Glenn J

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  1. 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
  2. Hi Chris, no, that was Anton Ritter von Staubwasser. Regards Glenn
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Hi Simon, indeed he is; Oberst Konrad Kronberger, commanding 11. Infanterie-Regiment von der Tann around 1901. Regards Glenn
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. I think you mixed up the place names? Besztercebánya = Banská Bystrica = Neusohl. FJB 21 was at Besztercebánya in 1868. The commander was Oberstlieutenant Ferdinand Ritter von Perger (1823-1890) Regards Glenn
  11. Roman, his biography from the Offizier-Stammliste of 1. GRzF plus his portrait. Regards Glenn
  12. Paul, he was commissioned into Train-Bataillon Nr. 4 as a Leutnant der Reserve with a Patent of seniority of 22.4.12. Regards Glenn
  13. The Generaladjutant is Feldmarschalleutnant Zdenko Prinz von Lobkowitz, Herzog zu Raudnitz. Regards Glenn
  14. Hermann, he is wearing a Prussian general officers' Überrock with the epaulettes removed. Regards Glenn