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  1. Alex, here are a few career highlights Andy Ludwig Franz von Wagner-Frommenhausen (*25.09.1828 †25.3.1917) 04.10.86 zur Disposition gestellt 30.07.82-04.10.86 Kom. d. 27. (württ.) Kav. Brig. 12.07.73-30.07.82 Kom. d. württ. Ulan. R. 19 30.09.85 Patent als Gen.Maj. 21.05.84 Gen.Maj. ohne Patent 18.06.79 Patent als Oberst 03.03.79 Oberst ohne Patent 04.03.76 Oberstlt. 21.09.71 Major 21.09.57 Rittm. 20.09.52 Prem.Lt. 10.04.48 Sek.Lt. We know that the photo was taken after 00.10.76 and before his promotion to Gen.Maj. on 21.05.84 based on his uniform and awards 23.09.85 PRAO2 awarded to him 00.10.76 PRAO3 awarded to him
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    One of the rarest EK Awards...

    Chris, The recipient of such an uncommon award as that deserves a name. C a r l Albert Ziehl, born 26.06.1868 in Flensburg. He was a customs official in various locations in the north of Germany. Dates of rank: Hptm.d.L. 16.06.1911 Oberlt. 14.11.1903 and Sek.Lt. 24.07.1894. He was initially a Sek.Lt.d.R. of Füsilier R. 86 also, the document is signed by Gerhard Snethlage (26.05.1863-00.00.1940) 15.10.14-22.11.18 Chef d. St. d. stellv. Gen. Komdo. d. II. AK 20.05.14 in Genehm. seines Abschiedsgesuchs m. Pens. u. d. Erlaubn. z. Tr. d. Regts. Unif. z. Disp. gestellt 01.10.12-20.05.14 Kom. d. Feldart. R. 82 (Rastenburg) Andy
  3. Shancis, The officer in question is Ludwig von der Heyden. He was born 26 Aug 1869 in Itzehoe. He entered the Prussian army on 28. Sep 1889 in Infantry Regiment 82 and was promoted ensign on 17 Apr 1890 and Second Lieutenant on 18 Jan 1891. He transferred to Fusileer Regiment 86 on 10 Sep 1897 and was promoted first Lieutenant on 18 Apr 1899. He left the army as a "partial invalid" on 16 Dec 1899 and was transferred to the Landwehr, a home guard of sorts. The tumbler you have was most likely given to him when he left the regiment, and your dates fit nicely with those listed here. As of November 1903 he was a salesman living in Hamburg, Ferdinand Straße 38/40. IN 1911 he is noted as living in America. A quick search on ancestry revealed that he became a US citizen on 14 Nov 1940, at the age of 71. His address at the time was 103-13 29th Ave East Elmhurst, NY. The 1930 US census lists him in Queens as an oil salesman and his wife's name as Anna. It also states he arrived in the US around 1904. He died 05 May 1946 in Queens. Andy
  4. Claudio, I think this is your man: Andy Arthur Gr. von Normann-Ehrenfels (05.07.1874-04.02.1943) * in Ehrenfels † in Frieburg i. Breisgau 03.05.19 unter Belassung in d. Komdo. nach Preußen in die württ. Etatsstelle b. d. Eisenb. Abtl. d. gr. Gen. St. vers. 04.10.15 Ritterkreuz 1. Kl. d. Friedrichs Ordens m. Schw. 19.06.12-1914 Chef 5./2. Garde Feldart. R. (Potsdam) 13.09.11-19.06.12 überz. Hptm. 1910-13.09.11 in 1./2. Garde Feldart. R. (Potsdam) 1909 in 6./2. Garde Feldart. R. (Potsdam) 1908 in 2./2. Garde Feldart. R. (Potsdam) 1907 in 5./2. Garde Feldart. R. (Potsdam) 18.08.04-1906 in 3./2. Garde Feldart. R. (Potsdam) 01.10.02-00.07.04 k.z. Milit. Reit Inst. 1901-01.10.02 Adj. II./Feldart. R. 13 (Canstatt) 1900 in 6./Feldart. R. 13 (Canstatt) 1899 in 11./Feldart. R. 13 (Ulm) 1896-1898 in 12./Feldart. R. 13 (Ulm) 27.01.95-1895 in 5./Feldart. R. 13 (Ulm) 27.01.95 Sek.Lt. 21.04.94 Port. Fähnr. 29.07.93 als Fahnenj. in Feldart. R. 13 eingetret. Major 27-01-18 Yy Hptm. 13-09-11 H9h Oberlt. 25-02-05 A Leutn. 27-01-95 O2o
  5. This is what I found. On 01 April 1911, Remzi, a Turkish officer, along with several others, was placed à la suite in the Prussian army and granted the uniform of Infantry regiment 32 and attached to that regiment for temporary duty- presumably training in Prussian military affairs and tactics. The two officers you mentioned from the 1912 and 1912 Ranglisten are the same officer as evidenced by the same date of rank. It appears that he returned to Turkish service in late September 1912. His name is given as Mehemed Remzi in the Oct 1912 Rangliste noting his departure. On 22.03. 