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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. Will post more later....but here is an interesting citation
  4. Great stuff as ever Dave, I appreciate you taking the time to clarify.....now I know you have a picture......
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Glenn many thanks really thats appreciated...
  8. 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
  9. Almost impossible to research WW1 Indian medals, at best a google search of the regiment
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Single BWM entitled to a pair, Labour Corps, No indication from his MIC as to a specific unit, his SWB spells his name as "Mnatzakanin" he served from the 13 May 1918 to the 29 August 1919. His medals were initially returned and reissued in 1930. The BWM was found in a flea market in Nice which is consistent with his history. In France, his name was "Georges Constantin Mnatzakanian- he was Armenian- born 12 January 1893 at Tiflis, Georgia. There is a sole mention of him in "Journal Officiel de la Republique: Lois et Decrets" for August 1931- there he is listed as a tailor (of clothin
  14. Single 1915 Star 57425 Sjt G Thorn, Theatre of War Africa (4c) commissioned July 1918 (no war time details have been found (Papers WO 339/139275) His brother Frederick William was killed 30/9/18 in 10th RWK .George married 1926 Winifred Hilda Bickerton. They both died same year 1974. Harrow County School for Boys, Deputy Headmaster "Last term saw the retirement of Mr. George Thorn, the Deputy Headmaster, after completing nearly forty years of devoted service to the school. The mere mention of such a span of time can convey little, or much, according to one's viewpoi
  15. Brian, fantastic, sorry for the delay in responding traveling, best regards
  16. Dave thats great, gives me something to work on, thanks
  17. Try as I might I cannot find any note of this Bataillon, he was originally Jäger Regt zu Pferde Nr 9, any help gratefully received, thanks, Paul
  18. Looks like after the war he went to Australia he died in 1939 the KPM was for gallantry
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