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jaeger7

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    Wanne-Eickel (Germany)
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    Imperial Germany: Light Infantry / Jäger & Schützen

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  1. Hello Simon, no, I am immune against the British Medal collecting bug - I have been bitten by other bugs too often ! (Imperial German Light Infantry, Imperial German Shooting Awards, Orders and Decorations of the Principality Schaumburg-Lippe, Vintage Photographs....need to say more ?) I do not think that the 1911 Census will help, as George Joseph has only been 12 years old in 1911 - so no chance of finding a trace to his unborn son (I still like the father/son theory...) Regards Torsten Hello Tony, one question regarding the plaque - it is much bigger than the box with the papers and decorations. Was it issued later / separate from the medals ? Did your relatives have to apply for the plaque or was it send to all families which have lost a member during the Great War ? Regards Torsten
  2. Hello, the following group turned up in Germany (former BAOR territory). Both groups are named to the pretty uncommon name "Smith" - but being found in the same estate in Germany makes me think that there is a family connection, possibly father and son ? Unfortunatly father and son would have never really meet - as George Joseph Smith fell in 1918 only 19 years old. He served in the Great War as Gunner in the Machine Gun Corps in a Motor-bataillon. I was really impressed that it is easy to find information on him and that there is the possibility to print a kind of commemorative certificate once you have found him in the lists of the Commonwealth War Graves Commision ! He rests on a cemetery at the Somme. His Group consists of a War Medal and a Victory Medal, both in paper envelopes, with their ribbons, a letter regarding the shipment of the medals to the next-of-kin and a letter of condolence from King George - all in a cardboard box with his name and service number on. The possible son served in WWII and his medals are arranged to a bar, consisting of - The 1939-1945 Star - The Africa Star with bar 1st Army - The Italy Star - The Defence Medal - The 1939-45 War Medal Of course these Medals are all unnamed - but still serving during the Cold War earned him a - Long and Good Conduct Medal with clasp Regular Army - and this is named to T/122935 S SGT L. C. Smith R.A.S.C Even not being a collector of British decorations, I guess these two groups are a realy nice pick-up ! Regards jaeger7-de
  3. Hello Wild Card, this is an interesting piece - and I am trying to find some more info on this Captain. I have had a look into the regimental history of IR 15. I did not find a Hauptmann Sixt von Armin for 1849. But there have been two Seconde Leutnants v. Arnim which promoted to Captain later and where both transfered to IR 55 in 1860. The 1849 campaign is not very prominent in the history of the regiment, it is barely mentioned on a few pages Maybe the spelling of the name in the book is wrong. Furthermore I would like to find out more about the link of IR 15 to Schaumburg-Lippe in this campaign. Regards Torsten
  4. Hi Wild Card, is there a chance that you show the rim of the medal with the name ? Is it stamped or engraved ? Would realy love to see it ! Regards jaeger7-de
  5. Hello, for a pretty simple reason: The original Bulgarian award certificate has been writen in cyrilic letters. Nearly no German could read it. And one has to show a readable "Besitzzeugnis" to proof that one is wearing this order on a legal basis... For this reason a simple translation of the certificate has been issued by the German authorities for e.g. Bulgarian or Turkish awards. Regards jaeger7-de
  6. I would say that it is a "Garde-Tag" badge. Machinewoven silk in an oval metall frame. Slightly unusaul place to wear it, but... Regards jaeger7-de
  7. Hi ! They look very narrow for M07 boards - they should be 5.5 cm. Could you give us the dimensions of your boards ? Regards jaeger-de
  8. Hi Roman, I guess WIC means "verwundet" - wounded in combat - so he must not have died. He could have recovered to earn his Ehrenkreuz für Kriegsteilnehmer in 1934. Regards Torsten
  9. Hello, I do have one more name for your list: Leutnant d. Res. Hans Karl von Winterfeld, Jäger-Bataillon 14 Libertycross III. class, 21 November 18, (No. 368) Commemorative medal 3 July 1919 regards jaeger7-de
  10. Hi Chris, Due to the very dark green uniforms of the Saxon Jäger units, they had sometimes been called "Die schwarze Brigade" (The black Brigade) - but there was no "Königlich Sächsisches Jäger-Korps" after 1813. Regards jaeger7-de
  11. Hello Graf, you did not upset me - I would like to learn more about Bulgarian orders... This piece does clearly show a lower quality than some other 1941 4th classes - therefor my question about the maker. I got this piece really cheap - the dealer had no idea what it was and it came from the estate of a former German officer, unfortunatly without any papers. If it has been made up from two pieces - than it has not been done to fool the collector - maybe it was a replacment for the damaged awarded cross made on behalf of the owner ... ? Lots of maybes, maybe... Regards jaeger7
  12. Hi everybody ! Just to keep the topic going - here is a 4th class 1 st grade which I got a few days ago. It is not in perfect condition, but I like it. Is it possible to name a manufactorer ? Is it of Bulgarian origine or made by a foreign company ? Regards jaeger7
  13. And one more new book on the early years of the Bundeswehr - just fresh off the printers... ES BEGANN IN ANDERNACH 1955-1958 Eine Bilderreise in die frühen Jahre der Bundeswehr A Pictorial Journey into the Early Years of the Bundeswehr The case-bound books has 208 pictures on 136 pages. All pics are taken by a professional press-photographer. It has beautiful shots of uniforms, weapons, vehicules and everyday-life of the German soldier... The text is German and English and the retail price in Germany is € 29,80 (ISBN 978-3-932077-38-8) Gordon will know it - he has had an eye on the English translation. I am not the author (just the publisher). Regards jaeger7-de
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