1915 three Ottoman officers, including one named Remzi, were placed à la suite in the Prussian army. Remzi was granted the uniform of the Garde Schützen Battalion. He, along with the other two, remained in their positions as officers accompany three Ottoman princes in Prussia, I believe he was attached to Prince Abdulhalim. As for the picture, I think given the date and the other officers' uniforms, it is possible that these are the three officers placed à la suite in the Prussian army and accompanying the three Ottoman princes. Given Krupp's pre-eminent place within the German wartime economy, it would certainly be a place for the princes to visit. The other two pictures are clearly of the same two people. The officer in the automobile is wearing a Shako, which was worn by the Garde Schützen Battalion and his uniform looks like that worn by that unit as well. So, my guess is that the other officer is Price Abdulhalim At least now you have a starting point for further research. If you have any questions, let me know. Perhaps others better acquainted with uniforms can add their ideas. Andy Here is the original entry from the Militär Wochenblatt in 1915 22.03.1915 Nachstehende Kaiserl. Ottoman. Offiziere als Oberlts. à l.s. d. Armee im Heere angestellt: Remzi, Maj. d. türk. Inf., m.d. Unif. d. Garde Schützen Bats. Assaf, Rittm. d. türk. Kav., m.d. Unif. d. Leib Garde Hus. Regts. Hairi, Hauptm. d. türk. Feldart., m.d. Unif. d. 2. Garde Feldart. Regts. Dieselben sind in ihrem Verhältnis als Begleitsoffiziere der Prinzen des Osmanischen Reiches, Abdulhalim, Oman Fuad und Abdulrahim Hairi, Kaiserl. Hoheiten, belassen MWB 1915, columns 1901-1902
  6. Kilday, They are certainly German officers. If you would be willing to share the name of your relative, I could trace his military career using a variety of contemporary sources in my library and perhaps place this photo in its proper context. Andy
  7. I can add this Andy Name Rang Regiment Rittm Oblt Leutn Geb geboren gestoren Gest Blomberg, Moritz Frhr. von Rittm. d.R. KR 4 20.11.1913 27.01.1906 18.10.1895 19.12.1870 Detmold Iggenhausen 01.04.1940 He transferred to the reserve of KR 4 from Landw. Kav. I Aufg. on 20.11.1913. He was a Rittergutsbesitzer, Iggenhausen b. Lage (Lippe)
  8. Paul, That a nice grouping!! Here is his entry from the Stammliste for Gren. R. 2 Andy
  9. Stefan, According to the Stammliste for the Garde Schützen Batl.: 09.03.06-09.06.06 Führ. d. SWA Ers. Abtl. auf dem Tr.Üb.Pl. Döberitz 14.02.05-14.09.05 Führ. d. SWA Ers. Abtl. auf dem Tr.Üb.Pl. Döberitz Andy
  10. Here is Zschech's entty from the "Stammliste des Marine Sanitäts Offizierkorps 1848-1918" Andy
  11. Uwe, Not much, but a few details for you from the September 1918 Stammliste des Husaren Regiments Nr. 12 27.09.14 zur Infanterie kommandiert 18.05.17 als Hptm. in d. Gen. St. d. Armee vers. Sep 1918 lebt als Hptm. v.d. Armee, dem Gen. St. d. Armee Oberkommandos 4 zur besonderen Verwendung zugeteilt und als Quartiermeister zum X. Res. K. kommandiert Andy
  12. Hello, Arthur was born 09.10.1868 Not knowing exactly what you are intersted in, here are the war assignments of the other two as best as I can determine Ludwig von Stockmayer (10.07.1872-10.06.1936) 1918 StOPi 76 00.07.17 Kom. d. Pion. B. 13 16.11.15-17.12.16 Kom. d. Pion. B. 7 1914/15 2. St. Offiz. b. Gen. d. Pion. 4. Armee, StOPi b. 4. Armee 1914 Lehr. an d. Militärtechn. Akad., U.d.Pion. B. 13 Wilhelm Müller-Löbnitz (02.01.1874-02.02.1940) 26.06.18-29.10.18 Ob. Qu. d. Armee Abtl. A 15.01.18-22.06.18 Kom. d. Inf. R. 174 02.01.17-12.01.18 Chef d. Gen. St. d. XIII. AK 00.03.15 BMVO4mKruSchw als 1. Gen. St. Offiz. d. Armee Abtl. Falkenhausen 08.12.14 WK3mSchw als 1. Gen. St. Offiz. d. Armee Abtl. Falkenhausen 22.03.14-1914 i. gr. Gen. St. Andy
  13. Now that is a great photo of a proud soldier who fought hard in three wars and lived to tell the tales. His EK I is evidence of his deeds. I found his marriage registry entry on ancestry: Carl Heinrich Scherer, Feldwebel d. 8. Comp. d. Inf. R. 48, geb. den 23.Juli 1836 in Eggersdorf Sohn des Tagearbeiters, Friedrich Wilhelm in Eggersdorf am 27.03.1870 in Cüstrin mit Marie Juliane Ottillie Richter, geb. den 21.07.1849 in Ziebingen, Kreis Weststernberg Andy