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  2. Hello Dave! Julius Winkelsesser could be right! Ldw.Inf.Rgt.13 belonged to the 13th Ldw.Div. Their battles around winter 17/18 were: 21.6.17-31.1.18: Battles of the Siegfriend-Line (2nd army) 1.1.18-20.3.18: Trenchbattles at St. Quentin and at the Oise (2nd army) That division belomged to the Oise-Group, which was located south-east of St. Quentin, which matches with Fay-le-Noyer! But the reverses were helpful... Great work, Dave!
  3. If the Rufname of "Julius" is correct, then the first one should be: Winkelsesser, Julius Emil Theodor, *27.2.1880 in Detmold, Landrichter ebenda; Hptm.d.L. II, Regts.-Adj., LIR 15. He was awarded the Lippe-Detmold Kriegsehrenkreuz für heldenmütige Tat (LKEK) on 26.4.1917. He had earlier received the Lippe-Detmold Kriegsverdienstkreuz (LK) on 14.4.1915. He would later receive the Fürstlich Lippisches Hausorden des Ehrenkreuzes 4. Klasse, 1. Abteilung, mit Schwertern (LDH4aX) on 12.10.1918. He also received the Kreuz für treue Dienste (SLK) from Schaumburg-Lippe on 3.5.1916. The only other Julius to receive the LKEK before Winter 1917/18 was Julius Schönian, but he was an active Major. Regarding the number of awards, the numbering of the receipts for the LKEK runs to 740, but there were 2 repeated numbers, so there were 742 total award receipts.
  4. One was gazetted in the Militär-Wochenblatt on 27 November 1917: The other was gazetted on 3 September 1918: There was often a gap of one to two months between the date of the award and the date of publication.
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  6. Simon - There were 12 different type 30 bayonet manufacturers and in "my book" about 6 major variants, however ... you can find 30 variations if you go by Raymond Labar's superb book (Bayonets of Japan), which is probably THE book to own if you ever get into collecting them seriously. The curved quillion is actually pre WW2 (1930s) manufacture. During the war, they went to straight ....and as the war progressed, more corners were cut with respect to handle shape, blade quality, screws used, etc... I like to collect sample small arms pieces of Imperial Japan, and since I had a few of these , I wanted a way to easily display them on the wall. Thanks for the note! Dan
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  8. Don't know anything about the medal, but the ribbon strongly resembles the Crimea Medals of 1855(?).
  9. Uwe and Peter, thank you for your comments, and sorry for this late reply. Uwe, after having spent some time on the net I understand that these "Siegespfennig" would be private purchases to commemorate a certain event, and should not be confused with miniature medals although they have the size and appereance as such, is this correct. Or would they be worn together with other miniature decorations? Lars
  10. Hi again Dave Does it exist approximate dates when these two different Lt dR Hübner received the Hohenzollern award ? I have some clues/ideas when Walter might have received his award. Gunnar
  11. I'm looking at one of these and wondering buy it or not is ww1 example with sword device ! Is $200 too much ?
  12. Thanks Dave, I would imagine they were quite testing times for the Police! Simon
  13. Recently found this Website dedicated to the Frontiersmen, worth look if you have the time. Best regards Simon
  14. Zook. Nice display, have only ever owned one Arisaka bayonet and that had been played with by a young lad who had painted the scabbard gold! Managed to remove the paint and traded it years ago for something else I wanted. Do you collect from different Manufacturers? I also thought that they all had the curved quillion but see from your display that most are straight, was this a late War practice or a different Model? Sorry for all the questions. Simon
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  16. Hello - fellow forum guys .... well, I'll add some noise to the dormancy .... I recently contacted a collector/woodworker named Skip Greenwade (he has a nice website) and provided a rough sketch of an Arisaka bayonet display stand. He crafted this in about 2 weeks. This photo is just before I mounted it to the wall. The felt is khaki colored and the slots are magnetic, so the bayonets remain in place rather security! I am very pleased with this work and his price is tremendously reasonable. Just sharing I am very pleased with the outcome. Dan
  17. That's a shame - a different continent no less. That settles that! Still I wonder if there is a family connection? I'd be surprised if Frantisek is a name used that much - so perhaps it was a Grandfathers name,or similar, then used by cousins or related family.... either way - doesn't help find your man. A final thought. In 35's region there were a couple or so Divisional/Brigade HQ (post 1968 ). They may have been there earlier. I don't know anything about recruitment for General Staff or their records. But. If your man had the means to emigrate to America then possibly he had status/high rank while serving? Dont know where you'd start but maybe it's a possibility. best of luck Tony
  18. Wonderful, if you ever find out if he wishes to sell, please let me know...again many thanks, Paul
  19. Hi Paul, with the kind permission of Seebatailloner from SDA, owner from this photo is Haymo Wimmershof Kind regards Andreas
  20. Had trouble sizing photos appears to be bronze and sillver on the faces. Named Dubois on face.
  21. Hi, a group of the members are watching the female mud wrestling world cup, but will hopefully be back as soon as Yemen wins..... :-)
  22. Indeed, I think as the war progressed men in uniform began to calculate the odds and made their peace with them...
  23. I agree, here it is very still .. It is a great happiness when someone comments something .. Lambert
  24. Man, it's a ghost town in here.....
  25. Arrived on time today,this will now complete my small Lotta Svard collection. Dave
  26. For about 50 odd years I had this medal in a box with some more medals and I am trying to find out some information about it . I know that Toulon was a Marine Garrison town , the Fachida incident was in East Africa 1898 I believe Captain Merchant connected to the campaign was a Marine in Toulon, it resulted in about 700 killed or injured. I have been searching to find anything about the award but to no avail like who it was awarded to and the significant of toulon . thanks for any information. Could it be just a commemorative piece and of no value as a medal?
  27. IMHO the EK2 is original, very likely like Dansson said, a Deumer piece, produced in the late 20ies/early 30ies. These sometimes you can find in pretty pristine conditions. I got a group of a officer and WWI veteran that had 2 EK1 1914... one was heavily worn on the field and the other one it was mint like the one you have on this bar. I don't like the BMVK1X either... these are easily upgraded by skilled collectors/dealers who have professional skills in gilding process and also in enamel repairs (I know a Bavarian collector/dealer who did it...). I would stick with textbook BMVK1, early types, 3 pieces medallion with gold L cyphers. Not all the Bavarian BMVK producers, produced the 1st class cross for instance...
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