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  1. Attached is an enlarged copy of a signature adorning a picture post card I have of a Generalmajor. Can anyone decipher the name or at least the first letter for me please. Thanks in advance, Ian
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. URBAN Eduard (21 Oct 1847 - 18 May 1916) Generalmajor 01 Nov 1900 Feldmarschalleuntant 01 May 1905 Pension 1 Nov1916
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. Farkas, Many thanks for the reply. I am more convinced than ever that it is the said medal. Regards, Ian
  10. Could the medal mystery be the: Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha 'Medaille zur Erinnerung an dies Silberne Hoch-Zeit des Herzogs Alfred 1909'?
  11. Ian

    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
  12. I would be most grateful if some learned member of this forum could help me ID this Generalmajor please. On the reverse of the photo is a green stamp – verboten 1943 and the Vienna photographers stamp (Album Kobo) . many thanks for looking, Ian
  13. I am thinking that he is a Austrian Forestry Official.
  14. 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
  15. Ah! That makes much more sense. Thank you.
  16. 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
  17. Thank you. Is there any idea of when he was promoted to Oberstleutnant?
  18. VJK, Many thanks for the information...it is never to late. Regards, Ian
  19. I am seeking details on the wartime career of Titular Generalmajor Franz von Veith. As an Oberst he was the Kmdt. k.k. Landwehr Infantry Regiment Nr. 28 (May 1912 - Jul 1914). The 1917 Landwehr Rangliste has him listed as Oberst d.R., however he is not listed in the 1918 k.k. Landwehr Rangliste. Antonio Schmidt-Brentano’s publication (page 242) has him promoted to Titular Generalmajor on 17 November 1917. Regards, Ian
  20. I am hoping that members of this forum will be able to assist me with these to signatures. The first is for an Oberst and the second for a Hauptmann. Regards, Ian
  21. Your Great Grandfather is wearing the rank insignia of a Zugsführer (Section leader). His medals are as follows; Small silvery bravery with a bar indicating a 2nd award Small bronze bravery with a bar indicating a 2nd award Karl Truppen Kreuz (KTK) 1912-1913 Mobilization cross NCO’s Long service award (can’t tell which one) He is probably infantry, but I can’t tell you the Regiment. Regards, Ian
  22. Bayern, Thank you for the information. I will try an view the TV film.
  23. Kriegsmarine Officer - Franz Dueller (14 May 1890– 08 May 1945) I am hoping that someone with a 1944 or maybe even a 1945 Kriegmarine rankliste would be kind enough to check and see if Franz Dueller is listed please. It is reported that Franz Dueller served as an officer in the naval courier service, shuttling between Danzig, Saloniki, Rostock and Odessa during the war. He was Oberstabsmaschinenwärter in the Austro-Hungarian Kriegsmarine and was awarded the Gold Bravery for his actions during the sinking of SMS Szent Istvan in 1918 Regards, Ian
  24. Does anyone happen to know date of birth / date of death for Oberst (Generalstabs Korps) Heribert MARCHESANI. His last war time command was the 91. Landwehrinfanterie Brigade. Also I would like to see a photo of him if there is one available to see? Regards, Ian
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