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  1. Ian

    Hungarian Military Documents

    After reviewing the documents again I think your response is spot on.
  2. Ian

    Hungarian Military Documents

    I think you will find that 'alezredes' is actually Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant Colonel). ezredes is Oberst/Colonel. Her last served in the 23 Honvéd Infantry Regiment. Medal No1. Order of the Iron Crown 3rd Class with 'kreigs' decoration and swords Medal No 2. Bronze Signum Laudis Medal No. 3 Large Silver Bravery Medal No. 4 Small silver Bravery Medals No 5 through 10 are post 1918 medals.
  3. I have an Ignácz Stancer promoted to Oberst (in the k.u. Honvéd) on 1 Nov 1917. If this is your Stancer then he was awarded the following: FJO-OK(KDS), EKO-R3(KDS), MVK3 (KDS), BMVM, KTK, MJM98, MJK08, MK13.
  4. Ian

    Non Military Badges

    I have no idea, but your suggestion has very real merit.
  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. Ian

    Non Military Badges

    Hi Tony, Similar, but different. The regular Heer/Landwehr/Honvéd qualification badges were about 3.4 to 3.5 cm in size, and bronze in colour. That makes then about 1-5cm smaller than the two I posted earlier. Regards, Ian
  7. Ian

    Non Military Badges

    Tony, The regular Heer/Landwehr/Honvéd qualification badges were about 3.4 to 3.5 cm in size. The photo of the Bosnian musicians is pretty cool.
  8. Ian

    Non Military Badges

    Hi Tony, I have no idea where they were worn, but I suspect maybe on a breast pocket. They are of a large size so I guess that would rule out either on a cross strap or a hat . Regards, Ian
  9. Post No. 13. I don't see any thing wrong with. Honest piece (rusty and in need of some TLC).
  10. Tony, It certainly looks like he is wearing teo Jubilee crosses. I have not seen that before. Hopefully some one will be able to shed some light on this mystery. Cheers, Ian
  11. Looking at the photo I think he has been awarded the either a silver and gold Verdienstkreuz or two silver/gold Verdienstkreuz. It also appears as if the second Verdientskreuz may have a crown. Last medal is definitely a 1908 Jubileekreuz. My guess is he was a reservist who was recalled to serve during the war and therefore he has no long service medal, 1913 mobilisation cross or other indications of 'long' service.
  12. G'day Glenn, Hmm! Feel like a goose right now. No idea how I missed him (page 30). I was more focused on the index, but just couldn't pick him out. I will now revisit the ehren rangliste. Many thanks for the additional information on his career. Regards, Ian
  13. I am looking for any career details on GM Freiherr von Buddenbrock. GM von Buddebrock is listed in the 1914 Rangliste(page 50) as being in the 1 Garde Division as the Komm. I Garde Feldartillerie Brigade , but he is not listed (that I could see) in the 1918 Ehrenliste. Any career details most gratefully received. Thanks, ian.
  14. 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
  15. 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.
  16. 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
  17. URBAN Eduard (21 Oct 1847 - 18 May 1916) Generalmajor 01 Nov 1900 Feldmarschalleuntant 01 May 1905 Pension 1 Nov1916
  18. 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
  19. 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.
  20. 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
  21. Farkas, Many thanks for the reply. I am more convinced than ever that it is the said medal. Regards, Ian
  22. Could the medal mystery be the: Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha 'Medaille zur Erinnerung an dies Silberne Hoch-Zeit des Herzogs Alfred 1909'?
  23. 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