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Kásás Adrian Árpád

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Greetings all, I have recently returned home from a visit to the Budapest Military Archives; where I was lucky enough to be able to arrange a viewing of my great-grandfather's full military records. Unfortunately I only have very little conversational Hungarian, so I have taken photos of every document in the file. I wanted to ask if there are any members on here who may be able to help translate/deciefer these documents. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated, as Google-translate is proving frustrating. Thanks in advance, Kásás Adrian Árpád. 

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Hello,

i’d love to see some pictures of the documents 

have you a large haul to struggle through??

tony

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Hello , My Hungarian is limited ,but  if you post pictures of the documents perhaps i could help

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Hi guys, currently at work but will post some pictures when I get chance. Thanks for the replies. AAK. 

12 hours ago, Farkas said:

Hello,

i’d love to see some pictures of the documents 

have you a large haul to struggle through??

tony

As my Hungarian is limited, I had to just photograph everything. Have worked out a few details already, but struggling with the language as a lot of it is obviously  handwritten. 

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Hi Kasas, Gents

Some great paperwork!

i think you have been lucky with the handwriting- it could have been a lot worse!

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If I may start the ball rolling......

 

To me, the record appears to have been rewritten in 1921 which is why some dates are listed in reverse. Entries post 1921 are listed forward.

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1 : Awards

2 : Assigment / posting

3 : Reassignment 

4 : Other details / other notes

 

also

Rendelet: decree/statute

idoponja : time

allomany : file/staff

 

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This section above shows the dates he was promoted.

Hadnagy  :  Lieutenant 

Szazados  :  Captain

Ornagy  :   Major

Al Ezredes  : Colonel

 

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10 awards.

 

#4 awarded first then 3,2 and 1.

then later #5 - 10

 

My guess below.  I repeat guess!

1. ??

2. Karl Frontline Cross

3. Bronze Bravery (1st class or repeat award)

4. Bronze Bravery (2nd class)

5. ??

6. Silver (Bravery?) 1st class

7. Hungarian campaign medal

8. Austrian campaign medal

9. Bulgarian(?) campaign medal

10. German campaign medal. (Hindenburg Kreuz : HK)

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Thats all I’ve got Gents!!

tony

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I think you will find that 'alezredes' is actually Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant Colonel). ezredes is Oberst/Colonel.

Her last served in the 23 Honvéd Infantry Regiment.

Medal No1. Order of the Iron Crown 3rd Class with 'kreigs' decoration and swords

Medal No 2. Bronze Signum Laudis

Medal  No. 3 Large Silver Bravery

Medal No. 4 Small silver Bravery

Medals No 5 through 10  are post 1918 medals.

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...just my 2cents

1. Military Merit Cross 3rd Class with WD and Swords

2. Bronze Military Merit Medal  (Signum Laudis)  - issue Karl

3. Silver Bravery Medal 1st Class

4. Silver Bravery Medals 2nd Class

5. KTK - Karl Army Cross

6. Medal for Injury - for one time

7. Commemorative Hungarian Medal

8. Commemorative Austrian Medal

9. Commemorative Bulgarian Medal

10. Commemorative German Medal

 

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After reviewing the documents again I think your response is spot on.

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Hello , I can add that Vitez means Hero , Zaszlos ,ensign , Hadnagy ,lieutenant ,Fohadnagy , first lieutenant , Sazsados ,captain ,Ornagy ,major , and Alezredes ,lieutenant colonel.

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Hi gents

if I ever make it to the Vienna Archives for my Grandfathers records, if you agree, you will all be ‘called up’ again! 

22 hours ago, Ian said:

I think you will find that 'alezredes' is actually Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant Colonel). ezredes is Oberst/Colonel.

Her last served in the 23 Honvéd Infantry Regiment.

Medal No1. Order of the Iron Crown 3rd Class with 'kreigs' decoration and swords

Medal No 2. Bronze Signum Laudis

Medal  No. 3 Large Silver Bravery

Medal No. 4 Small silver Bravery

Medals No 5 through 10  are post 1918 medals.

