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  1. 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
  2. Love to find a photo of Hauptmann d Landwehr Oscar Karl Wilhelm Gunther FAR 80 awarded for Cambrai 1918 or further details
  3. Cheers Dave, really appreciate this information, best regards, Paul
  4. 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
  5. 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?
  6. Yes just being lazy with my typing....good point
  7. Going through some passes I have found this....underlined....RIR 213 was with 89 infantry brigade which was part of 207 division, 5th Army...would he have been part of Sturmbattalion 5 ?
  8. I think we have a wound badge but is the red writing an award? cheers, Paul
  9. Thanks Guys, appreciate it, so just the wound badge....
  10. dante

    Freikorps EK2 ?

    While the excepted dates of WW1 have been either based on the armistice 1914-18 or the Allied victory medal 1914-19, what is the German view...did the war officially end in the east with the treaty of Brest-Litovsk or were these actions decreed an extension of WW1?
  11. forgot to mention this came from the same source but believed to be un-related
  12. Couple from my collection, sadly nothing written on the backs
  13. Further to my research, he left an oral history with the Imperial War Museum http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/80004177
  14. As ever welcome your thoughts, postcard, Militarpass and ID card, all from different people

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    Wanted pair of Friedens-uniform, Cuirassier Nr 5, epaulettes (NCO), white with pink piping yellow numbering for the attached tunic


  16. Originally posted in the Imperial section and thanks to Chris B,http://gmic.co.uk/forums/topic/65914-little-help-please-tamara-orden-rangliste-unit/ it appears Baron Walter Von Kutzchenbach served with Sonderverbande "Bergmann" he also married Olga, daughter of Feld marshal Paulus, it appears he was killed in action in 1944 (to be confirmed) I have found him in the book "Forgotten Legion", "Sonderverbande Bergmann", as Dr Oberlander's assistant (Sonderfuher) born in Tiblisi, spoke Caucasian and carried out selection of volunteers (noted as "Baron Walter Von Kutsenbach") Welcome your thoughts