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  1. Hello.

    We see an uniform of Jäger-Regiment zu Pferde N°13 from Saarlouis (XVI.Army Corps).

    He also wears an Oldenburg Friedrich-August Cross:

    http://www.medal-medaille.com/sold/product_info.php?products_id=2341

    His rank is Oberleutnant (1 star)

    The ranklist of honour had two officers of that regiment, who served in the air service later in the war.

    Leutnant Neubaur in Flieger-Abt.8, wounded August 8, 1914, died August 21, 1914 in Sennheim (too early, so he won´t be it)

    Leutnant Schönberg in Flieger-Abt. (A) 254, missed April 14, 1917.

    But he could also be a reserve-officer. Those were not listed in the ranklist of honour.

    What´s the badge on his right side? Another pilot badge?


  2. Hello!

    That´s strange. Cuirassiers had a line-eagle. This is a dragoon-eagle. Jäger zu Pferde (mounted Jäger) has this eagle. But Jäger z.Pf. 1-7 had white eagles. Jäger z.Pf. 8-13 had yellow eagles, but enlisted men had a black leather-helmet and officers a black helmet.. No tombak helmets! The cloverleave cocades were worn by Jg.z.Pf 1-7. It looks like a mix between regiments 1-7 and 8-13...

    Maybe there was a war-time pattern with that symbols and made from tombak...


  3. Kraus writes, that first the Alpenkorps was equipped with the "Gebirgshose". (17.8.11915). The Sturmbataillone recieved their leather-patched-trousers with ordre from 2.1.1917 (Kraus, vol. I, page 560).

    You wrote, a couple of photos were from 1918. In may 1918, the Gen.Kdo.59 was in the area of Cirey.

    In Sept./Nov. 1918 the Armee-Abteilung A was:

    VII.AK, XV.RK, Gen.Kdo.59, austrian IX.AK

    Units since 15.9.1918

    13.ID (until 15.9.1918), 75.RD (7.10.-5.11.1918), 61.Ldw.Brig., 21.LD, 96.ID, 92.Res.Jg.Brig., 25.ID (18.-25.9.1918), 301.ID, 39.RD, hungarian 37.Honved-Div.

    What about a close-up of the helmet cover in #204, please?

     


  4. Troops with mountain-uniforms were 26.1.1917:

     

    9.Armee (LII.AK, 217.ID, parts of 89.ID, 218.ID, parts of bav. 12.ID)

    11.Armee (Gren.Rgt.11, Garde-Jäger-Btl., Res.Inf.Rgt.21, Jg.Btl.9 and 12, Inf.Rgt.45, Res.Jg.Btl.11-13, 15, 19, Inf.Rgt.146, Schallmeßtrupp 4, Garde-Schützen-Btl. + units since 29.7.1918: Jg.Btl.8, Geb.Bttr.9, 14-16, 18, bav. Geb.Bttr.10, bav. Pi.Kp.106, Pi.Kp.201, Geb.MG-Abt. 210, 211, 214, 216, 217, 219, 220, 230, 231, Geb.MW-Kp. 171, 172, 176, Geb.Funker-Abt. 3-5, 9, 78, 79, Geb.Fernspr.Zug 814-816

    14.Armee (all units)

    Armee-Abt. A (parts of bav. Pi.Kp.23, Funker-Abt. 6b)

    Armee-Abt. B (Infantry of 6.bav. Ldw.Div., parts of 7.Kav.Div., bav. San.Kp.3, 2./Fußart.Btl.2, MG-Abt. 201, 201 and 208, + units since 19.7.1918:  Ul.Rgt.21, Ldw.Inf.Rgt. 38, 40 and 436, several Landsturm units)

    Armee-Abt. Scholtz (Geb.MG-Abt. 212, 213, 215, 222-225, 232, 233, 247-250, Geb.Pi.Kp.101, Geb.Funker-Abt.1, 6a and 7, Geb.Vers.Haub.Battr. 941, Geb.Fernsprech- and Signalzüge)

     

    Source: Kraus, vol. I, page 246


  5. Hi Chris!

    Yes, you are right, but your focus was on Sturmbataillon, not divisionally Sturmabteilungen...

    The official Sturmbataillon for Armee-Abt. A was the bavarian Sturmbataillon 15, raised xmas 1916.

    Another fact is, that the Armee-Abt. A had 2 Lehr-Abteilungen with 60-80 men each. They teached the "Stosstrupps" of the regiments. Each regiment had 60-80 men in their Stosstrupps.

    Maybe your photo shows one of those?


  6. I can´t see leather patches. Can you  make a close-up of the helmet-number?

    Stormbataillonns were not attached to Armeekorps, but to armies. The fact, that we see a number on a helmet cover, could be a proof, it´s not a regular storm-bataillon.

    In that period of time the 19th Ers.Div. (Armee-Abteilung A) was in that area:

    Ersatz-Regiments 23, 32, 24, and 40.

    Ersatz-companies. 12th and 22nd Pi.Btl.

    254th Pi.Comp.

    88th Res.Pi.Comp.

    60th Res.Inf.Rgt.

    100th Ldw.Inf.Rgt. (until october)

    The helmet number could be a 100?

     

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