 

20 hours ago, tifes said:

...just my 2cents

1. Military Merit Cross 3rd Class with WD and Swords

2. Bronze Military Merit Medal  (Signum Laudis)  - issue Karl

3. Silver Bravery Medal 1st Class

4. Silver Bravery Medals 2nd Class

5. KTK - Karl Army Cross

6. Medal for Injury - for one time

7. Commemorative Hungarian Medal

8. Commemorative Austrian Medal

9. Commemorative Bulgarian Medal

10. Commemorative German Medal

 

19 hours ago, Bayern said:

Hello , I can add that Vitez means Hero , Zaszlos ,ensign , Hadnagy ,lieutenant ,Fohadnagy , first lieutenant , Sazsados ,captain ,Ornagy ,major , and Alezredes ,lieutenant colonel.

To Ian, tifes & Bayern....

Re: these records, in particular, the awards/medals, may I ask about your knowledge a little please....

i guessed #4 and 3 as bronze because of his lower rank at the time of issue

and

#6 I guessed at silver because of the S and the 935.

I doubt I will ever try and read a Hungarian document such as this again! but I am curious and wonder are you Gents familiar and could recognise these records at a glance or do you look these things up perhaps? It is all new to me. It took me hours to put my post together!

I joined this forum just over a year ago and you all amaze me time and again with your superpowers!

tony

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Dear Tony,

I speak several languages but unfortunately not Hungarian. I know like 20, maybe 30 words and that´s pretty much all.

However, there is always a system. Orders and decorations are in ranking, highest one at the 1st position then going down to the last one. I am 100% positive about No.3 and No.4. Why?...these symbols were used already in A-H methodology. Empty circle with "2" equals "Silberne Tapferkeitsmedaille 2te Klasse" (Silver Bravery medal 2nd class), then No3 (empty circle with "1") is "Silberne Tapferkeitsmedaille 1ste Klasse" (Silver Bravery medal 2nd class). He had got them obviously as ensign. No2 must be something higher. There is clearly word "Bronz" and "Karol". It´s pretty much obvious, but for being sure I put to google "Militär" (Military) and "Verdienstmedaille" (Medal for Merit) and it´s "katonai" and " Érdemes érdemek "  and in the document there is "kant-é-é". So it is  Bronze Military Merit Medal  (Signum Laudis)  - issue Karl. No1 must be something even higher. What did A-H officers usually get as the first officer´s decoration after Signum Laudis?  - Military Merit Cross 3rd class. I have put to google these three words and I have got "katonai" then " érdem " then " kereszt". Whats can you see in the document? - "Kék" and  then "3" and "O" which is for " osztály" - "class" and in the brackets you have symbol for war decoration and swords, exactly like in A-H records. No5 - it´s sure that he saw real warfare so there must be somewhere Karl-Truppen Kreuz - ranking below all bravery medals. Once again you put it to google and you find that acronym "K-ésk" pretty much corresponds to it. No6 must be something ranking below KTK. What can it be in case of young 2nd lieutenant/1st lieutenant? There is very little left in real life. He never saw action before WWI. He wasn't even in military before autumn 1914. In A-H records the Medal for Wound (Verwundetenmedaille) was marked by capital letter "V" and there was number for how many times it was awarded, each time for a wound, going from 1 to 5. "Wound" in Hungarian is "Seb" and then all commemorative medals starting with Hungary as his own motherland, then Austria, Bulgaria and the last one it´s Germany. Here we go...       

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Hello tony ,personally during the early spring of 1993 i went to Budapest, there I bought a book about the Hungarian Honved . from his creation until 1918, the book beatifully ilustrated was in Hungarian ,but with a German abreviated translation .

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Gents..... thank you

i’m no youngster at 48 but am a late comer to the internet.

There used to be less I should know!

Living and learning thanks

tony

 

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tony ,I am a 64 year old ,and i just entered into Internet at 57 yo.

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On 29/11/2018 at 02:43, tifes said:

...just my 2cents

1. Military Merit Cross 3rd Class with WD and Swords

2. Bronze Military Merit Medal  (Signum Laudis)  - issue Karl

3. Silver Bravery Medal 1st Class

4. Silver Bravery Medals 2nd Class

5. KTK - Karl Army Cross

6. Medal for Injury - for one time

7. Commemorative Hungarian Medal

8. Commemorative Austrian Medal

9. Commemorative Bulgarian Medal

10. Commemorative German Medal

 

Thank you all for your input, especially on the medals section. Am trying to find out more info as I go along, specifically about where he served. I know he was on the eastern front in the Ukraine, as he won one of his medals there. Here are the medals of his that I own. AK.

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