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  1. As to my original question: regimental uniform for generals was without the extra buttons worn on the general's blue uniform. Certainly the buttons were the same for field gray as for any other officer.
  2. I make the Red Eagle without swords only because it's not distinct enough with the resolution I'm able to get on enlargement.
  3. The first medal has no clasp. Any guesses that it's not the 2nd India General Service medal? I make the order: 1. Maybe India General Service? No clasp in photo 2. Crimea with Sebastapol clasp 3. China with Pekin and Taku Forts clasps 4. India Mutiny medal with Lucknow and Relief of Lucknow clasps 5. Ashanti medal Coomassie clasp 6. South Africa medal 1879 clasp 7. Egypt medal with Alexandria 11 July clasp 8. Victoria 50th Jubilee medal 9. Kehdive star 10. Turkish Crimean war medal The French Legion of Honor and Turkish Medidjie medal 5th class mounted above and over the Khedive Star and Turkish Crimea medals, which to my eye, is a very attractive complication and solution for an otherwise unwieldy long bar.
  4. Mike: Thanks! This is a help. It doesn't conform exactly to the bar shown above (e.g., no Canada General Service for the Fenien Raid expedition), but both miniature bars together help confirm pretty much all the ones shown in the photo. I may be wrong about the Canadian medal; it wasn't awarded until 1899 and may not have been included in this bar. The photo, as far as I know, isn't dated. NOTE: The picture is probably circa 1895, which explains the missing Canada medal.
  5. Last medal is the Turkish Crimea medal, following the Legion of Honor and the Medjidie?
  6. Thank you! Can you tell if it's with or without swords?
  7. Can anyone tell what the bottom order breast star is? Looks like a Prussian Black or Red Eagle to me.
  8. Here is a display of his medals: What is the first one? His first posting was to Burma. This doesn't look like anything awarded for that (not sure anything was); is it the 1854 India General Service medal?: http://thisisalix.blogspot.com/2012/11/curators-national-army-museum.html
  9. Do you have the URL for this? I have read several online and print bios and can guess at some of his medals but not all. The Wikipedia bio has a summary that allows guesses for the medals but it's not clear how these are presented on the bar in the photo. I was hoping someone had particular knowledge of this medal bar in the photo. The first medal is difficult to see.
  10. Would this be better placed in the Third Reich forum?
  11. Claudius suggests: "Hello; If you look closer, I think you will see that #2 is actually the Braunschweig Kriegsverdienstkreuz fur kombattanten. In that light, the precedence rules are properly followed. " I agree the Braunschweig medal conforms to the photo appearance but the 1915 Order of precedence would allow the #2 placement only if the officer wore a non-Prussian cockade. Mackensen was in Prussian service so wouldn't this violate the precedence? By the 1915 regulations that Braunschweig medal would go after the Centenary medal. If I make the wartime medal bar, even though I can't find a photo, I'd do this: 1.1870 EK2/ 2. 25 yr Long Service/ (alternatively, the 1916 War Service cross would also work); 3.1870-71 medal with clasps/ 4.Jerusalem medal/ 5. Centenary medal
  12. I know the Kaiser was, at one time, hot de trot for this decoration. I remember reading somewhere that he insisted on its wearing by many officers to whom it had been awarded. Still an odd medal to choose. Your suggestion about the #2 medal may be correct; can't tell from the photos I see.
  13. I enlarged this one and it looks like: EK2/War Service Cross/ ? / 1870-71 medal with many clasps/ Turkish Osmanie ?/ Centenary Depending on what the 3rd place medal is, it's still an odd display because of the next to last medal.
  14. Thank you. It's still a very odd assortment of medals, considering what he could have chosen to wear. And how did he get the Southwest Africa gong? Accompanying the Kaiser as ADC? Isn't that medal often smaller? Could this be a Mecklenburg Military Cross of Merit? Also a strange choice to wear in preference to others he was entitled to.
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