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  • Birthday 26/06/1953

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  1. From what I have been able to determine he Commanded the following: October 1895 - Aug 1900 - Eisenbahn und Telegraph Regiment - Oberst Aug 1900 - April 1905 13 Infantry Brigade - Oberst and Generalmajor . He retired from servicer in November 1906. The 1916 was a typo by me....sorry.
  2. Sorry, but I am away from home at this time, but once I am back at home (Wednesday my time) I will search for the information. Regards, Ian
  3. URBAN Eduard (21 Oct 1847 - 18 May 1916) Generalmajor 01 Nov 1900 Feldmarschalleuntant 01 May 1905 Pension 1 Nov1916
  4. Hi, As best I can make out the medals are as follows: Order of the Iron Crown 3rd Class, Militar Verdienstkreuz on war ribbon, bronze Signum Laudis on red ribbon (peace time), General Service War medal, Officers Long Service Cross (probably 3rd class), Jubilee medal and Jubilee cross. There is no General Vrban in my copy of Antonio Schmidt-Brentano Austro-Hungarian Generals 1816-1918. Could he possibly be a Major? Regards, Ian
  5. I have had these two badges in my collection for sometime and I thought I would take the opportunity to share the photos, and ask if anyone else has similar badges in their collections? I would be particularly interested in any photographic evidence of these types of badges in wear. Photo 1 is a silver coloured telegraph line supervisor for the k.u.k. military post in Bosnia-Herzegovina oval badge and measures approx. 5cm in diameter. Photo 2 is of a silver coloured oval badge for the k.u.k. Railway post telegraph and telephone supervisor and is 5cm in diameter. Regards, Ian
  6. Alfred Herzog von Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha was the Regiment-Inhaber of Infantry Regiment 84 from 1894 until 1900. So my mystery Oberst was probably serving in IR 84 in 1899 when the medal was issued.
  7. Farkas, Many thanks for the reply. I am more convinced than ever that it is the said medal. Regards, Ian
  8. Could the medal mystery be the: Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha 'Medaille zur Erinnerung an dies Silberne Hoch-Zeit des Herzogs Alfred 1909'?
  9. Hi, Can any tell me what the last medal this Oberst is wearing please. I thought it might have been the 1809-1909 Tiroler Jubilee Veterans Medal, but I pretty certain that is not that one. Thanks, Ian
  10. Austrian uniforms

    My comments on what the photos indicate to me. Post 84 is a Feldwebel from a common army Hungarian Infantry Regiment. The stripes on his left sleeve indicate length of service, in this case a minimum of 9 years service. Post 92 is a Beamter (official) of the Gendarmerie (Oberleutnant equivalent). Regards, Ian
  11. I am thinking that he is a Austrian Forestry Official.
  12. Ah! That makes much more sense. Thank you.
  13. M Thanks for filling in the blanks for me. A little confused with his service in June/July 1917. He was invalided out due to war injuries? He then served in a Korpskommando in or near a war zone as a Oberstluetnant a.D. or d.R.? Regards, Ian
  14. Thank you. Is there any idea of when he was promoted to Oberstleutnant?
  15. I am looking for information on Oberstleutnant Karl Budiner. He was serving with Feldjagerbatalion 6 in 1916, 1917 and possibly 1918. He is listed in the 1917 Rangliste as a Major in FJB 6, but there is no mention of him in the 1918 Rangliste. I assume he died sometime between being promoted to Oberstleutnant in late 1917 or early 1918 but before the 1918 Rangliste was complied. Regards, Ian