Stijn David

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  1. Hey GreyC Thank you for this information! Cordial greetings
  2. Hello, Can anyone help with the following? Does anyone know if the Kriegsstammrollen of the following units are still in existence? If so, can they be viewed online or any other way? · R.I.R. 233 · R.I.R. 234 · R.I.R. 235 · R.I.R. 236 · R.I.R. 237 · R.I.R. 238 · R.I.R. 239 · R.I.R. 240 Thanks in advance
  3. Hello dear Forumfriends Christmass came early this year - and hence my newest and most probably last aquisition for 2016. A Altenburg Bravery Medal Grouping from a "Frontschwein". The grouping of Uffz. Gerhardt Ernst consists out of the following - Award Document Iron Cross 2nd Class (1917) - Award Document Altenburg Bravery Medal (1917) - Award Document Hindenburg Cross (1935) His original awards also came along with the small grouping, his EK 2, Zink Altenburg Bravery Medal and Hindy Cross (Maker Marked G11). I love this small grouping as the soldier was part of the 1 MGK/Inf.Rgt. 93 and during WWI they saw quite some action on the Western Front. The Altenburg medal is really in excellent shape and has much of its Bronze finish still left and it is one of the only 15.586 Awarded pieces. Uffz. Gerhardt was wounded twice during his service, once in 1917 and once in 1918. He should have reached the criteria for the black wound badge - no sign however if this was ever awarded to him. He survived the Hell of WWI and returned to his hometown where we know that he was at least still alive in 1935. Cordial greetings,
  4. Hi Guys Thanks for the comments! As a Altenburger Resident (Born and lived in Meuselwitz) he was eligable for the Altenburg Bravery Medal as regulations said as such "Voraussetzung für die Verleihung ist, dass der Vorzuschlagende das Eiserne Kreuz 2 Klasse besitzt oder von seinen Truppenteil hierzu eingegeben ist, es aber nicht bzw. noch nicht erhalten hat." As for Uffz/ Gerhardt, as he was awarded the EK2 on 21.06.1917 he fulfilled from that point on the regulations to be awarded the Altenburg Bravery medal. With 15.586 awards a not so common award IMHO compared to the IC 2 :). Cordial greetings
  5. Hello, I am wondering howmany styles of preliminary award documents for the Iron cross 2 nd CLass does exist from the XXVI Res. Korps. I have two in my collection: 1. Dated 1914 - and the HQ was based at that time at Westroosebeke 2. Dated 1916 - the HQ was based at that time at Roeselare I look forward to see more of these documents! Thanks in advance
  6. Hi Chris Thank you once again. Fun to see is that the cityname of Roulers (documents 1915 and previous) changed in 1916 to Roeselare. The last is the Flemish name, the previous "Roulers" is the French. This might have had something to do with the so called "Flamenpolitik" in a attempt to get the Flemish people on the German side. I look forward to see more (if more is available). Thanks again
  7. Hi Chris Superb and a big thank you! That is already quite a collection and very interesting to see the different types. Cordial greetings,
  8. Hello, While underway in my homeland i visited the Solferino Farm Cemetry near Ypres. These 2 Tombstones did draw my attention, both officers died or where KIA on 26 th October 1917 and belonged to the Royal Field Artillery. Who can shed some light on the carreers of both brave and well decorated officers who found their final resting place in the Ypres Salient? * Major L Field, DSO & MC (Age = 30) * Captain P.S. Barker, MC Thanks in advance and lets not forgett! Cordial greetings,
  9. Hello Gunner Thank you very much! Both very brave individuals, the grave of Lt. Chantrill is positioned at the left of both graves. Cordial greetings
  10. Hello dear Forumfriends Currently i am looking after the regimental history's or other relevant info (for example is there still info in German archives or others?) from the following Infantery Regiments * Infanterie-Regiment 360 * Infanterie-Regiment 361 Thanks in advance
  11. Hello Jan Thank you = i would love to read that DIvisional History and that bataillon war Diary. Mayby some info on my Leutenant can be found in them? Cordial greetings,
  12. Hello, Does anyone have acces to Ancestry over here? I do need some help in regards to a German Officer (Dr.). His file or information should most probably be listed over there. Please drop me a PM when you can help in this case. Cordial greetings and thanks in advance Ps: if this thread is in the wrong forum, feel free to move it mr. Moderator :).
  13. Hi Jens I owe you! When once in Belgium give me sign ;). Cordial greetings
  14. Hi jens Superb! Thank you a thousand times Any idea if there does exist Regimental History's from the 21 bay. Inf.Regt. & 7 bayer.Inf.Regt. Cordial greetings
  15. Hi Jens Thank you! I am looking for Dr. Friedrich Erbse, he should have been stabsarzt der Reserve. Cordial greetings
  16. Hello Andreas Thank you very much, anyone a idea iff the Kriegsstammrollen or Regimental Papers (or Divisional Papers) are still in existence in some archive? Cordial greetings, Stijn David
  17. ello Up for sale is this large medal bar grouping from a brave Saxon WWI officer, he also serverd in WWII and went on during the 's. Here is the grouping from Prof.Dr.G.Denecke. Existing out of: * Large Medal Bar * Ribbon bar * Mini Chain * Wound Badge black WWI * Unknown Pin The Large Medal Bar consist out of the follwing awards; * EK 2 * KVK 2 nd Class with X (1939 issue - Swastika on the Reverse) * Saxon - Merit Order with X (only 1834 awards during WWI!!!) (Maker marked R) * Saxon - Albrechtsorder 2 nd Class (Maker marked S and G.A.Scharfenberg) * Hindenburg Cross All orders ar ein Pristine condition and have NO enemal damage! The Ribbon bar is also made by Scharfenberg. Asking Price for this wonderfull Saxon WWI Bravery grouping = 1.200 € PM when interested. The buyer receives my research on the grouping also. During WWI he saw action both on the eastern as Western Front and was made a POW in the late summer of 1917 in Flanders (near Passchendaele). The former holder also did service during WWII and was the DRK Bundesarzt in the 1960's. He passed away in the early 70's and was also a well known novelist. Cordial greetings
  18. Hello Guys This grouping is ON HOLD - pending payment! Thanks for looking!
  19. Hello I am open for serious offers on this grouping. PM me when interested. Cordial greetings
  20. Hello, I am searching after the Silver Military Carl Friedrich Verdienstmedal - awarded to Seitz Ludwig.most probably when it was sold years ago it was part of a smaller grouping consisting out of his medal bar. Any help is greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance Stijn
  21. Hello And as an a addition a picture of the Brave Soldier and a few other things from his belongings! Cordial greetings,
  22. Hello The awards of the Sachens-Altenburg Bravery Medal are also ready and can be found here for free Have fun! Cordial greetings,
  23. The award document for his SMKFVM
  24. Hi Andreas Thank you. I have all his papers, award documents, more small medal stuff and would love to reunite the grouping and the medal someday :). Cordial greetings,
  25. Hello dear Forumfriends Does anyone has information on the assault that the 51 (Highland) Division performed on German positions during their participation at the Third Battle of Ypres - mid tot end september 1917? For example, does their exist written accounts on these events? Casualty's known? Bravery awards rendered for this battle? Thanks in advance