort McDowell in FEB/ MAR of 1918.
  2. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Thanks Knivesnsuch.
  3. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Thanks Dan.
  4. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Thanks gio.
  5. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Thanks tom.
  6. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Thanks battlegear and Hedgewalker.
  7. tlmbaran tlmbaran, 5 years ago
    I will have to post my WWI Ambulance Corps mess kit!
  8. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    I'd like to see it.

    Mess kits are a really nice format for engraving due to the size and flat surface.

    I have several others that I will post at some point as well.

  9. tlmbaran tlmbaran, 5 years ago
    Posting it now. Not as nice as yours, but it comes with uniform extras. Will have to make several posts, as we are only able to put up 4 pics....
  10. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Just saw it-- GREAT grouping you have there.

  11. Jayblade Jayblade, 3 years ago
    Very nice!
  12. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Thanks for looking jay.

  13. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks tom and pat.

  14. Jewels Jewels, 2 years ago
    Really cool Scott! Thanks for sharing! Julie
  15. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks much for looking jewels-- quality, engraved trench art of this type are a real favorite of mine.


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