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  1. The Lord of the rings... Great collection, mate!
  2. Hello! Thanks for the correction. I only looked for a Württemberg service. Tha´s the problem with the ranklists... There ain´t no first names
  3. Hello Claudio! In the ranklist of honour I´ve found a Major a.D. Graf v. Normann-Ehrenfels from Gren.Rgt.119. His last duty in the war was in Bekleidungsamt XIII.AK (Clothng office XIII.Army Corps) He became reactivated by the outbreak of war. Last peace-time entry in ranklist 1913 as Hauptmann in Gren.Rgt.119 (2nd company). Medal: Ritterkreuz 1.class of "Hausorden der Wachsamkeit oder vom weißen Falken" Hauptmann: 20.4.10 But I don´ t know if he is it, because I couldn´t find any infos about the medals you mentioned...
  4. Hello! Great photo! I agree with Dave´s "translation". Here is a bad-quality-photo from my collection. Note the Sturmabteilung cap-bands! The writer wears my last-name... Feldpost 837 belonged to the 1st Naval Division. I found a Paul Bauer (Marine-Grenadier) in the casualty lists, but I don´t know, if it could be him... http://des.genealogy.net/search/show/2368645 The "Sturmabteilung des Marinekorps" was set-up in mid-1918 by "Generalkommando des Marinekorps Brügge". So I´m alittle bit puzzled, that your photo is dated summer/autumn 1917! Probably in that time the unit was stil not budgetary. Actions 1918: Coastal protection and battles in Flanders.
  5. I couldn´t find a connection. According to ,my sources the regiment hadn´t been in action in any mountains. Maybe the Leutnant serced with a mountain unit and came later to the 7th. and kept his hat...
  6. Nice photo, Chris! Note the square visor, worn by bavarian field-artillery!
  7. Hello! That is a brilliant photo! Superb!!!!! The grenade on the Bergmütze proofs that the shoulder board is artillery. The first photo (from Chris) probably shows a red shoulder strap, worn with the Bluse 15.
  8. Hello! I agree! Bav. 7th FAR
  9. Hello! Great photo! During the 2nd WW he was called "Bloody Ferdinand" (Blutiger Ferdinand) In WW1 he was heavy wounded twice http://des.genealogy.net/search/show/8255121 http://des.genealogy.net/search/show/4231305
  10. I agree, Andy! Unfortunately for us (furtunately for him...) no match in the casualty list. So you could visit ancestry...
  11. Spindler? Maybe it´s a "Sp" and the last one a "r" you can checvk all Vinzenz in list "Bayern" with unit 1
  12. I´m sorry. I´m not not a specialist in reading old scripts... Maybe "Spindler"?
  13. Hello Chris! no match in the casualty lists...
  14. The Prussian

    Hindenburg, Paul von

    Hello! Great document!To me the signature is original!
  15. Unbelievable, Chris. Were you involved in?
  16. The Prussian

    German participant of Waterloo 1815

    Hello Paul! The awards in #2 are: 1st cross: Commander Cross of Guelphen-Medal (2nd class - he later recieved 1st class) 2nd cross: Ernst-August Cross R.St.A.2. (B.): Russian St. Anna Medal with brilliants O.H.2.*: Oldenburger House and distinguished medal Commanders Cross 1.class B.H.L.2.*: Braunschweigischer Medal Heinrich des Löwen, Commanders Cross 1.Kl. P.R.A.2: Prussian Red Eagle medal Commander 1.class O.E.K.3.: Austrian medal of the iron crown, 3.class H.D.L.3.: Hesse Ludewig medal 3. class P.J.: Prussian Johanniter medal E.W.M.: Great-Britain Waterloo medal M.K.: Mecklenburg-Schwerin Military distinguished cross (Chief of general staff)
  17. Hello! May I introduce Louis Heinrich Sichart v. Sichartshoff? Born 1797, 1814 Ensign (lowest officer grade) in the King´s German Legion (2nd bataillon of the line), he fought in the battle of Waterloo 1815, Lieutenant in 1816. The he returned to the Hannover army. He became chief of staff in 1857 (colonel), 1858 Major-General, 1864 Lieutenant-General, retreat in 1866, passed away 1882. The photo probably shows him in the 1860s (the photo is written with "General v. Sichart") I´m glad to own a photo of a man, born in the 18th century and fought at Waterloo!
  18. Hello! Please have a look at this brilliant MP!!!!!! Verdun, Alpenkorps, Italy, Rumania...
  19. Hello Albert! That´s absolutley right! The two captured Whippets first came to Charleroi to get restored. One of them (A249) was send to Berlin while the other stayed in Charleroi. A249 was seen with Abteilung 12 near Briey in August 1918 before sending to Berlin. The other one, A220 was given to Abteilung 13 in September 1918. This was the tank, used bei the Freikorps unit in 1919 Source: Beute-Tanks vol. 2 by Rainer Strasheim
  20. Great photos, Christer! I agree. He really looks like Richthofen!
  21. Hello Christer! It´s a british Mark A "Whippet": http://www.tanks-encyclopedia.com/ww1/gb/British_medium_Mark-A_whippet.php Some of the captured ones were used by the german forces.
  22. Yes. Müller is only a second name. Wilhelm could be both. But normally with a I or II it's the second name. Prussian officers often said, a soldier only has one first name - his rank...
  23. Hello Chip! Yes, you´re right! I didn´t see the helmet cover... Well, unfortunately we don´t know, if Wilhelm is his first or second name...
  24. Hi Chris! To me it looks like a metal helmet