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  1. Small pen and ink picture, "Böttcher" can anyone help identify his regiment and if possible confirm his forenames, as ever many thanks, Paul
  2. Yes I think you are correct.. any ideas on the forename ?
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Thank you gentlemen as always it’s appreciated
  6. Most excellent...really appreciate you doing this ....regards, Paul
  7. 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
  8. Lovely collection, here is my contribution , including a picture of captured vestments
  9. This tunic has now been passed to me...welcome any additional thoughts, thanks, Paul
  10. Further information has come to my attention that Dr Long was not awarded the QSA....which has save me time looking for it...!!
  11. 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 !!
  12. Good news, looks like we have a reunite with his South Africa war medals...more to follow 😀
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. Recently picked up a single British War Medal to 4251 A/Sgt Frederick Sullivan, 19th Battalion AIF (10th Reinforcement), Killed in Action 3 May 1917 DCM (recommended for the Victoria Cross) Enlisted 7 December 1915. Lived 339 Alfred Street, North Sydney, New South Wales Served with the 19th Battalion AIF (10th Reinforcement), Killed in Action 3 May 1917, Distinguished Conduct Medal 'For conspicuous gallantry during operations. He went out and found a wounded soldier(Mackey) about 40 yards from the enemy's trenches. He then returned for a volunteer, and with Private Weaver went bac
  16. Thank you Simon, would you have any photographs of the good Colonel
  17. If anyone could add to this most excellent research by Rick & Glenn I would welcome it..as ever many thanks, Paul
  18. Glenn, been after this for years....really really appreciate this...
  19. I am trying to ascertain the forenames and medal entitlement to Oberst Niemoller also confirm war time service Leutnant 14.01.93 Oberleutnant 16.01.01 Qq Hauptmann 10.09.08 O4o Major 18.04.15 Ww charakterisiert Oberstleutnant aD, alive in 1926 to Oberst Niemöller , Infantry Regiment 69 in 1914 Joined the German army 19 September 1891 and transferred to the Marines 2 July 1900. Presumably back to the army when promoted to Captain in 1908 (still Marines in the Navy 1908 Rank List as Oberleutnant) Leutnant 14.01.93, Oberleutnant 16.01.01, Hauptmann 10.09.08, Major
  20. Nice group to a Gefreiter in 3rd Marine Brigade Lowenfeld, welcome your thoughts
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