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  1. Claudio, Here is Hugo Oster's military career Andy Hugo Oster (01.10.1882-??) 1959 wohnt noch in Gelsenkirchen 1951 Ob. Std. R. a.D., Gelsenkirchen, Sellmannshof 11 1942-1944 Komdt. d. Oflag VII A 12.10.37-1939 Kom. d. Wehrbez. Gelsenkirchen (als Oberst(E) 01-05-34 (2) 1935-1936 Komdt. d. Tr.Üb.Pl. Stablack 1934 b. St. d. 15. Inf. R. 01.04.31-1933 Kom. d. Ausb./4. Inf. R. (Neustettin) 1930-01.04.31 b. St. I./6. Inf. R. 1929 Lehr. an d. Inf. Schule 1928 b. St. III./16. Inf. R. 1925-1927 Chef 12./16. Inf. R. 1924 b. St. III./16. Inf. R. 15.09.22-1923 Adj. d. Inf. Sch. Abtl. I München 01.08.21-15.09.22 b. St. d. Reichsw. Inf. R. 3 (Deutsch-Eylau) 01.10.20-01.08.21 Komp. Chef im Reichs. Inf. R. 3 (Marienburg) 13.07.19-01.10.20 Adj. d. Instr. Führers Reichw. Brig. 32 10.03.19-12.07.19 Adj. d. gem. 22. Inf. Brig. (Grenzschutz Ost) 10.03.19 z. Inf. R. 68 vers. 19.06.18 PHOvH3mSchw 23.01.18-21.09.18 Kom. d. Batls. Brügge im Matrosen R. 5 03.06.17-22.01.18 Leiter d. Komp. Führer Kurse d. Marine K. 20.03.17-02.06.17 Lehrer d. Komp. Führer Kurse b. Sturm B. 1 28.01.17-19.03.17 Komp. Führ. i. Ers. Dep. d. Marine K. [22.10.16 EKI] 05.05.16-27.01.17 Komp. Führ. i. 2. Mar. Inf. R. 04.06.15-04.05.16 Adj. d. 3. Matr. Brig. 10.02.15-03.06.15 Adj. d. 1. Matr. R. [03.10.14 EKII für Antwerpen] 15.09.14-09.02.15 Adj. d. 2. Matr. Art. R. 02.08.14-02.09.14 Adj. d. II. Stamm See B. 01.10.13-31.07.14 k.z. Seminar f. orient. Sprachen v. III. Stamm See B. 10.08.12 in I. See B. [01.10.10-01.11.10 k.z.Gew. Fabr. Erfurt] 01.03.10-10.08.12 Adj. II./Inf. R. 68 (Coblenz) 15.11.04 Leutn. m. Patent vom 18.10.04 19.02.04 Fähnr. 03.07.03 als Fahnenj. in Inf. R. 68 eingetr. 01.10.82 in Elberfeld geb., Vater Notar, Mutter geb. Ossendorff Gen.Maj. ????? Oberst 01-05-34 (8) Oberstlt. 01-02-32 (16) Major 01-01-28 (5) Hptm. 22-03-15 X18x (3) Oberlt. 18-10-13 E4e1 Leutn. 18-10-04 G13
  2. Geoff, Welcome to GMIC! As I am not an air force guy, I'll leave it to the experts to provide details on his air force "career." I can say that he was promoted to Leutn.d.Landw. I. (Landwehrbezirk Frankfurt .M.) on 28.121914 while serving with Füs. R. 90. Andy
  3. In the 1914 Austrian Army list there were three active officers names Ontl. Major August Ontl, Batl. Kom. in IR 14 date of rank as Major 01.05.1912 Hptm. Friedrich Ontl in IR 59 date of rank as Hptm. 01.05.1903 Hptm. Joseph Ontl in IR 59 date of rank as Hptm. 01.05.1912 I think that the first two are your best candidates, as Friedrich certainly would have been promoted Major by 1918. Since I am not that familiar with the Austrian officers of 1914/18, I'll leave it to those who are to perhaps determine if any of these is the man in the photograph. Andy
  4. I read k.k. Major Outl als Gast mit den Offiz. der Brig(ade). Stab 16.08.18 Brig St. (Offz) bei ?? 16.08.18 Oberst Gottberg am 17.8.18 gefallen that colonel was Lorenz von Gottberg (05.01.1862-17.08.1918) Here are his wartime commands as far as I can determine them 17.08.18 in franz. Flandern gef. 22.06.18-17.08.18 Kom. d. 96. Res. Inf. Brig. 13.01.17-22.06.18 ?? 21.05.15-13.01.17 Kom. d. Inf. R. 98 01.10.14-05.04.15 Kom. d. Inf. R. 55 04.05.12-01.10.14 Kom. d. III./Inf. R. 55 (Detmold) His promotions: Oberst 18-10-17 Oberstlt. 24-12-14 Major 17-09-09 Andy
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. David, He was commissioned on 07.08.1915, but I can not say when he went to RIR 240. Andy
  11. David, He was commissioned Lt.d.R. in RIR 216 but was killed while serving with RIR 240. Andy
  12. Chris, I think it is "Nervenshok"- a misspelling of Nervenschock???. Andy
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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