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  1. Gentlemen, Thankyou for your responses. Rauch can be 'safely' ruled out as there is no Rauch mentioned in Schmidt-Brentano's work on Austro-Hungarian Generals. I have compared the photo to both Maximilian Lauer (not promoted to Generalmajor) and Viktor Bauer (later Feldmarschalleutnant) to my mystery GM and neither matches IMHO. I have tentatively settled on Ludwig Bauer as the most likely candidate, but to date, I have not seen any conclusive evidence to support my hypotheses.
  2. Mattyboy, You are not hijacking my thread, after all this is about sharing knowledge and us all learning something new...go for it the more the merrier. Cheers, Ian
  3. Thanks for the reply and the link. As I suspected the Communist Government destroyed or hid away the Horthy era rank lists. I am trying to ascertain the final rank of three Officers; vitéz Módly Zoltan (28 Mar 1882 – 25 Jul 1966) - Hungarian GM vitéz ruhmwerthi Rapaich Richárd (19 Jun 1882 – 09 Jun 1973) - Hungarian GM dormándi Dormándy Géza () – Hungarian ezredes?
  4. Thank you very much for the information. I am after general information, nothing specific. What title did the rank list have and are any of them available on-line (especially the early ones pre 1930's)? Regards, Ian
  5. Gentlemen, Maybe a silly question, but did the Hungarian Honved produce rank lists during the period 1919 to 1938? I suspect that there nothing produced between 1919 to around 1925. Thanks, Ian
  6. Hi Glenn, All good 'down under' as I hope it is with you. Many thanks for identifying my Oberst. Regards, Ian
  7. Hi, I have been collecting photos of Johanniterorden for a short while and recently secured the attached photo. I thought I new who it might be, but I was wrong. Can someone put a name to my Johanniterorden Rechtsritter please.
  8. Ian

    I read your very interesting post on the k.u.k. Seefliegertruppe and was wondering if you have any information on the career of Reinhold Haschke?

    Greeting from Australia


  9. Good question! No idea really, but I am pretty certain that the numbers of awarded to Germans was annotated anywhere in the Austro-Hungarian records (happy to be corrected). Regards, Ian
  10. The rank looks more like rosettes than stars to m. I suspect he is some sort of Hungarian Beamte - Oberleutnant/Fohadnagyok equivalent. Theses rosettes were progressively introduced from approx. Dec 1909.
  11. Gentlemen, I had to search again for the photo of Bauer von Bauerntal as I had not 'saved' it. Picture is on the Austrian State Archives site. As you can see the signature doesn't match. I have also added a photo of FML Rudolf Obauer von Bannerfeld , but once again I don't think so. A search on-line has provided little information on Tit. GM Anton Bauer and it appears he was not recalled during the war. That leaves GM Ludwig Bauer von Markaszeg (no picture). But why would a Hungarian speaking Officer leave a dedication in German? There was also an Oberst Alois v. Bauer (no photo) who was pensioned in 1915, and is not listed in Antonio Schmidt- Brentano's work on Austro-Hungarian Generals. So I think he can be ruled out. Your assistance to date is very much appreciated. Regards, Ian.
  12. Thankyou for the information. I can add the following: I have located a photo of Leopold Bauer von Bauernthal and feel 99.9% confident that I can rule him out. In the photo I have seen Leopold is younger looking and is wearing glasses. There is a Tit. GM Anton Bauer who was pensioned in Feb 1913 and I am wondering if he was recalled and this could be the mystery GM. Also a Ludwig Bauer von Markaszeg pensioned in 1910, and recalled in 1914. He was Hungarian. After recall he was the Stationkmdt. in Miskolcz and it doesn't seem likely that he would be my man Regards, Ian
  13. I will keep my fingers crossed that you can help with the ID of this Generalmajor. Regards, Ian
  14. A valid point and I am remiss not to have thought of that. Modified picture attached.
  15. Hi Dave, Thanks for the reply. My first instinct was 'Rauch", but as previously written there was no 'Rauch' in the list of Generals. As for the Bauer's I have all but eliminated them via crude facial recognition. Not Leopold v. Hauer as you correctly state he was a Gen der Kav by that stage. Could he be a Hungarian? I very much doubt it, but one never knows. Regards, Ian
  16. After a search of Austro-Hungarian Generals there is no listing for a Rauch, nor can I match the other possible suggestions you put forward. The search continues. Ian
  17. Thankyou for the response, it is very much appreciated . I will chase down those leads and let you know. Ian
  18. Signature is for an Austro-Hungarian Generalmajor, but no one over at the Austro-Hungarian Empire topic has been able to assist. So in desperation I have come here hoping that some one maybe able to decipher the name. Mein Bosniak "Flock" Juli 1916 Thanks in advance, Ian
  19. I hope someone will be able to decipher the this signature for me please? I understand the salutation is as follows: Mein Bosniak "Flock" Juli 1916 , GM
  20. A slightly different view of the K.u.k. Flussminenabteilung ribbon.
  21. The two sailors in the back row wearing the white jackets are Austro-Hungarian, but the other sailors are German. From what I can make out the Austro-Hungarians are from the support vessel SMS GÄA, so Cattaro Bay as a location for the photo is a very real possibility.
  22. I would be amazed if it fooled any one..
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