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  1. Morning Andreas, yes, in Husaren-Regiment Nr. 14. Here his promotion from Unteroffizier to Portepee-Fähnrich on 9 December 1869 as listed in the Militär-Wochenblatt. Regards Glenn
  2. Andreas, everything I have seen would lead me to the progression from Avantegeur (Fanhnenjunker), Unteroffizier and then Fähnrich. Occasionally one sees promotion to Fähnrich from the rank of Gefreiter. One has to understand that these promotions were very rapid and followed only a relatively short period of service. Regards Glenn
  3. He is described as a "Fahnenjunker" in Möller-Witten's history of the Orden Pour le Mérite. As active officers for the most part were of course volunteers, the term "Freiwilliger" is in a sense correct. The term used at the time for those individuals who entered service directly in a unit with a view to a commission was "Avantegeur". As can be seen from the extract from the Militär-Wochenblatt issue 88 of 22 July 1871, the then Unteroffizier Mudra of the Garde-Pionier-Bataillon was promoted to Portepee-Fähnrich on 15 July 1871. Regards Glenn
  4. Hi, Line Kürassier officers wore white shoulder board underlay and white epaulette fields regardless of regimental facing colour. Regards Glenn
  5. As can be seen from his entry in this Stammliste from Grenadier-Regiment Nr. 1, Dr. Bobrik was not originally a career medical officer (hence he did not attend the Kaiser Wilhelms-Akademie and has no entry in that organisation's Stammliste). Following his lengthy tour with GR 1, he was promoted to Oberstabsarzt 2. Klasse on 30 July 1885 and appointed as the garrison medical officer in Danzig. On 15 May 1886 he was appointed as the regimental medical of Kürassier-Regiment Nr. 3. On 28 February 1891 he was awarded the Character of an Oberstabsarzt 1. Klasse (Major) and received a Patent as such on 24 October 1891. On 3 April 1897 he was appointed as the Divisions-Arzt (restyled as Generaloberarzt on 31 March 1898) of the 2. Division with a Patent of 24 April 1896. He was transferred in the same capacity to the 1. Division on 28 March 1899 and retired on 18 August 1903 with the Character of a Generalarzt. He was promoted to Assistenz-Arzt 1. Klasse on 16 May 1868 and to Stabsartz on 20 February 1872. Regards Glenn
  6. Andreas, I do not have a place of birth at this time. However, he actually entered Fußartillerie-Regiment Nr. 2 as an "Avantegeur" (Fahnenjunker) in October 1874. He was initially promoted to the rank of Unteroffizier and subsequently to Portepee-Fähnrich on 15 May 1875. He was not a former cadet. Regards Glenn
  7. Hello Andreas, yes, he is the former Hannoverian Kronprinz Dragoner officer. He had two Patents as a Premier-Lieutenant, the earlier from Hannover and then the November 1866 seniority once incorporated into the Prussian army. He was indeed initially assigned to HR 8 in 1867 and did not enter 2. GUR until 1887 as its commander. Please find below his entry from Kleist's "Die Generale der Königlich Preußischen Armee von 1840-1890". See also his entry in the Militär-Wochenblatt (Annex to Issue 11 of 16 March 1867, page 13) Regards Glenn
  8. Hi Andreas, I have seen nothing to suggest that he was ever promoted to Oberst. He is still shown in the "Liste der verabschiedeten, Generale, Stabsoffiziere und Hauptleute der Königl. Preuss. Armee" of 1913 as an Oberstleutnant a.D. Regards Glenn
  9. Hi Christian, I found another source that in fact I have had for years: Ruhestands-Schematismus der Österreichisch-Ungarischen Armee für 1914. Although only retired officers are listed, it does indeed list foreign orders. Regards Glenn
  10. Morning chaps, I am assuming he is Ludwig Ulrich Martin Fritz Trützschler von Falkenstein, born 9 February 1878 in Weimar. Formerly of the Kaiser Alexander Garde-Grenadier-Regiment Nr. 1, he retired from active military service on 17 October 1907. Promoted to Hauptmann a.D. on 1 November 1914 as the adjutant of the commandant of Berlin. Regards Glenn
  11. Charles, lots of questions there! 1. in peacetime generally speaking no Landwehr cavalry exercise units were formed for manoeuvres. Hence no NCOs and troopers‘ standard Landwehr uniform. On mobilisation, however, Landwehr cavalry regiments etc were formed by active cavalry regiments and the NCOs and troopers were equipped in the style of the formation unit. However, Landwehr cavalry officers could attend peacetime manoeuvres and were also required to if they desired promotion to qualify for higher rank. They consequently did have a uniform of a standard pattern. 2. it very much depended on the motivation, personal situation and desire for advancement of the individual officer. Probably most Landwehr officers were quite content to serve their obligatory term in the Landwehr with the least inconvenience to their civilian profession and consequently never advanced beyond subaltern rank. 3. No; the uniform was standard regardless of prior regimental affiliation. The Guards did wear a slightly different uniform to their line counterparts, i.e. Guard eagle and star etc. 4. Yes. In the case of officers, one could remain in the reserves if desired and agreed by the parent regiment. Of course, depending on the age when the non active officer aspirant was commissioned, he could be immediately commissioned into the Landwehr. Regards Glenn
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