Chris Boonzaier

By the Numbers.... Numbered helmet covers.....

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I have often wondered how many, if any, collect these by the numbers....

They are often called "March Out" photos and in many cases were robably the last photo taken by the young men in them.

Infanterie Regiment 114

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Reserve Infanterie Regiment 241

Rudolf Seedorf, Killed on the 12th September 1916 at Bouchavenes

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ID: 12   Posted (edited)

Feldartillerie Batterie Nr.901.

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Edited by Chip

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This one a bit of an exception as there are guy in it....

Infaterie Regiment 28

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2 Pics of the Reserve Infanterie Regiment 37, I think one a Studio pic, one probably in the Verdun Area

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Remember this thread? http://gmic.co.uk/index.php/topic/41133-total-total-total-confusion/?hl=munitions#entry380548

After this discussion, and what I've seen collecting artillery regiments, I've come to the conclusion that 900s are all Munitions Columns.

Where is Chip these days?

Ahhh... I had forgotten that thread.

Chip is not yet retired... has less time than you ;-)

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ID: 19   Posted (edited)

Ahhh... I had forgotten that thread.

Chip is not yet retired... has less time than you ;-)

A misconception about my being fully retired. I have indeed retired from active military service. But as of mid-October I went back to work at a full-time civilian job...

But once I get the War Room organized, I'll be able to much more efficently contribute to these threads, as I know I have some photos with helmet covers in my collection. Everything is just too difficult to pull out in its current storage mode.

Edited by IrishGunner

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ID: 23   Posted (edited)

I´ve got an atypicaly one.

Not the script upon the helmet. This Landsturm unit shows the army-corps number too!

XIII.12 (Landsturm-Infanterie-Bataillon Ellwangen, Württemberg). In this case 3rd company (note the window on the right)

Edited by The Prussian

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