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Offline tonepad

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Re: soldier unnamed photo with three numbers on back, help please
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 10 January 18 21:26 GMT (UK) »
The numbers on the back of the post card are sums

40420 was written 40320

40   320 ignore the 40
98 360 ignore the 98
Gives
  320 plus
360
Result is 3920

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The 40 and 98 are another sum which has not been completed.

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Re: soldier unnamed photo with three numbers on back, help please
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 10 January 18 22:33 GMT (UK) »
I was going to ask how sure we are that those numbers are service numbers? You would generally expect someone to write a name on the back of a postcard rather than just a service number - or at least both name and number.  :-\

Numbers may be unrelated to service as per tonepads "sum" suggestion. :)

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Re: soldier unnamed photo with three numbers on back, help please
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 10 January 18 23:53 GMT (UK) »
thanks to everyone that took an interest in my photo,  i have taken all your replies into consideration   and list my query as finished      bye john
harris