Glenn J

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  1. Hello Marcin, from the Offizier-Stammliste of Leib-Grenadier-Regiment Nr. 8. Regards Glenn
  2. Chris, generally speaking, the infantry of all contingents wore black waistbelts. There were some exceptions: the grenadier battalions of the guards infantry and line grenadier regiments wore white. Prussian and Saxon machine gun detachments wore brown waist belts, the Bavarians black. Jäger battalions wore black. The mounted arms were a bit more varied according to contingent but apart from the Jäger-Regimenter zu Pferde which wore brown, would wear white or black. Regards Glenn
  3. That is absolutely not the case. Certainly before the turn of the century most officers posted to train formations were former cavalry and artillery officers and in fact the original commanders of Train-Bataillonen were field artillery officers. However just a quick glance at the 1914 "Vollständige Dienstaltersliste" shows that all Train Oberleunants (with one single exception) and Leutnants were directly commissioned into the Train branch as indeed were the majority of the Rittmeister. Regards Glenn
  4. Gordon, this from the Offizier-Stammliste of Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 68. I assume you are OK with the German language. Regards Glenn
  5. Andy, a little earlier. From a Ruhl booklet, this gives the situation in 1906. Regards Glenn
  6. The gentleman is Generalleutnant Eginard Eschborn, long-time commander in WW1 of Dragoner-Regiment Nr. 21. I don't immediately recognise the cross but here is a close up. Regards Glenn
  7. Hi Chris, yes, he did have a BMVO. In fact in the photograph he is wearing both the BMV2 and BMV2X plus the BMVO. Regards Glenn
  8. Hi Chris, no, that was Anton Ritter von Staubwasser. Regards Glenn
  9. Chris, Sandro, I don't believe this is the case. He does not look like General Lang and in any case Eduard Lang did not have a peace time award of a A-H Franz Josef Order Knight. In my opinion, it is Generalleutnant Ludwig Moser. General Moser had already retired before WW1 as a Generalmajor z.D. but saw service during the war, where he was awarded his second Bavarian Military Merit Order Commander's cross, this time with swords and the two classes of the Prussian Iron Cross, Clearly seen in this photo is the breast star of the Italian Order of the Crown which with hostilities long past, Herr General thought it ok to wear once again! Regards Glenn
  10. Simon, I am well thank you and hope the same with you! Yes, a Franco-German war veteran. He was awarded the Knight's cross 2nd class of the Bavarian Military Merit Order as an Unterlieutenant in 14. Infanterie-Regiment for his conduct at Sedan. Regards Glenn
  11. Hi Simon, indeed he is; Oberst Konrad Kronberger, commanding 11. Infanterie-Regiment von der Tann around 1901. Regards Glenn
  12. Just found this at § 88, sub para 1 of the same regulations: Following demobilization, the Soldbücher of those in receipt of monthly salaries (Gehaltsempfänger), i.e. officers, the pay books were to be closed down and returned to the corps intendance branch, stored for a time determined by regulations and then destroyed. Although I don't have a copy to hand of the peacetime pay regulations, one can probably extrapolate that the same thing happened when an officer retired or died in service. Regards Glenn
  13. Chaps, I am no expert on Soldbücher but I can draw your attention to the paragraph in the "Kriegs-Besoldungs-Vorschrift" of 1914. § 55. Soldbücher, sub para 1 states that All officers, officials and soldiers received a Soldbuch on entering a wartime unit if this had not already happened in peacetime. Regards Glenn
  14. Claudio, as Paul states, General Wallenberg was a Prussian and this bar is clearly also Prussian (although not General Wallenberg's). The nearest match that I can find is Hauptmann (later Oberstleutnant) Walter v. Rohrscheidt who was serving in the Prussian War Ministry at the beginning of the war and later with Infanterie-Regiment 329. His known awards were: RAO4, BMV4XKr, SA3aX, WK3X, ÖEK3K, ÖM3K. Regards Glenn
  15. Andy, I'm not sure his attachment to the Seminar for oriental languages is of any significance. He attended the seminar prior to a planned transfer to the Schutztruppen für Kamerun. It would appear that this never happened as both his transfer and posting back to Grenadier-Regiment Nr. 5 are published in the Militär-Wochenblatt by 3rd August 1914. Regards Glenn