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Censorship of Field Post

241264hsv-fan - 8/12/2017 at 06:58

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241264hsv-fan - 8/12/2017 at 07:22

I got a letter with a censorship mark I have never seen before. Unfortunately it is not completely readable.
Size: 64 x 37 mm.
Inscription: 26. Field post office --:-- Opened military censorship - MFS (?) 1917 - Military censor No. 1.
The violett cancelation of the army unit is faint and cannot help. On front side there is only the field post mark.
Can someone help to complete inscription?

howard - 8/13/2017 at 10:04

It looks like 4 chisla 10 mes 1917, in other words Oct. 4 1917.

241264hsv-fan - 8/13/2017 at 13:03

That seems correct. Thank you very much.
Does anyone know something about the army unit?

Alep - 8/16/2017 at 14:16

The FPO # 26 belonged to the XXIVth Army Corps. In 1917, it fought in Romania as a part of the Russian 9th and then 4th Army.

241264hsv-fan - 8/18/2017 at 00:24

Great. Thanks for information.