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  1. Glenn, outstanding forensic research...really appreciate you doing this
  2. Welcome to GMIC, happy to help with your research, please feel free to PM me...
  3. SR, completely agree and very forensic in your approach....lets hope someone has the book .....thanks again
  4. Nice pair of Oberst epaulettes, could these be traced to one or two, people....? many thanks, Paul
  5. Strangely been researching this today, Have found him; Leo Hermann Paul Bothke Birth 29. Sep 1887 (29 Sep 1887) (matches the document) Marriage 16. Jun 1930 (16 Jun 1930) Berlin, Berlin, Deutschland (Germany)
  6. Auguste Victor Tiffay enlisted as a volunteer in 1896, Initially serving in 4e Regiment Infanterie Coloniale and from December 1899-0ctober 1902 he served in New Caledonia Leaving the Colonial service in 1902 In 1903 he reenlisted back into the 4e Régiment d'infanterie coloniale and passed to the 24e Régiment d'infanterie coloniale and in 1905 passed to the 11e Régiment d'infanterie coloniale in Cochinchine from October 1905 until 1907, he passed to the 22e Regiment Infanterie Coloniale in 1908 then stationed in Madagascar serving from 1908 until 1914. I found his death ent
  7. The writing on the back is Tiffay's here is his signature for his LdH
  8. Small pen and ink picture, "Böttcher" can anyone help identify his regiment and if possible confirm his forenames, as ever many thanks, Paul
  9. Yes I think you are correct.. any ideas on the forename ?
  10. Legionnaire 1er Classe Johann Wagner 1904; Born 3rd September 1904 in Ternitz, Austria, (Ternitz, Neunkirchen, Lower Austria) his father was (cannot read ? Maria Wagner Someone in the family undertook compulsory conscription in the Austrian Volkswehr serving in the Regiment Hoch- und Deutschmeister (Group photo). The (Instructor) soldier in the centre with the moustache is wearing the Die Jubiläums-Kreuze 1908, The Crown Jubilee Crosses of 1908 1926, Enlisted into the French Foreign Legion, his “livret individual” is well filled in and complete dated 1926, confirming his date of
  11. Fritz Klein (* 1877 , † 1958 ) was a German officer who undertaken command operations against the British in Persia and Iraq during the First World War . He has occasionally been referred to as German Lawrence of Arabia . Klein was the son of an industrial entrepreneur from the Siegerland. He chose the military career and at the same time he went abroad. In 1904 he went on a world tour. In 1910 he took a leave of absence from the military and spent one year at the German embassies in Rio de Janeiro , Cairo and Tehran (where he learned Persian). During the First World War, he first served
  12. Thank you gentlemen as always it’s appreciated
  13. Most excellent...really appreciate you doing this ....regards, Paul
  14. Service Militaire des Chemins de Fer Kepi...with engineers buttons...4th Regiment, very little information in English so if anyone can point me in the direction of any French histories or better still the Kepi being worn...thanks for looking
  15. Lovely collection, here is my contribution , including a picture of captured vestments
  16. This tunic has now been passed to me...welcome any additional thoughts, thanks, Paul
  17. Further information has come to my attention that Dr Long was not awarded the QSA....which has save me time looking for it...!!
  18. Reunite; South African medals, plus information of his Boer war service..."In command of 30 men escorting 19 empty wagons. Lt Sheringham rode ahead to find the escort he was expecting. Instead he was captured and taken back to the convoy, which he ordered to surrender. The Boers released the men after stripping them of their arms and ammunition. The Court of Inquiry found Lt Sheringham responsible for the surrender, despite his young age (18 years) and inexperience." Just need a photograph of him !!
  19. Good news, looks like we have a reunite with his South Africa war medals...more to follow 😀
  20. Private Sidney Harold Goodwin late 219th Battalion, severely wounded 29 June 1917 at Lens with the 85th Battalion, died 1958, the interesting element is the ER2 memorial Cross confirmed as issued to his wife in 1958
  21. If I can add to the research of the Tiffany, engraved with the mans name W.C. Miller., William Charles Miller became the Commandant of the Citadel military academy 1926-31 and died in 1935, His WW1 service was with the 27th Infantry in Siberia.
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