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Hello : Navy , Matrosenregiment but where ? not in Flanders or North Sea , except during a hot summer . Is someone able to read the hellish characters ? 

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Hello. Here is my readingof these "hellish characters":

Willy zum Andenken an ???

27.4.18

Wo er 40 Jahre wurde

Sergeant Jacob

Stellv. Stabsfeldwebel

zu seinem Geburtstag 27.4.18

Bernhard H. Holst

who started school reading and writing these hellish characters on a slate

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Hello!

I wonder about the Stabsfeldwebel. That rank didn´t exist in the german navy. The Stabsfeldwebel was introduced in 1938!

Well, the straw-hat was stil in use at african stations and on surverying ships in the south seas.

The branch-patch is, if it is golden:

Oberschreiber, Obermeistermaat or Obersanitätsmaat of the "Matrosendivisionen"

If it is silver:

Schreiber, Meidstersmaat or Sanitätsmaat of the "Werftdivisionen"

But I just see, the "pennnats" of the crown are quite short. They don´t reach the width of the ancor, so it probably is silver, which indicates him as an "Oberbottelier"

 

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The sleeve patch is most certainly not a metallic one on this work jumper. The color of the crown with ribbons and anchor have to be yellow, which indicates the branches that the Prussian has listed for golden.

Chip 

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If this offends anyone please remove, this is what I concealed on the bayonet, which may indicated "Africa", does this help ?

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