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  1. Andreas, Well, at least you can discount this one. As a general statement, it would be quite helpful if future posts requesting identifications and such include all known information- such as awards in this case. Knowing this would have helped eliminate this Schaumann immediately. Thanks, Andy
  2. Andreas, After I posted my response, I noticed that you have his name as Schaumnn in the title but not in the body of the message, so, now I am convince this is your man. There was no officer named Schumann in the Hannovarian army in 1866 as far as I can tell, nor was there an officer in the Prussian army 1871 named Schumann who served with another contingent prior to 1866. There was a Hannoverian Rittm. Adolf Carl Freidrich Schaumann who entered the Prussian army after Hannover's defeat. I can't find any connection to the Schleswig Holsetein army, but, his last assignment might be a clue that he is your man. This is Schaumann's career from 1866: Adolph Carl Friedrich Schaumann (*13.06.1822 †12.04.1903) 1904 listed in the DOA event hough he had already died 1897 living as an Oberstlt. z.D., in Hannover 19.04.73-14.07.85 Kom. d. Landw. Bez. Rendsburg (II./Landw. R. 85) 12.12.71-19.04.73 b. St. d. Hus. R. 5 1867-12.12.71 aggr. d. Ulan. R. 16 u. dann Esk. Chef im Ulan. R. 16 1866 hann. Garde Hus. R., Reg. Quartiermeister Orden 1885 PRAO4 PKrO3 PDK HG3 MMV2 Orden 1871: PDK HG3 MMV2 Oberstlt. 14-08-75 (Charakter) Major 21-10-69 Rittm. 20-06-59 Pr.Lt. 23-10-46 Sek.Lt. 12-01-38 I think this officer is a strong candidate! Andy
  3. Unfortunately, I still do not have a working scanner, so, I am not able to post a page from the book. It is a very useful book, though it is best used with other sources. It includes all Prussian officers killed in action, active, reserve, Landwehr and those recalled for the war. Here is Unruh's entry as an example of the format and type of information provided Unruh.........L.d.R. RIR 216 RIR 240 15.2.17 Ripont. The first unit given is the one in which he received his commission and the second in which he was killed So, as long as you know a name and date of death, you should be able to find any officer. Andy
  4. Given the fact he was killed in action, I used Uebe's "Ehrenmal des preußischen Offizierkorps" to determine his units and the 1915 edition of the MIlitärwochenblatt, column 3449 for his date and unit of commision. Andy
  5. David, It's very hard to say. I have seen many instances where a man is commissioned as a reserve Lt in a regiment but never actually served with that regiment. I am not saying this is the case here, but I mention it to illustrate how difficult iti is to "trace" war-time reserve Lts who were not commissioned in a pre-war regiment. Andy
  6. David, He was commissioned on 07.08.1915, but I can not say when he went to RIR 240. Andy
  7. David, He was commissioned Lt.d.R. in RIR 216 but was killed while serving with RIR 240. Andy
  8. Chris, I think it is "Nervenshok"- a misspelling of Nervenschock???. Andy
  9. That is Johann Schönberger, *06.08.1882 in Weiden and Leutn.d.R. d. 11. bay. IR in 1914. He spent the war in Bavarian signal units: He was a "telegraphischer Postsekretär" in Augsbrg as a civilan. 02.08.14-31.12.16 b. Etappen Telegrpahen Direktion 6 01.01.17-24.02.17 B. Armeefernsprech Abtl 106 25.02.17-11.09.17 Fernsprech Abtl. 663 12.09.17-?? Fernsptrech Abtl. 603 Andy
  10. Flyingdutchman, You are very welcome. It is always a pleasure to assist a collector like you who obviously enjoys the history of an item such as "your" busby. Andy
