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  1. 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
  2. Thank you Simon, would you have any photographs of the good Colonel
  3. If anyone could add to this most excellent research by Rick & Glenn I would welcome it..as ever many thanks, Paul
  4. Glenn, been after this for years....really really appreciate this...
  5. 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
  6. Nice group to a Gefreiter in 3rd Marine Brigade Lowenfeld, welcome your thoughts
  7. Nice group to Franz Langheinz Leutnant Grenadier-Regiment 2, wounded and POW...awarded Hessian medal and EK2 & 1, if anyone has any further details on Herr Langheinz please let me know ? as ever many thanks, Paul
  8. Name:Calvin S. Hildreth Birth Date:11 Apr 1896 Birth Place:Dalton, Massachusetts, USA Serial Number:41373 Residence Place:Hallowell Military Date:31 Mar 1919 Comments:Enl: RA Ft. Slocum, N. Y., June 1/17. Pvt; Pvt 1st cl Jan. 7/18. Org: Co D 48 Inf to Aug. 14/17; MG Co 2 Inf to disch. Eng: St Mihiel; Aisne-Marne; Meuse-Argonne; Defensive Sector. Received citation. Awarded French Croix de Guerre. Wounded in action: About Oct. 5/18. Overseas: Sept. 7/17 to Feb. 2/19. Hon disch on demob: Mar. 31, 1919.
  9. Will post more later....but here is an interesting citation
  10. Great stuff as ever Dave, I appreciate you taking the time to clarify.....now I know you have a picture......
  11. can I also add this to the mix....without going against Ricks research...here is another.....Kerrsenbrock of the same regiment...could this also be "Anton"...???? given the date of 1915 on the binos https://www.trinity.ox.ac.uk/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/TrinityReport_WEB.pdf
  12. Many years ago Rick assisted me in identifying a pair of binoculars I have named to “Graf Anton Kerssenbrock” he was killed in action with Infantry Battalion 702 in Palestine on the 29 March 1918 i am looking for any further information or mention in any period historys and if possible a photograph of him....as ever many thanks, Paul PS I have found his service record online which confirms the award of the EK2 ANTONIUS Graf von KORFF genannt Schmissing-Kerssenbrock was born 30 June 1895 at the family estate in Brinck, son of former Vatican Guard Lieutenant and even
  13. Glenn many thanks really thats appreciated...
  14. A friend in Russia has just researched a St George cross of mine...how do I research the regiment...any help gratefully received..thanks, Paul This cross was awarded to: Soldier Mikhail EFREMOV 9th Emperor Peter the Great's Ingermanland Infantry Regiment, 3rd Kaluga Infantry Division For distinction in combat 8.03.1915
  15. Almost impossible to research WW1 Indian medals, at best a google search of the regiment
  16. This has been researched to death by various British medal groups...no British service personnel have never been awarded the PH, however many British and foreign born US service personnel have...nor if by some fluke would they be allowed to except or wear it
  17. WW1 Victory medal to 9/2143A, L/Cpl A.V. Andersen N.Z.E.F, . Arthur Valentine Andersen AKA Anderson, served with the 15th (NZ Company) Imperial Camel Corps from July 1916 (under Capt Tolmer (5 officers 125 men) until Sept 1917 when he was found unfit and returned to New Zealand (discharged January 1918). He enlisted along with his brother George from the New Zealand Mounted Rifles He took part in the battle of Magdhaba in the Sinai On returning home he went back to his work as a farmer in WW2 he tried to enlist twice once in 1940 and 1942 both times found to be unfit, he died in 19
  18. Single British war medal, Australian issue named "O.W.S. McCall Y.M.C.A." Doctorate Divinity 1924 and Doctorate of Literature 1942 International Lecturer on International affairs and theology Born 12 September 1885 Flemington, Victoria, Educated University of Melbourne, ordained in 1912, Minister of the Methodist Church of Australia, Methodist conference 1912-21, He married Florence May in 1914. In 1914, just after his marriage he traveled to England with his wife for what purpose its not known and leaving to return to Australia in 1915 on the SS Medina. In 1918 he
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