War Diaries Talk

Hassan or Hassin

  • erik.schaubroeckscarlet.be by erik.schaubroeckscarlet.be

    The diary mentions a L Cpl Hassan M with service number 19095. But there are two soldiers in this battalion (10th Bn R.I.F.) with the same service number 19095: one is private Matthew Hassan and the other is L.Cpl M. Hassin. I think it concerns only one soldier, but it's a guess which name is the right one.


  • HeatherC by HeatherC moderator

    The Battalion medal rolls have him as HASSAN so the entry you have seen for Hassin is most likely a mistake by the writer of the diary. Two soldiers in one Battalion with the same number is indeed going to be the same soldier twice.


  • ral104 by ral104 moderator, scientist

    I agree - they're both the same person. It looks like his entry for the Military Medal was where the error occurred.