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Chris Boonzaier

Best Jäger group ever! But not Bavarian :-(

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Sorting out my stuff I stumbled across this....

Unfortunately not Bavarian, so not long for this world.... but a fantastic group nevertheless.... notice, 2 field issued EK docs.... then later 2 large docs from the battalion. On the battalion docs the battles are filled in by hand and the entries corresponds to his actions up until the time for that award... another thing, often overlooked..... an EK1 for a Gefreiter is rarer than a PLM for an officer.... they are really very, very, very scarce..... im1.thumb.jpg.6d56a9202adb9be85d85ec6acc0ec3b9.jpgim2.thumb.jpg.22730065630c1e74ee15a068df53338c.jpgim3.thumb.jpg.ed7782b4915ecae0f05784d074fb9eb0.jpgim4.thumb.jpg.e58ef0856b5f1c7c03ca8573626a59e7.jpgim5.thumb.jpg.0a67270e8c52734d03424c8928b4d79f.jpgim6.thumb.jpg.d31b7a37d9e44b5a4d69e1c7190d3a69.jpgim7.thumb.jpg.251fb42ee0e04dbfbc9c674214c74867.jpg

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19 hours ago, Chris Boonzaier said:

Sorting out my stuff I stumbled across this....

Unfortunately not Bavarian, so not long for this world.... but a fantastic group nevertheless.... notice, 2 field issued EK docs.... then later 2 large docs from the battalion. On the battalion docs the battles are filled in by hand and the entries corresponds to his actions up until the time for that award... another thing, often overlooked..... an EK1 for a Gefreiter is rarer than a PLM for an officer.... they are really very, very, very scarce..... 

Being in a Guards-affiliated unit probably helped. Reserve-Jäger-Bataillon Nr. 15 was raised by the Ersatz-Abteilung of the Garde-Jäger-Bataillon.  The signatory on the EK1 document is Friedrich v. Weyrauch from the 5.GRzF.  That on the EK1 and wound badge documents is later SS-Oberführer and Oberst d.R.z.V. Eduard Bornhausen.  

According to the battalion history, through 25.12.1918, RJB 15 received one HOH3X, 1 Gold.MVK, 57 EK1s, 1587 EK2s, 178 other German state awards, and 1 Turkish, 34 Austro-Hungarian and 65 Bulgarian war decorations.

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Hi Dave,

 

superb! Thanks.

I did not know there was a guard connection, but it seems you nailed it, he was originally in the 4. Garde regt zu Fuß

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Great Group. The fact that the guy was an Wuertemberger is not a disadvantage and don’t have any negative effects to the price.

kind regard

Alex

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3 minutes ago, jaba1914 said:

Great Group. The fact that the guy was an Wuertemberger is not a disadvantage and don’t have any negative effects to the price.

kind regard

Alex

Indeed, the down side is a group like this is hard to sell... as a group it is worth less than the price of the individual parts.....

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