Greetings! I have been trying to translate the attached dog tag, but was only able to complete half of it (the easiest part). I would greatly appreciate help in finishing this task. Also, if you have any idea what the information means that would be very helpful. Thank you!
Thank you again, Toritoribe. Do you know if "no" has any particular meaning after the string of numbers?
Nekojita: Thank you so much; I was hoping for an identification of his unit! And thank you for providing reference material to further my knowledge. Would column 1 (1-3-3-2), or column 2 (1000-3-6 no) have any meaning to you. Presumably they used some method to identify the soldier. Thank you,
ありがとうございます！(Google Translate) Toritoribe; and the last piece of the puzzle seems to fall into place. I forgot about reading right to left, as on my Yosegaki. I have discovered that the 16th Division was formed in 1905 for the Russo-Japanese War. During the Great East Asian War they were at the 2nd Shanghai Incident and Battle of Nanjing (1937), Battles of Xuzhou and Wuhan (1938), Philippines, Bataan, and Corregidor (1941-42, and their final battle at Leyte (1944).
Thank you Toritoribe, Majestic and nekojita for steering me in the right direction!