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NCO: "You don't mean John Bates who went to prison for theft?"
Anna: "That's correct."
NCO: "Well I know who he is right enough."
Episode 1.07

NCO (Sergeant) means a sergeant in the military who is a non-commissioned officer.

While accompanying Mrs Patmore to London for eye surgery, Anna, posing as a cousin, inquires about the military record of John Bates from a sergeant at the Duke of York's Regimental Barracks. He tells Anna, without further elaboration, that his case was "very odd business" but does provide her with an address for Bates's mother.


Appearances and Mentions
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Behind the Scenes[]

  1. The sergeant is portrayed by Richard Hawley[1].
  2. The Royal Hospital Chelsea stands in for the Duke of York's Regimental Barracks.[2]


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