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  1. This is one of the 1st Frackbars as i began to collect non combatant´s decorations of Imperial Germany. This beast is killing me. I did a lot of research about it but i cannot ID the wearer till today. I used Siekmann 17, Handbuch d. Deutschen Reiches 1918, the 1914 Ranklist and the Hof und Staatshandbuch 1918 and also the Intendanturliste 1929 Only a few persons had the LDA 1. Klasse of Bayern - but no one had this combination. What do we know about him? No Centenarmedal - so he began his career after 1897 (Did bavarians got the Centenarmedal??) He was a Bavarian higher official or military official, because he got the 1905 JM and the LDA 1 Bayern He did not stay in Bavaria (i think so), because he did not earn the Militärverdienstkreuz/Orden, the Heiliger Michael or the König Ludwig Kreuz (or may be he earned higher grades - Steckkreuze or Halsorden..) The bar was made in 1917 or later (VK für Kriegshilfe) the IC on non combatant ribbon was only awarded till 1921. He has the KO3 (Godet) and the RAO4 (Neuhaus & Sohn) so he must have been a member of the Rats or Direktorenklasse, a Landrat, major or a Regierungspräsident....... I don`t have the lippe rolls of the Kriegsverdienstkreuz am weissen Band. Seems that he died bevor 1935, because of the missing Hindycross (or he did not like it...) Now my question to all research gnomes - could you please help me or make a statement - what do you think about that bar?
  2. Hi Roman I don`t think he was a Lipper Junge - he is wearing his prussian awards first.
  3. may be a marine guy - a lots of them had the FAK II. and sometimes the 1st class
  4. A prussian member of the Rats or Direktorenklasse. I think there would be a chance to ID this guy with the HDR 1918 or the StHB 1918
  5. Nearly sure, that i got him. In the last 2 days , i`ve read the HDR 1918 3 times. My eyes are still burning. Simon, Königlich preussischer Geheimer Regierungs und Gewerberat bei der Regierung zu Düsseldorf Mitglied des Reichsgesundheitsamtes Eingesetzt bei der St. Ausstellung der Arbeiterwohlfart im Ressort des Reichswirtschaftsministeriums. EK2w RAO4 KO3 Bay. LDA1 Luitpoldmedaille Lippe KVK am weissen Band Only the war aid cross is missing. But it`s possible that he got it after the HDR 1918 was printed. the WAC was awarded till the mid of 1924. (~600000 awards) I think i could be very happy
  6. Somme 100 years ago

    The person on the right is Georg Utz. The peoples of his village said, that he must have been a good harp player. My father still has his harp standing in his house. The other two persons are friends of him. If i am right, the person in the middle is his best friend, who survived the war. The person on the left wears the IC ribbon and it seems, that he was Unteroffzier. I bought him some flowers for the graves of the "Unbekannter Soldat". (volksbund.de) Wuerttemberg had only good divisions... (Ludendorff). Furchtlos und Treu! Damn war, may be he shot your brothers and they shot him.. choose files... Click to choose files
  7. Somme 100 years ago

    Ruhet in Frieden RIP. In Erinnerung an Krgfw. /Musketier Georg Utz , RIR 121 - my great grandfathers brother Died on 1st of July 1916 by an MG bullet (head shot) at Beaumont / Somme Hope you died fast. Buried in a mass grave at the frontline. I still have some things and photos of him. http://www.denkmalprojekt.org/2009/vl_wuertt_rir_nr_121_11Komp_wk1.htm His best friend survived the war, he served in Pionierregiment 13 Ulm (Minenwerfer)
  8. turkish-militaria.com Mr Canbaz has a great collection. The sabers were given for war merit and imo the written date is correct. It looks like a turkish made one. I have 3 bars with a liakat on it. But ask our turkish member Demir. If i am right there are also fakes out there.
  9. Thanks. Yes, those NC ones are really nice.
  10. Here a few i found at the WAF again. 1st - a 4 place non combatant bar with silesian eagle (the silesian eagle was also awarded to non combatants) 2nd - a 5 place non combatant bar with RAO4 (i think he got it between 1914/18 because he put it bevor the war aid cross) the "green" decoration was missing - there are a lot of possibilities - swedish, persian, brunswick lifesafing and italian. I like the St. Lazarus so i added a knight. I think the decoration was Zurückgeliefert (retourniert) 3rd - a nice bar i traded with Komtur - he was a 1866 combatant and in his old life reactivated in 1914 - have a look at the RAO4 50 (now i have one more 14 NC bar and Komtur has another "Doc" bar) (i think he got the RAO40 50 at the end of his career) 4 th - a big bar i bought from Thies a few years ago. I think there was a KO4 - somebody added a COMedal and i think there could be a DA25 cross and no 15 years LSC. The rest looks not replaced. I tried to find a recipient but who was he? (May be the KO4 was also retourniert - because of its content of gold)
