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  1. turtle

    WWI Medal Group & War Chronicle

    I got this small french WWI group and tried to research it a bit, but was so far unable to find the right guy. I used these two websites: http://www.culture.fr/Genealogie/Grand-Memorial https://grandeguerre.icrc.org/ Would be glad if someone could help me out.
  2. This is my first british WWI medal group. The medals belonged to a Private G. M. Rawbone serving in the 12th South African Infantry (I presume). The Victory Medal has a multilingual inscription. Could a fellow member provide me with more information about his service? Thanks in advance!!
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    WWI Medal Group & War Chronicle

    Anybody any further information regarding this soldier?
  4. Nikolaus Spanier served fromt 1914 - 1919 earning both Iron Crosses and the Baltenkreuz. He was a schoolteacher in civilian life. During WWII he served Feb. till May. 1942 at Stalag VI/C https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stalag_VI-C
  5. The issue of captured firearms of all kind to german soldiers durig WWII is a really interesting topic, in my opinion! This guy was a veteran of the Battle of Tannenberg and served as a CO or XO at Oflag 2C. Some more information: http://gmic.co.uk/topic/59526-rittmeister-later-major-johann-heinrich-reschke/?tab=comments#comment-557463
  6. What´s also interesting about these POW-Guards Wehrpässe or Soldbücher, in many cases these guys were trained on a lot of captured firearms. This guy guarding the Oflag VII-A in Murnau ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oflag_VII-A_Murnau ) was trained on the belgian version of the BAR!!
  7. Here´s a picture of a catholic priest being decorated during the the medal parade at PRT Kunduz in november 2008.
  8. turtle

    At Last! An EK to the Field Clergy!

    Very interesting grouping! So far I´ve only seen clergymen with non-combatant Hindenburg Crosses!
  9. Nice set, I especially like the citation for the august 1975 forest fire commemorative medal! Did you also get bis Bundeswehr Wehrpass?
  10. Interesting Militärpaß, at first he served as a non-combatant with a construction unit from august 1915 till march 1916. He was then posted to a basic training unit and served with an infantry regiment on the eastern front afterwards. He was awarded the Iron Cross 2nd Class on 23.07.1918!
  11. The medal bar is impressive. especially with this background story!
  12. Hello! I think I saved the Pictures from the Internet, back then! I´ll check on the weekend an then could email you the pictures of the probably missing documents!
  13. Very nice lot, I´ve seen it before on the internet. There were, among other papers, promotion documents from his police service and a citation for the 1936 Olympics Rememberance Medal. Do you also have this files?
  14. In the first picture are the awards of one of my great-grandfathers. The 4 place medal bar with all the commemorative medals is just like the bar my other great-grandfather owned, the original unfortunately got lost.
  15. It could be a Reichsrevolver 83. As far as I know, the holster is for the Reichsrevolver 83, it´s the version with the small front pouch for 12 rounds extra ammunition.
  16. This is really a very beautiful and impresssive medal bar, especially with this great background story!!!
  17. I have this small Defence Medal Set and would like to know, if it´s possible to determine the occupation (e.g. fire brigade, Home Guard ...) for which the recipient received his Defence Medal? The medal was awarded to an Mr W. T. Jeffree from Kilivose Camborne in Cornwall. By Google I was able to find a William Thomas Jeffree Born in 1909 from Camborne, but I don´t know if that´s my recipient?!
  18. Thanks for looking him up! I know it was a long shot, trying to find something about the guy.
  19. Thanks for the input so far!! The return address on the reverse of the box is the "Director of Navy Accounts, Branch 3B D Block Foxhill Hutments, Bath, Sommerset". Could this point to Coast Guard Service? I would be glad, if somebody with an ancestry.uk access could maybe look him up?
  20. In the 2nd one under Strafen they have something new for the 27.1.18 and 21.3 18... Did they then cancel it all? Yes, he was pardoned by a decree of the emperor (given on the emperor´s birthday), which was confirmed by the court on the 21.03.1918. Most probably many soldiers punished for minor infractions were pardoned on this occasion!?
  21. I don´t know, if they received the new version for free or if they had to buy the medal.
  22. In 1910 he would´ve been awarded the brooch version, the medal version of the 2nd class was only introduced in july 1913.
  23. I think it´s time to get some prussians into the game! Landwehr Dienstauszeichnung I. Klasse Landwehr Dienstauszeichnung II. Klasse