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  1. And the certificate for the South west africa commemorative medal in bronze for fighters. Signed by von Heeringen, here you can find more about von Heeringen: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/August_von_Heeringen Unfortunately is only the certifiacte for Crown Order with swords missing But I´m still looking for that certificate Hope you´ll enjoy it Best wishes Karsten
  2. A very interesting photo which shows the survivors of the battle of OWIKOKORERO!! During this famous battle Oblt. zS Hermann was the chief of the maschine gun. On that photo you can see Oblt. zS Hermann seriously injured lying on the bed. On that group photo you can also see: Leutnant and Adjutant Schäfer Assistenzarzt Dr. Jansen Freiwilliger Arzt Dr. Kräger Stabsarzt Dr. Wiemann
  3. the PRE-1918 ribbon bar, with the following orders: Iron Cross II (27.January 1915) Crown Order IV. with swords (11.August 1904) the prussian lifesaving medal (12.July 1908) South west africa commemorative medal with miniature clasp Hereroland (23. August 1907)
  4. Hello Albert, sorry for my late reply. I don´t think so that we can find your guy in my little photo collection. I have only these two photos which shows Habicht-veterans and nobody of them seems to be Obermaschinist Paul Hochstein. Futhermore I have the estate of Oblt. zur See Hermann who was part of the landing party and who took part on the (well-known) battle of OWIKOKORERO. But there are no pictures of the gunboat Habicht and their crew, unfortunately. I will post some pictures here. At first Friedrich Hermann after the WW1. With the ribbon bar on his chest. There you can
  5. Very interesting estate then. Congratulates But I don´t think that Obermaschinist Paul Hochstein was part of the landing party. The engineer/ maschinist had to stay in Swakopmund. There they had to work in the job shop for reconstruct the trains. Some heater manned the locomotives because the available railway staff didn´t suffice. Best wishes Karsten
  6. Sorry for my question but why are you thinking that this a "Habicht-medal bar"? Do you have some papers? The Habicht-crew had normally the clasp HEREROLAND but some crew-members wore some more clasps. Furthermore the battle clasps were never awarded! Here some pictures of my collection
  7. @medalnet Nice bar Could it be the medal bar of Oblt. Stage??? But I´m not sure if it´s an "officer-medal-bar" Could you post perhaps the whole bar?? Best wishes Karsten
  8. Sorry but in my opinion a DSWA-medal in steel went also only to those who stayed at homes (and not to Non-Combantant)! Medicals received also the DSWA-medal in bronze for fighters (who were in DSWA!)! EVERYONE who served in DSWA received the DSWA-medal in bronze (like in China)!!! Some exceptions are only civilians (who stayed in DSWA and received the DSWA-medal in steel)!! For example the wife of governor Leutwein received the DSWA-medal in steel or a priest like August Trüten received also the DSWA-medal in steel! For example some medicals who received the DSWA-medal in bronze: Medic
  9. Hello Claudius, as Sascha said, it could also be the China- and Soutwestafrica medal in steel for stay-at-homes. So we can not say for sure that the owner was in China or africa (as a colonial-fighter) Best wishes Karsten
  10. Why overseas??? The colonial-medals (for china and africa) could also be the Non-Combatant-Versions... Best wishes Karsten
  11. Nice photo-estate! Is that right that Koslowsky received the Saxony Meiningen Military Merit Medal with clasp Afrika as a Sergeant (then there are only 2 others missing ) or did he received the Saxony Meiningen Military Merit Medal with clasp Afrika as a Unteroffizier?? Total numbers for Saxony Meiningen Military Merit Medal with clasp Afrika (for NCO´s) Bootsmannsmaat 1 Sergeant 3 Unteroffizier 5 Best wishes Karsten
  12. Hello Roman, is (or perhaps was) there a name on the backside??? The africa-veteran should be a NCO. So his SEHO-medal with swordsclasp (of Sachsen Meinigen) should he received as a "Reiter" or a "Gefreiter" or a "Unteroffizier". So there were only 15 possibilities. May be we can exclude (for the future) some unidentified bars or photos if we have some pics of named medal bars (in this case also with a face which is better for photo-collectors like us (for example Heiko and me) ). Would be very great if you have a name to that highly decorated africa-veteran Best wishes Karsten
  13. I would say that the combination is possible.... ...but I don´t like the claps! Best wishes Karsten
  14. Hello Chris, on page 9 of this Link you will find a photo of Count Waldersee... Link: http://gmic.co.uk/index.php?showtopic=20668&st=160 perhaps you can recognize more on that pic. All the best Karsten
  15. Hello Chris, don´t know if some EM (of the imperial amry!!) received the long service medal but the most soldiers should be a NCO after nine years service! In the colonies it was most common that an EM received the long service medal for 9 years but only due to the fact that colonial service was a double counting.... ....for example an EM served since 1901 in the imperial army and from 1904 to 1906 in German Southwestafria. It´s only 5 years but with his colonial service it is 9 years So he was able to receive the long service medal for 9 years. Have to check up my collection,
  16. For 100 % are those members of the Schutztruppe of GSWA! But to date it, could be very difficult or perhaps impossible. But I would assume between 1896 and 1908. Best wishes Karsten
  17. I have this following informations to Mannsbach Albert Hermann Heinrich born 25.october 1877 Fähnrich: 24.01.1899 Lt: 24.10.1899 Oblt: 9.12.1907 RM: 19.3.1913 char. M: 30.6.1920 a.D.:31.3.1920 3th February 1905 til 30.november 1906 Schutztruppe for GSWA 19.March 1913 til 28th. october 1917 Eskadron-Chef im Karabiner-Regt. KO4X 21.June 1907 A R2X 1st July 1907 SWF R2 14.July 1914 H R 4th December 1914 X to SWF R2 25th April 1915 A R1X 1st August 1915 By the way very nice pic Heiko... Best wishes Karsten
  18. Hello, here we have a certificate to another commander of the Fußartillerie-Regiment Nr. 1 His name was Martin Julius Gerhard Kadelbach! Do you have some more informations about the regiment between March and July 1918??? There you have also a face of him Best wishes Karsten
  19. Hello Heiko, nice to see that you got that pic I can add only this one! Should be 6 or 7 battle clasps! But also interesting his awards His name Max Hitz All the best Karsten
  20. Damn and cool! Cool because then it is definitely Gaedt and congrats again Heiko to that pic. and Damn because my list, which I downloaded is not completly but still a great help for researching naval members Best wishes Karsten
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