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  1. Recently picked up a single British War Medal to 4251 A/Sgt Frederick Sullivan, 19th Battalion AIF (10th Reinforcement), Killed in Action 3 May 1917 DCM (recommended for the Victoria Cross) Enlisted 7 December 1915. Lived 339 Alfred Street, North Sydney, New South Wales Served with the 19th Battalion AIF (10th Reinforcement), Killed in Action 3 May 1917, Distinguished Conduct Medal 'For conspicuous gallantry during operations. He went out and found a wounded soldier(Mackey) about 40 yards from the enemy's trenches. He then returned for a volunteer, and with Private Weaver went back to the wounded sergeant. Finally they returned for a stretcher, went out again, and brought him in. They were sniped at the whole time.' Private Weaver mentioned in the Citation {4294 Frederick Steene Weaver KIA 12-11-1916) was also recommended for the VC and ended up with the DCM, 3543 Pte S.C. Mackey 8th Battalion. AIF. MM .. Severely wounded 18-8-1916,the only one of the 3 to make it Home Sullivan was born Dover, New Romney, Kent, England, His Father was Jeremiah Sullivan, who was a serving soldier in the Royal Artillery his mother was Mary Shay (from Ireland) his full name was James Frederick H Sullivan he was born in Dover Kent in 1883/4 When he was seven (1891) he had moved to Portsmouth, the father was not in the picture (yet to establish why) It appears he joined the merchant navy at some point..certainly from 1909 and I have him on various ships as a steward up to his enlistment, He was one of 60 recommended for the Victoria Cross Has anyone come across any other items belonging to Sullivan or a photograph...would welcome a heads up. thanks for looking, P
  2. Thank you Simon, would you have any photographs of the good Colonel
  3. If anyone could add to this most excellent research by Rick & Glenn I would welcome it..as ever many thanks, Paul
  4. Glenn, been after this for years....really really appreciate this...
  5. I am trying to ascertain the forenames and medal entitlement to Oberst Niemoller also confirm war time service Leutnant 14.01.93 Oberleutnant 16.01.01 Qq Hauptmann 10.09.08 O4o Major 18.04.15 Ww charakterisiert Oberstleutnant aD, alive in 1926 to Oberst Niemöller , Infantry Regiment 69 in 1914 Joined the German army 19 September 1891 and transferred to the Marines 2 July 1900. Presumably back to the army when promoted to Captain in 1908 (still Marines in the Navy 1908 Rank List as Oberleutnant) Leutnant 14.01.93, Oberleutnant 16.01.01, Hauptmann 10.09.08, Major 18.04.15, Charakterisiert Oberstleutnant aD, alive in 1926 1900: II. Replacement Sea Battalion, Wilhelmshaven (steel medal for waving bye bye to China expedition), 1902: detached from II. Sea Battalion to Ships' Boys Division, 1905: II. Sea Battalion, 1906: III. Sea Battalion with the East Asian Occupation forces, Tsingtau, 1907: still on duty with III. Sea Battalion in Tsingtau, China, 1908: same but back home with the Stamm III. S.B, 1909-13: commander 3rd Company Infantry Regiment 69, 1914: as mentioned above. Final WW1 wartime position: Commander of Infantry Regiment 347 in 87th Infantry Division. Any photos or biographical details gratefully received .
  6. Nice group to a Gefreiter in 3rd Marine Brigade Lowenfeld, welcome your thoughts
  7. Nice group to Franz Langheinz Leutnant Grenadier-Regiment 2, wounded and POW...awarded Hessian medal and EK2 & 1, if anyone has any further details on Herr Langheinz please let me know ? as ever many thanks, Paul
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    French Croix de Guerre WWI

    Name:Calvin S. Hildreth Birth Date:11 Apr 1896 Birth Place:Dalton, Massachusetts, USA Serial Number:41373 Residence Place:Hallowell Military Date:31 Mar 1919 Comments:Enl: RA Ft. Slocum, N. Y., June 1/17. Pvt; Pvt 1st cl Jan. 7/18. Org: Co D 48 Inf to Aug. 14/17; MG Co 2 Inf to disch. Eng: St Mihiel; Aisne-Marne; Meuse-Argonne; Defensive Sector. Received citation. Awarded French Croix de Guerre. Wounded in action: About Oct. 5/18. Overseas: Sept. 7/17 to Feb. 2/19. Hon disch on demob: Mar. 31, 1919.
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    French Croix de Guerre WWI

    Will post more later....but here is an interesting citation
  10. Great stuff as ever Dave, I appreciate you taking the time to clarify.....now I know you have a picture......
  11. can I also add this to the mix....without going against Ricks research...here is another.....Kerrsenbrock of the same regiment...could this also be "Anton"...???? given the date of 1915 on the binos https://www.trinity.ox.ac.uk/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/TrinityReport_WEB.pdf
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