  11. Fylingdutchman, Thank you for such a nice post with wonderful photos and great story. Such a busby and its original owner deseve as complete a history as possible, and so I provide his military career here in detail. Also, his adjutant's full name was Ernst von Laffert-Woldeck, born 15.11.1883 in Grabow, Mecklenburg Andy Viktor Digeon von Monteton (22.09.1866-12.08.1914) 12.08.14 b. Haelen gef. 20.05.14-12.08.14 Kom. d. Drag. R. 18 (Parchim) 23.05.11-20.05.14 b. St. d. Hus. R. 10 (Stendal) 20.07.07-23.05.11 Adj. b. XIV. AK (Karlsruhe), U.d. Drag. R. 20 14.09.00-20.07.07 Chef 1./Drag. R. 20 (Karlsruhe) 01.04.00-14.09.00 in 2./Drag. R. 20 (Karlsruhe) 01.04.98-30.03.00 k.z. Dienstl. b. gr. Gen. St. v. Drag. R. 20 1896-01.04.98 Adj. d. Drag. R. 20 (Karlsruhe) 1895 in 5./Drag. R. 20 (Karlsruhe) 1894 in 1./Drag. R. 20 (Karlsruhe) 1892-1893 k.z. Milit. Reit Inst. 1891 in 2./Drag. R. 20 (Karlsruhe) 1890 in 3./Drag. R. 20 (Karlsruhe) 1889 in 5./Drag. R. 20 (Karlsruhe) 1888 in 1./Drag. R. 20 (Karlsruhe) 18.03.86-1887 in 4./Drag. R. 20 (Mannheim/Durlach) 18.03.86 als Sek.Lt. v. Kad. K. d. Drag. R. 20 überw. Promotion dates Oberstlt. 19-08-14 [named in the promotion list even though he had already been killed in action ] Major 10-09-08 Rittm. 14-09-00 Oberlt. 15-11-94 Leutn. 18-03-86
  12. Here are a few additions for you: Andy Generalmajor Wilhelm von Brozowski Vater: Oberstlt. a.D. Mutter: geb. Holzapfel Gattin: geb. Teichert 09.08.1870: Kadettenkorps als Portepeefähnrich dem 4. Westfälischen Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 17 01.07.75-01.10.78 Adjutant des II. Bataillons 01.01.80-02.01.83 Assistent an d. Milit. Schießschule 02.01.83-12.06.86 Adjutant d. Milit. Schießschule 12.06.1886: 1. Großherzoglich Hessische Infanterie Regiment 115 18.09.1886: Chef 6./1. Großherzoglich Hessische Infanterie- (Leibgarde) Regiment 115 16.04.1889: à la suite d. FR 86 gestellt u. Kompanie Führer an d. Unteroffiz. Schule Weißenfels 17.09.1892: Kompaniechef im 1. Hessischen Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 81 22.03.1895 - 21.07.1900: Bataillonskommandeur 22.07.00-12.09.02 b. Stab des 1. Hannoverschen Infanterie-Regiments Nr. 74 12.09.1902: Führung des Infanterie-Regiments „Herwarth von Bittenfeld“ (1. Westfälisches) Nr. 13 in Münster 18.10.02 Oberst u. Kommandeur d. Inf. R. 13 22.04.05 Kommandant von Glogau 22.03.07 Charakter als Gen.Maj. 24.03.09 mit Pension zur Disposition gestellt
  13. Hello, I can offer the following: Irminbert Konrad Bertold Woldemar Freiher von Biedermann was born 17.07.1887 in Straßburg. He entered the Saxon Schuützen R. 108 as a Fahnenjunker on 14.03.1907. Promoted to Fähnrich on 19.11.1907, he received a commission as a Leutnant dated 14.02.1907 on 14.08.1908. Oberleutnant on 25.09.1914 and Hauptmann on 11.08.1916 Wartime assignments: 02.08.14-06.02.15 in Schützen R. 108 07.02.15-11.07.15 in Flieger Ers. Abtl. 6 12.07.15-22.03.16 Jagdflieger 23.03.16-16.01.17 Kampfgeschwader 3 17.01.17-30.12.18 Flieger Abtl. (A) 213 31.12.18-14.07.19 Inspektion d. Fliegertruppen 15.07.19-31.03.20 Schuützen R. 108 Andy
  14. Rob, The award is the Saxon Albrechts Order, Ritterkreuz 2nd class with swords Andy
  15. According to the Saxon Militär Verordnungsblatt, he was promoted Leutn.d.R. in IR 106 on 16.04.1915. An entry in an Oct 1914 casualty lists him as an "Unteroffizier: in Landw. Inf. R. 101 and states he was wounded while serving in the 4th company of that regiment in Aug/Sep 1914 His marriage registry entry on ancestry lists him as a "Herzoglich Schauspieler und Lt.d.R. vom Gren. R. 101" when he was married on 25.07.1915. I also found an entry in a non-public source that he was awarded the SA3bX while serving in IR 192. No date given. At least now you have a few pieces of information to help in your search. Andy