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  1. Ok, agreed! Makes sense. I guess his Mauritius-Lazarus must be hidden by his uniform lapel then.
  2. Hm. I see your point, Glenn. However, how do you account for the officer's cross of the BMVO? Did Moser have one before his 2nd cl and still wore it?
  3. Yes, that is correct, the Major was very active in some Freikorps. The Silesian Eagle 1st cl he is wearing is the more uncommon type, with the swords above the badge. The cross to the left of the Silesian Eagle is the Annaberg Cross, which was created in 1931. So that narrows down the time frame for the picture further: between 1931 and 1934. The badge at the bottom left is a bit more tricky, I guess it is one of the Berlin Freikorps awards (Berliner Selbstschutz or similar). The rectangular badge which most of them are wearing is the Prince Alfons Commemorative Badge.
  4. The General standing next to the Crown Prince is Generalmajor Otto Staubwasser (1866-1949) He is wearing the Officer's Cross to the Bavarian MMO, the version with swords, awarded during WW1 (in his case, on 12.10.1917 as Oberst and Battalion commander of the 2nd IR). On his tunic is also the Officer's Cross of the Mecklenburg Greifenorden. The combination of these two awards makes him identifiable. There would have been a second candidate, Generalmajor Georg Steinbauer, however he had a Prussian Red Eagle with swords. Staubwasser has a Red Eagle on his bar, but that one is clearly without swords.
  5. The Major at the center can probably not be identified, but he is wearing a number of 1920s unofficial awards like the Kyffhäuser Medal - and he also has the Hungarian War Remembrance Medal. This actually means that the photo must have been taken between 1929, when this Medal was first handed out, and 1934, when the Hindenburg Cross replaced all the unofficial awards.
  6. The one second from right is Generalleutnant Ludwig Ritter von Tutschek (1864-1937) At the neck, he is wearing the Max Joseph Commander grade above his Pour le Merite. He also has the Bavarian Military Merit Order 2nd class star with swords, and on his bar you see, in second-to-last position, a Swedish Order of the Sword (listed in the 1914 ranklist and in his DOA 1908/09 entry).
  7. Can you post close-ups of the other officers and their awards too? I'm sure they can all be identified.
  8. Not the only one, no. But there are not too many with the Officer's Cross. After looking into the rank lists, I can rule out all the others. This general has surprisingly many plain-looking medals on his bar, for a general. Actually, that fits, because Lang held the Centenary and the China Medal, both unusual for a Bavarian. I'm pretty sure it is him.
  9. Just came across this thread. The Generalleutnant with the messed-up collar tabs is, I believe, Generalleutnant Eduard Lang (1860-1935) He is wearing the officer's cross (pin-back) to the Bavarian Military Merit Order, which was only introduced for a few years, not many got it.
  10. Nice! I agree with Dave that the DA was more likely a Prussian DA (9 or 15 years) for a career NCO than an LD2.
  11. You're right, he became Lt Col in 1906, so before his promotion to Colonel in 1909.
  12. Thanks! So probably, the photo was taken in 1905, after the Russo-Japanese war, when he got 3rd class Kite and Rising Sun.
  13. Oh! Thanks for that! So the Who's Who spelt his name incorrectly. For some reason, I didn't check the Japanese Wikipedia. So he died in 1920. I'm not too familiar with Japanese uniforms. What rank does he have in the Wikipedia picture?