  11. I have some of them - i showed a few in the WAF over the last years.
  12. Got a new one today for my collection. It arrived safely from Israel. Thank you very very much to bryansk for that nice piece. The medal bar belonged to an unnamed wuerttemberg soldier (i couldn`t find a pic of him in my database .. ) He got the: IC 2nd class - the core looks like a piece made of Godet Berlin Wuerttemberg golden MMM - it is a so called weimar piece. These were made of gilded bronce. They have no Stempelschneider on it and Mr. Wilhelm has another look on it. He also has the (silbernes) Verdienstkreuz mit Schwerter. This one was made by the Stuttgart mint (all those pieces were not stamped) So earned it in the mid 1916 or later. Only ~ 2300 of them were awarded. The hindycross is stamped G 4 (unknown marker) At the end the 15 years LS Cross made of Tombak. He has the typical combination of an "Vizefeldwebel/etatmässiger Feldwebel or Offizier-Stellvertreter" , and he was still alive in the mid 1930s (hindy cross)
  13. Yes, i am happy, to have one more. In most times you find only gilded ones - bad times (Weimar, III.rd Reich, the first years after the war) - so many of the medals were sold or melted to made a piece of jewellery (Ehering....)
  14. Here the Vergleich: Zinser (?), Foehr and the Stuttgart Mint. (c) by Sabama SDA Here a detail photo in black-white Do you have a name? Nice Gelbfiassler bar.
  15. Hi i think it is not a prussian WAC - it could be a Bremen Hanseatic cross.
  16. Got this nice photo of the SMS Victoria Louise crew with a lots of medal bars on it. The person in the front middle - is it Admiral Franz Hipper? He has the russian St. Stanislaus and another order on his neck. What about that asian guy? Is that a chinese or japanese officer? The officer on the left wears the Order of the Double dragon (China) and i believe a belgian or france one.
  17. Kemmerich, Max kgl. preussischer Hauptmann a.D. Ersatzbat. d. 1 .Pionierbataillons Oberstleutnant Müller Karl, z.D. Marinestabsarzt Dr. Weber, Maximillian, Reservelazarett München Leutnant August Bärmann, Reserve der Infanterie Could anybody please be so kind and tell me, which decorations were listed for them? They were all bavarians (except Kemmerich) Thank you! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I think we got him - It could be Lt. Bärmann (later Theaterdirektor in Würzburg.
  18. The Deschler Ones are old modern copies! I hope you did not pay so much for them!
  19. As some of you know, i am collecting pics with recipients of the Iron Cross 1914 on combatant and non combatant ribbon. In the last weeks i could get some new stuff. If you are looking around you can find good pics and sometimes for less money. Now i need some input of Glenn, Andy and DD. Are the following persons to ID? Thanks. Pic 1 : datiert 20.7.1931 ... Rittmeister im 18. Reiterregiment the pic was made in Mettingen. I think the guy was stationed in Stuttgart or Esslingen. He wears the ribbon bar with IC, Hausorden Hohenzollern mit X, Hohenzollern Ehrenkreuz mit X, and i think the last to positions are saxony Pic 2: S.B. IR 362 1915 to an women Auguste Welter, i think it was his wife, so his name should be captain Welter - he has both IC and the hamburg/lübeck hanseatic crosses? Pic 3: ... Pic 4 : Bavarian General?? Tautphoeus? I cannot read his name on the backside Pic 5: One of my favourites with Clasp to the IC 1870 on combatant ribbon. Taken in 1918 in Poland, His name should be von Dembinska? Rittmeister Ulan Veteran 1870/71 on his bar: IC 1914 with clasp, 25 DA cross, Centenar and Kriegsdenkmünze 1870 für Kämpfer Pic 6: Delegierter der Kriegslazarette Franz von Obendorff? What is he? A major or is that the uniform of a official? Pic 7: Stabsarzt Dr. Neter, Dr. Eugen Neter was a famous jewish doctor - later some of his relatives died in the KL. - did he get more decorations than the IC? Pic 8: Kommandeur Oberst Koch ? I cannot read his name - Ldw. Inf. Rgt 40 on the neck the Zähringer Löwen Pic 9: A wuerttemberg military official? I think so.... No name, do you have some ideas? Pic 10: Stab RIR 91 Koblenz - who is that guy in front of the group? Is it the commandeur? What was his name? Thanks for help!
  20. Holy s.... - Glenn, that`s great ! Thanks. - I have made a lot of research about the Württemberg GMMM. The M 707 - 710 is top. In Württemberg we are always faster, than the other states The Datenschutzfristen (there are very strict laws) have ended in 110 years after the birth of the persons. We had luck, in 1944 as the allied bombing moved to Stuttgart, all of the data survived in a castle in Hohenlohe. Here are 2 more pics i can`t ID. The first one was written by a Regimentskommandeur - i cannot read his signature. The seconde one seems to be a Reuss NCO; he wears the rare Reuss Kriegsehrenkreuz. On the Back.... 1917.... Konrad.