I have the pleasure to introduce you to my military collection. I have got two British military maps made during the World War I. These maps were bought when I visited the Sovereign and Military Fairs at Rickmansworth. Please see here if you want to know more about the Fairs.
These British Maps were made in 1915. These maps are quite unique because they were made during World War I and were probably still in use during World War II.
The first map has the provenance of ‘CAPT. F.W.S. JOURDAIN, Royal Corps of Signals’.
It is also printed by ‘War Office, Feb.1915, Revised Edition.
The first map is in excellent condition. It is folded, but there is no tear.
The second map is also believed to be from 1915.
It has been franked with ‘a lion with a cross (?)’. Not sure what stamp is this.
It has reinforcement tapes at the cross folds. And a tear is visible on one corner.
I believe that these two maps are part of a set. So I believe they are belong to the same person.
Further research suggests that the Royal Corps of Signals is a combat support arm of the British Army. It was founded in 1920 which suggests the maps were in use after 1920 and possibly even during World War 2.