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  1. And safe hands....interesting Russian connection?
  2. My thanks to Chris to allow me to be the next custodian as well as his excellent article here http://gmic.co.uk/topic/69807-a-dramatic-group-to-an-intel-officer/ to follow on from Chris's research; WW1 Pair to Private 236905 C.F. Juulman Royal Engineers, Later Captain Karl Ferdinand (known as Carl Ferdinand) Carl Juulman, Served with the Royal Engineers, Signal Service in France and then with the 45th Bn Royal Fusiliers for Russia as an Interpreter. Great war pair to Private 236905 C.F. Juulman Royal Engineers. His Medal Index Card has him moving to the Royal Fusiliers as GS/128838, Private, City of London Regiment (The regimental number is consistent with the 45th battalion in Russia) in France. Prior to Russia he served with the Royal Engineers Wireless Depot as Sapper 236905 and later in G.H.Q. Signals Company. R.E. Born in Russian, Estonia in 1885, (I have yet to find out his residence in the UK prior to enlisting (or when).However what I have is a rare group photo of "interpreters" "Draft 158" that came with the group, note the officer in the middle "H C Platts" Note; the MIC for Lt Harold Clayton Platts (centre of photo) has his only service as North Russia, winning the MC, with 385th Field Company R.E. This would have been a draft (158) of volunteers to serve in Russia. No note of his war service in France is recorded however the medal roll has him as a signaller working in GHQ in France; as such he would have made some contact with many British army intelligence officers. In 1920 we have an Estonian registration card as well as his Naturalization details noted in the London Gazette December 1923 "Juulmann, Karl Ferdinand (known as Karl Ferdinand Juulman); Estonia; Attached to Intelligence Department, British Army on the Rhine; Intelligence Office, Cologne, British Army of the Rhine. 13 November, 1923" The head of which was Colonel Thomas Henry Kendrick SIS/Mi6. In 1931 he lived in Hornsey then to 8 Cholmeley Park London, N.6 until 1934 In 1934 we find him living in Berlin as Charles Juulman, address 30, Bamberger Str. 15, B 6 Cornelius 02 91 Berlin until 1938 (conjecture but it could be he worked with Frank Foley https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Foley) In 1939 again registered as Charles Juulman, working as an "Examiner" Passport Office British Embassy, Bern, Switzerland. Pass port offices were used as cover for SIS/Mi6. Carl was commissioned into the Intelligence Corps in 1940 and is noted in the MII9 and Combined Services Detailed Interrogation Centre (CSDIC) Archives as working at Latimer House http://amershamhistory.info/research/wars/latimer-house/ he is also identified in Helen Fry’s book on Kendrick “Spymaster: The secret life of Kendrick” To confirm his work and how close to Kendrick here is a photo of the SIS team working at CSDIC, Demobilised in 1945, Carl died in 1948 in London With so little information but with many clues it can be assumed that he was in England at the time of enlistment and although a "Foreigner" Russia was an ally, we also know that "Russians" were actively recruited into the British army especially the "Judeans" and "Zion Mule Corps", his language skills would have been used in "Signals intercepts" and we know that it was these language skills took him to Russia in 1919. We know he was naturalized in 1923 and working with British Intelligence in Cologne, the head of was Kendrick. We know he used the forename Charles and the he was in Berlin in the late 1930's and working in Passport control in Switzerland just before the war, his wartime service in CSDIC at Latimer house is also confirmed. So did he meet Kendrick in France in 1918, was he recruited into Mi6 before Russia or on his return or just an agent for them, was he taken on full time after naturalization in 1923 and then as part of the anti-communist/anti Nazi counter intelligence ? Was his work in Berlin and later in Bern part of Foley's and Kendrick's known activities in getting Jewish refugees out of Germany...and lastly was he involved in the interrogation of Hess. Welcome your thoughts
  3. Identify Unit on Helmet

    PS had a check of "O.H. Bones" in the World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 nothing found
  4. Identify Unit on Helmet

