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  1. Lieutenant Heinrich Friedrich Alfred Schulze, Born 17 Nov 1889, Kassel, Hessen. It appears he was an He was ordonnanz officer (Originally Train?) to the commander of army division "Scholtz" on the eastern front, his task as I understand it was to assist the group commander in all manner of tasks from liaison to being the commander’s eyes on the ground... then in 1918 while serving in the Ukraine he transferred to the Geheime Feldpolizei, which was largely responsible for counter espionage against the Red Army in the Poltava area He was awarded both the Iron Cross 1st (signed by Graf von Schwerin) and 2nd class (documents attached) I have also read an excellent book "Bolsheviks in the Ukraine" by Adams and here https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geheime_Feldpolizei_(Erster_Weltkrieg) Questions; 1) Is there any evidence that "ordonnanz officer" or "Orderly Officer" would be involved as an Intelligence officer or was an Intelligence officer ? 2) Is there any good English language books or articles on the "Geheime Feldpolizei" generally and more specifically in the Ukraine 3) Welcome any thoughts and suggestions on research avenues 4) Is the EK1 signed by this person https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detlof_von_Schwerin 5) Has anyone any further information of Herr Schulze Thanks, Paul
  2. Nice picture that hopefully will come my way The IWM has an oral history as follows; EEL 1 Recollections of service as officer with 36th Prussian Div in Ypres area, Belgium, 8/1917-9/1917: situation; conditions of service; battalion relief system; counter-attack following attack of 51st Div 20/9/1917; reaction to kilted soldiers; comparison of attitude of British and French wounded POWs. Recollections of German offensive in St Quentin sector,Somme area, France, 21/3/1918-28/3/1918: arrival of divisions from Eastern Front; prior training and state of morale, 1/1918; move into line in St Quentin area, 2/1918; capture of British POW from 36th Div whilst patrolling in No Man's Land; final preparations and state of morale, 20/3/1918; preliminary bombardment; attack in severe fog across No Man's Land and story of capturing British artillery battery from rear; ground attack from British aircraft; British POWs; breakthrough and question of cavalry exploitation; Recollections of operations, 4/1918-8/1918: move and subsequent offensive in Chemin des Dames sector, 4/1918-5/1918; question of state of civilian morale in Germany; failure of attack across River Marne effects of arrival of US troops, 7/1918; state of morale and effects of losses during retreat, 7/1918-8/1918; capture, 27/8/1918. Recollections of German offensive in St Quentin sector, 21/3/1918: final preparations and state of morale, 20/3/1918; attack in severe fog across No Man's Land and story of capturing British artillery battery from rear. Recollections of operations, 4/1918-8/1918: move and subsequent offensive in Chemin des Dames sector, 4/1918-5/1918; question of state of civilian morale in Germany; failure of attack across River Marne effects of arrival of US troops, 7/1918; state of morale and effects of losses during retreat, 7/1918-8/1918.
  3. Paul, this link is broken, would you have another...? thanks, Paul
  4. Gentleman many thanks for this
  5. Here is a small flag, car pennant about 18 inches x 12 Inches, in the style of a normal Reich flag but with a printed colonial eagle...thoughts
  6. Here is a recent pickup,direct from the family whether put together or not, (with a 1916 bayonet more likely)
  7. If this offends anyone please remove, this is what I concealed on the bayonet, which may indicated "Africa", does this help ?
  8. Have his first name as "Hugh", great group, thanks for showing
  9. Named to "Septimus Beevor", Electrical and automobile engineer and Inventor 1866: Septimus Felix Beevor was born in the last quarter of 1866 Marylebone, London. 1871: Septimus lived at 129 Harley Street, Marylebone London with his father Charles Beevor (Surgeon), mother Elizabeth (born Burell), three brothers two sisters and five servants. As a note, thier next door neighbor in nr. 131, retired Major General Henry Blois Turney (or Turner), Royal Engineers with family. In number 127 lived Vicar of St. Lawrence Jewry, Benjamin Morgan Cowie (1816-1900), with his family. 1872: Septimus's father Charles died in the first quarter of 1872. 1881: Septimus, still living with his mother, now a widow, at 129 Harley Street, with two of his brothers, two sisters and five servants. 1885: Septimus attended Cambridge University - From: Cambridge University Alumni, 1261-1900. Adm. (age 18) at TRINITY HALL, 1885. S. of Charles, Esq., F.R.C.S., of 129, Harley Street, London, W. [Schools, Harrow and Wellington.] Matric. Michs. 1885; B.A. 1888. Electrical and automobile engineer. Died Nov. 1, 1918. Brother of Henry M. (1876), etc. (Harrow School Registry.) 1890: He had a provisional patent proved May 31st 1890. "Improvements in electrical switches on apparatus for making and breaking electrical circuts. Septimus Felix Beevor, 433 Strand, London. 1891: In 1891, age 24 he still lived at 129 Harley street, with his mother, two siblings and five servants. He was now working as an Electrical Engineer. Septimus married Jane Stirling in the third quarter of 1891. 1899: Septimus was a member of Automobile Club of Great Britain and Ireland (Founded 1897 - Later Royal Automobile Club), and took part in the "House Dinner held on February 8th 1899" 1901: In the 1901 Census, Septimus Beevor was living at 25 Leinster Square, Paddington Parish with his wife Jane, their three children: Jean E. Beevor (Born 1893), Henry Stirling Beevor (July 25th 1894)* and Felix Victor Beevor (Born December 11th 1897)**. Also a servant (nurse) was living with the family. 1911: Septimus was single in 1911 (divorced?), living alone at 4n Hyde Park (unreadable). 1913: Septimus was mentioned in the "Installation News" of October 1913. He was apparently a member of the Batti-Wallahs Society, which is an association of marine electrical engineers. "The society was founded in 1906 by P&O Line electrical engineers, who provided navigational lighting for shipping passing through confined waters such as the Suez Canal. Membership was later extended to electrical engineers in the RN and merchant shipping lines. 'Batti- wallah' is derived from the Hindustani for 'lamp men'." Source: Navy News, October 2008. 1918: Septimus Felix Beevor living 10th Cambridge Terrace, Hyde Park, Middlesex, died November 1st 1918, 52 years old. He left behind his widow Jane Beevor, and 1631 Pounds 18s. 6d. Notes: Septimus's brother, Charles Edward Beevor (June 12, 1854- December 5, 1908) was an English neurologist and anatomist who described Beevor's sign, the Jaw jerk reflex, and the area of the brain supplied by the anterior choroidal artery. He also coined Beevor's axiom that "the brain does not know muscles, only movements." * Henry S. Beevor served with the Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry as Private with the number 69. He was commisioned 2nd Lieutenant into the Royal Munster Fusiliers, and is entitled to a 15-Star trio. ** Felix Victor Beevor was killed in action 18 years old during The Battle of Bazentin Ridge, July 15th 1916, 5th Battalion (attached to 1st Battalion) Middlesex Regiment. He is remembered on the Loos Memorial. Sadly his duties as a special are not available nor the means of his death, as ever always welcome more information
  10. Nice tunic, dated 1879, original white belt with blue cloth backing