Chris Boonzaier

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About Chris Boonzaier

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  • Birthday 01/11/69

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    The Imperial Iron Cross, WW1 research, The Boer war, The campaigns in South West and East Africa 1914-18...
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  1. If anyone can read the writing it's you :-) Here are some more examples...
  2. Thanks Uwe, I have seen about 4-5 over the years on ebay and the pile of blanks. On the first page of this thread there are more.....
  3. I know we have had it before.... but because its the 29th of march....
  4. That is a longer shot that that Mortar is capable of :-)
  5. Hi Tony, There are quite a few red lights on that one, the biggest one being I saw a shady dealer with about 10-15 blanks of this doc at a show ;-)
  6. A Bavarian collector gave me a bit more infromation... It seems this is a typical Fähnrich set up. The Jäger wore the green shoulder boards well into WW1, so this is the tunic as it would have been worn by a Fähnrich during the first couple of years of the war.
  7. Expensive Fake "Colonial"
  8. Indeed... i had not seen the Russian connection. Does Helen Fry's book have anything good on him? I thought she would mention him
  9. I am glad these landed up in the right hands... albeit on the wrong continent! :-)
  10. You can see the senior NCOs in this one wearing the same type of greatcoat....
  11. One of the interesting features... other than the Private piece is unit stamped, are the buttons on the front. Unlike the issue other ranks coat the buttons on the front are not functional. the functional buttons are hidden along the wearers right side.... The reason for this is (apparently) that many of the men wearing these were possible candidates for Lt d. Res.... which would have required them to buy an officers overcoat.... with this... if the NCO ever became an officer, the buttons in the middle were moved to the one side, and an extra row of buttons were added to the other side.... and there were no button holes down the middle to show it was once an coat for NCOs....
  12. This is an interesting Mantel, unfortunately to the 1st Jäger Battalion and not the 2nd, but you take what you get.....
  13. Hi, It is in my museum basement! :-)
  14. This tunic has been on ebay for some time... a nice 88. I.R. tunic... each time I look at the auction I wondered about the Jäger battalion stamps with Infantry collar and cuffs.... Then I looked at one of my 88. I.R. tunics... and saw it also started like with a different colored collar and cuff.... Mine has a number of stamps from Train Abteilungs ... It must have been a lot of work back then to turn them into Infantry Regiments.
  15. An interesting unit indeed!!! Nice doc.