self-instruction cards, British, 'Semaphore Signalling In A Week
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- EPH 2507
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- whole: paper
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- full name: self-instruction cards, British, 'Semaphore Signalling In A Week
- simple name: KIT : British
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Set of First World War period semaphore signalling self-instruction cards. The set, entitled 'Semaphore Signalling in a Week' (by Lt Col W J Younger, 4th Royal Scots) was made by George Waterson & Sons Ltd, Wholesale Stationers (Edinburgh and London) and is associated with the First World War service of 2nd Lieutenant Lionel St Clair Dickinson in the 1st Battalion London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers). Lieutenant Dickinson served as a signalling officer during his unit's involvement in the Somme offensive in 1916. He was killed in action on 16 September 1916 and is buried in Combles Communal Cemetery Extension. (For more details see the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website ('Debt of Honour Register').
Pack of 29 semaphore cards each printed with a silhouette of a soldier signalling on one side and an explanation on the other. A further card summarises the semaphore signs. Accompanying the cards are an instruction sheet and an additional code signals sheet. All are inside a paper envelope printed with red text that reads “NINETIETH THOUSAND SEMAPHORE SIGNALLING in A WEEK A method of self-instruction and practice in sending and reading by Lt.-Col. W. J. YOUNGER 4th Royal Scots Q.E.R.”.
Semaphore Signalling In A Week. A method of self-instruction and practice in "Sending" and "Reading" by Lt Col W J Younger, 4th Royal Scots Q E R. George Waterson & Sons Ltd, Wholesale Stationers, Edinburgh and London
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