Does anyone know the meaning of this tag?

While wandering in the UK's great outdoors today, I found a chain with several objects attached, including this tag.

I found it on the ground, so I hung it on the lee side of a nearby tree where the loser would easily see it when retracing their steps, by a gate they would have to pass through.

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Does anyone know what it means?

  • Could it be a geo-cache reference? Feb 3 at 19:04
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    could it be a sort of medic alert? O positive blood type, last line None referring to allergies? The number an id in that system, Hartop a last name? H W D could, if these are standard issue say from military, identify their unit? Hants West Division kind of thing. Feb 3 at 20:17
  • @KateGregory good spot thanks. Feb 3 at 20:23
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    I've tidied up my earlier comments. In summary, it's not an OS grid ref. If it was, it wouldn't be unique
    – Chris H
    Feb 5 at 17:24
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    @ChrisH thanks for your input. I've moved some detail into the question and deleted some comments. Feb 5 at 18:08

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Result: the item was still hanging where I left it yesterday.

A Google Lens search turned up a tag on Amazon that is very similar to this one, which British Forces personnel seem to like to buy.

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I followed up the idea that the person has a military connection and visited a nearby base. They do have someone of that name there, an unusual name that I've not heard before.

Today is Sunday and the reception only has an extension number so I logged it in as 'lost property' for them to follow up tomorrow. But I'm confident it's a hit, due to the unusual name. If not, it'll go through the military police system.

One strange thing is that I know the security person who was on duty but had no idea that was their job.

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    A corroborative detail is that a lovely clockwork pocket watch attached to the chain was slightly feminine in design. And the person bearing that name is female. There were other items on the chain, too. Feb 4 at 18:45

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