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Help with Gepruft stamp in Infantry Waffenrock

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This infantry Waffen oak has a stamp which reads “Gepruft ____________ 115”.  I’ve got some guesses as to the other letters, but am I tesetest in opinions.  The middle of the stamping is kind of light, so I tried to fool around with the colors to make it stand out better.  Any thoughts appreciated! 

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Looks like it might read Stab; staff or HQ of IR ( infantry regt}. 115.

 

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Thanks much!  I thought it might be “I.R.”!  

Please forgive the rookie question - it’s my first German uniform.  

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Wow.... that looks like a promising start indeed!!! lets see the rest of it! :-)

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For sure!  Here’s the whole thing.

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Sorry - not sure why the pics are rotated, and my photography skills leave much to be desired.  

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Thanks! 

 

Yep - those are the shouldersraps.  “KS” for Kriegsschule.  I’m not sure of the letter below - is it a W?  

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Thanks again!  These old-style German letters befuddle me! 

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By the way, the positioning of the award loops - is that indicative of a wound badge, other combat-type badge (like an infantry-assault badge), or could be other things?  Again, sorry for the rookie questions.  

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I am guessing he was an NCO in Darmstadt (115th), was maybe wounded then sent to the School? Try a wound and assault badge, the wound badge loops will usually be closer together

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Got it - thanks again! 

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