    Yes of course will do them later today
  5. Identify Unit on Helmet

    Love to know as well....Initials of his name?
  6. Love to see any photos....it was a "bring back"....you never know
  7. Help with ribbon

    Thanks for trying Hugh, got me stumped
  8. My thanks to Chris who has allowed me to be the next custodian of this tunic original details here http://gmic.co.uk/topic/41584-fantastic33-at-last33-my-cuff-rank-tunic/#comment-384558 William Arthur Burton OBE was born on April 27, 1882, in France. He had one son and one daughter with Jessica Bacon Krogstad between 1912 and 1914. He died on July 15, 1956, in Silverstone, Northamptonshire, at the age of 74. He enlisted in the militia (York and Lancaster regiment) in 1908 From August 1914 he was attached to the Ministry of Munitions in the USA... In 1916 he joined the Anglo-Russian Munitions committee... returned to the UK in May 1918 and released from the ministry of munitions. In June-July he was at Harrow doing an Intelligence officers Course until his deployment to France were he was desperately needed by GS (9) at HQ L of C (Lines of communication). He was a civil engineer, and munitions specialist. Fluent French, Italian, with smatterings of German and Russian. As a "Staff" member of the Intelligence Corps he would have worn "Green" gorgets which are missing (if anyone sees any please let me know)
  9. All kitted out, have decided to put a US "sam brown" as he spent most of the war in the US
  10. I guess this is the civilian version....?
  11. Infanterie-Regiment Markgraf Carl (7. Brandenburgisches) Nr. 60 hope you like it
  12. Same, but with eyes that go all around
  13. Another brave Gefreiter (Ober) this time with 2. Oberrheinische Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 99 and later in 1918, Mecklenburgisches Jäger-Bataillon Nr. 14, in 1924 he was serving with Reichswehr Infantry Regiments 6 I would assume with 14th Company which was formed from Grand Ducal Mecklenburg Jager Battalion No. 14, as ever welcome your thoughts, cheers, Paul
  14. Love to find a photo of Hauptmann d Landwehr Oscar Karl Wilhelm Gunther FAR 80 awarded for Cambrai 1918 or further details
  15. Here is a small group, welcome your thoughts, also any help with signatures and which (if correct) unit he won the EK1 with, as ever many thanks, Paul
  16. Cheers Dave, really appreciate this information, best regards, Paul
  17. Un-packing some of my collection, here is a set of documents to reserve Lieutenant of Reserve Infantry Regiment III/252, 76. Reserve-Division Kurt Wilhelm, later Battalion Adjutant Freikorps 2nd Landeschützen Brigade There are some documents relating to his one-year volunteer time. He saw action at Eastern and Western Front. According to a certificate of his Battalion commander he earned his EK1 "in a hail of bullets" . Since he was a native Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt he got the rare Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt Cross of Honour 3. Class with swords. (According to his Kriegsstammrolle). In December 1918 he entered the Freikorps 2nd Landeschützen-Brigade: http://www.axishistory.com/axis-nations/36-germany/germany-freikorps/2215-freiwilligen-landesschuetzenkorps He took part in the following operations: Border Protection (12/12/18-14/12/18) Occupation of Berlin (11/01/19-21/01/19) Occupation of Bremen (06/02/19-19/02/19) Occupation of Wilhelmshaven (20/02/19-24/02/19) Protection of Ruhr coal mines (25/02/19-27/02/19) 1st Occupation of Düsseldorf (28/02/19-11/03/19) 2nd Occupation of Berlin (12/03/19-21/03/19) 2nd Occupation of Düsseldorf (05/04/19-08/06/19) Rest in the area eastern Magdeburg (09/06/19-29/06/19) According to a certificate of his Freikorps Battalion commander he did a great service as Battalion adjutant during the riots in Berlin, Bremen, Wilhelmshaven, Düsseldorf and Essen. I am sure there must be a photograph or period newspaper cutting of this gallant soldier....if anyone has the 76. Reserve-Division (Chronik 1914/1918) - Der erste Weltkrieg could they check for Ltn Wilhelm?