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  3. Good evening Gentlemen, I got this photo today. It was taken by J. Jacklett of Aldershot in the second half of the 1870s (I presume, as the studio opened 1875 and the design on the reverse looks 1870s-ish). I have absolutely no knowledge of British uniforms (at all) but it does bear resemblances to German cavalry uniforms, so maybe this soldier belonged to a British one. But which? And is this a lanyard for marksmanship? Could you please help identify the unit? Thank you! GreyC
  4. BJOW, Many thanks for the information. Regards Peter
  5. Hello As I have mentioned on another post I have been going through my collection and trying to sort it out and thought I would share some of the groups I have I know they are nothing special, but though would be nice to share (BWM, VM, GSM) - Hooper. G.W., Pte, 200976, R.A.M.C., Iraq (1914/15, BWM, ISM) - Windle. W.H., A/Cpl, 2241, R.A.M.C. (1914/15, BWM, VM, LSGC) - Anderson. J., Sgt, 25515, R.E (1914/15, BWM, VM, ISM) - Reed. J.B., Cpl, 30754, R.E. (BWM, VM, ISM, SCPM) - Clarke. W.F., Pte, 27483, South Wales Borderers (1914/15, BWM, VM, IGSM) - Morley. H.H., Cpl, 8935, Somerset Light Infantry, Afghanistan 1919 (BWM, VM, TWM) - Kitt. W.H. - Gnr, 128311, R.A. (1914/15, VM, ISM, SWB) - King. Gnr, 32520, R.A. Regards Caz
  6. Hello Mike thanks for the link will have a look kind regrds Caz
  7. Hi Caz..... Nice start to a collection of QSA's....... If you are really interested in the Boer War I suggest you have a look at this forum..... Mike
  8. Hello was going through and sorting out my medals and wanted to post my small collection of Victorian era medals Group: Berry. F., Pte, 124, R.A.M.C. (3 x Bars) also died of pneumonia (25.11.1918) QSA: Mains. W., Pte, 2913, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 1st Battalion, (6 x Bars) Shelton. G.M., Pte, 8968, Royal Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion, (4 x Bars) Nerthercott. W., Pte, 3913, Grenadier Guards, 3rd Battalion KSA: Chandler. T., Pte, 6805, Grenadier Guards, 3rd Battalion KS: Adler. C, Pte, 1586, Royal Sussex Regiment, 2nd Battalion regards Caz
  9. Hi, I'm interested in the source, where is written "Strich-Dauerfeuer"; I have never heard that or read. I agree with The Prussian. It could be meant as "Deckungsfeuer" > covering fire. Uwe
  10. Hi Gents, very nice pieces. Igor. do there exist award rolls from all ever awarded crosses? I am looking for a prussian recipient from 1870 / 71. Kind regards Andreas
  11. This cross was for sell in Russia few years ego
  12. This is amazing. The research and info available on those pieces are astonishing.
  13. Hello, This is an interesting front line award. it is also a little illustration of the subject covered in the thread "Paperwork discrepancies". Please, meet Guards Master Sergeant MISHKIN NILKOLAJ EMILYANOVICH, Ukrainian born 1922 in the village Pokrovsky of Artemovsk district, Stalingrad region. VKP(b) member since April 1943, secondary school, in service 1940-1945. Service position: 1 Gu. Mechanised Red Banner Brigade, Head of Radio Station. He was working in a coal mining enterprise as head of electricians team after the war (April 1946). Lived in the town Lisichansk. So in the award register card written in in 1946 at the local Military commissariate he is called a "head of radio station". Do you have mental picture what he did? Well, lets see. The citation will help (Red Star # 293568 awarded 14.10.1943). It is written closer to the events and by the people actually involved (in this case). MISHKIN's position is described as "Car Commander of Reconnaissance Company 1 Gu. Mechanised Brigade". It is somewhat different to "head of radio station". RS 293568 citation: "During liberation of town Druzhkovka, comrade Mishkin's crew rushed into town centre and discovered 3 enemy firing position, two of which were destroyed and 10 hitlerites killed by his machine-gun fire. The left tire was hit by fire. Despite the damage, the vehicles was safely evacuated from the battle field. During liberation of town Nikolaevka comrade MISHKIN's crew was ordered to rush into Nikolaevka and draw enemy fire for revealing enemy positions. The crew reached Nikolaevka and was subjected to enemy artillery, mortar and tank fire. Despite the hail of enemy fire, comrade MISHKIN after 30 minutes long barrage returned to the company position with valuable documents." Here are Druzhkovka and Nikolaevka marked on German map of 1941. to be continued...
  14. Here's one more, I saw it in an ad a year or two ago, if I remember well asking price was around 400 euros. #52691 Peša Andrejević (Пеша Андрејевић) Šumadija Corps (Шумадијски корпус) II Division (II дивизија) Smederevo Brigade (Смедеревска бригада) Volunteer Regiment (Добровољачки пук)
  15. Thank you for the info Chris, very interesting!
  16. I haven't really thought about this to be honest. Now I'm wondering the same thing. I will try to do some research on this matter and hopefully find some answers and post them here.
  17. Hi, the one on the left is an ultra rare item (I know, a term used very often in the hobby), it is the Officers Ring for Bavarian Leib Regiment, for 24 Months in the front line. The second is a Leib Regt commercial Ring for soldiers serving/or who had served in the regt and the one on the right is the Other ranks ring for 24 Months on the front. The officers ring is not pictured in this article, but here is an article about the Leiberring... Thanks :-) Yeah, I tried a few possibilities, but rings are very hard to display indeed.... they look like nothing... or like very little.... it is only by displaying them like this that someone looking at them thinks "well, they must be something special if displayed like that!"
  18. What an amazing find! Thank you very much for the images! If I'm not mistaken Stevan Janković and Petar Đojić were members of the same unit - II Artillery Regiment, Kragujevac Brigade, II Division, Šumadija Corps.
  19. We have to check the regulations but I don't remember bumping upon cufflinks in the rules. Here's what's puzzling me, to my understanding cufflinks are to be worn on "French cuffs" but I think shirts used by the military personal have "barrel cuffs". Are they maybe for "civilian" use or am I missing something?
  20. Well worth the effort to display them in this fashion. They have some substance now and take up the space they deserve. Right good choice of pictures as well. Nice one.
  21. Roll from this book
  22. Yes, that's it. I'll try to run it through the FineReader and write down all the names.
  23. 150 names I have cross of Stevan Jankovic
  24. Very nice display sir! What are those rings for?
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