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  1. A little addition: Walter and his brother Max are listed in the Rememberance Book of the Imperial Association of Jewish Front-Soldiers (Gedenkbuch des Reichsbund jüdischer Frontsoldaten (RjF)). RiP Utffz. GUMPRICH Max Münster, Westf. 08.07.1891 Münster, Westf. 18.09.1916 3. I. R. 16 658 Lnt, GUMPRICH Walter
  2. You are very likely correct on his religious background - the Yad Vashem Shoah victims database lists quite a number of Gumprichs and several of them from Münster. Greetings
  3. Hi Glenn, I will try to order earlier Bekleidungsvorschriften through my library-network-service, let's see what happens in times of disease... (I will let you know the results). Thanks for the book tip - I did not have Radecke on the list but just found out my local library will give it to me 😉 I agree on your further comments. When writing my question I thought primarily about ww1-veterans who later joined the police after the war had ended. There were quite a lot of them (among the officers they must have dominated) and enough held out until after 1932 when they had pictures made
  4. Dear Glenn, thanks for your reply - I did not have this Bekleidungsvorschrift before in its original Form! Do you perhaps happen to know of / have available any earlier Bekleidungsvorschriften where decorations are mentioned? As I wrote before: I find it very curious that over the years most of the pictures of policemen from the 1920s mostly lack (definitely existant) medals except the Sportabzeichen (sports badge). And if it was allowed to wear them on the uniform in public this would be very strange, wouldn't it? Greetings ArHo
  5. Dear all, looking at my Weimar police pictures I noted that in the early years one can seldom see men, who had definitely earned ww1 medals / orders, wearing them on their uniform. I know that towards the end of the Weimar Republic the wearing of such decorations was explicitely allowed in different variants. But my question to the members of this forum is: Was it ever explicitely and officially forbidden for Weimar Policemen to wear their decorations? If any of you knows more about this topic I would love to hear about it / be grateful for any reading / sources tips - the
  6. Hi all, though I do not know it for sure this may be a father with his sons - if this is true, it may be one of the German military families with most EKs for the war 1870/71. Of course it may also "just" be a meeting of close family members serving in the military, but I somehow like the thought of father and sons. I would date it before 20. May 1871 because none of them wears the Kriegsdenkmünze. Unfortunately there was no name accompanying the picture. So does perhaps anyone "know" or recognize the "old man" with general's rank to the right? Happy to hear from you! ArHo
  7. If we try to figure out who the person pictured is - given he indeed wears the goldene Militär-Sanitäts-Ehrenzeichen (which I find likely) - we may take into account that Stabsarzt Dr. Carl Philipp Ahles died in 1846 aged 74 years. So he was born ca. 1772. This means that, given that the Ludwigs-Orden was instated in 1827, he has to have been already 55 years of age when he was painted. I have to say that the man pictures does not look like a 55 years old man to me (but of course he may haven been pimped by the painter or simply be wearing a wig...). So I would opt for Eichheimer, his curlines
  8. Thank you Laurentius - it is always a joy to see paintings that have been made with this love of detail down to the buttons! I congratulate you on this beautiful piece of art and history👍
  9. Christope, if you know for sure that the name on the man on your photo was Borßdorf than you will find what he did in 1870/71 in the book I posted the link to - he is mentioned several times in name. There was no other Borßdorf in the Saxon army in these days. Cheers!
  10. Achja, this seems to go on and on... Thanks for posting, I guess it is important to decoment these pictures to avoid more people getting fooled 😉 @Djedj I would love to see the Vorlage for any one of these - I had guessed that they were fabricated before (whole or in part) but of course the quality of the images given is not good enough. Here are the ones from two other auctions in October and November (the "sideburns"-guy) I post here, also of course for no other than documentary reasons. It looks like someone "faked" (?) a whole album that was ripped up later and sold in part some
  11. @laurentius An impressive picture! I do not want to bother you but I would love to see the medals as closeup! Cheers!
  12. ArHo

    French WW1 Soldier

    You can research french war dead here: ttps://www.memoiredeshommes.sga.defense.gouv.fr/en/article.php?larub=80&titre=-morts-pour-france-during-the-first-world-war Your man may be this one: https://www.memoiredeshommes.sga.defense.gouv.fr/en/arkotheque/client/mdh/base_morts_pour_la_france_premiere_guerre/detail_fiche.php?ref=702052&debut=0 Cheers
  13. But what is he wearing under the belt? We can clearly see that there is "something" with a "straight" outerside (like a cross). I would guess the Saxon Erinnerungskreuz 1866? There is only one man called Borßdorf since 1866 (Leutnant der Reitenden Artillerie) and until 1877 (Rittmeister 2. Husaren, I did not check later) he had not received any other orders... What do you think? Good explanation (= all his Saxon stuff in front of all the Prussian stuff?)?
  14. I think he means the Königlich Sächsischer Verdienstorden, Ritterkreuz mit Schwertern - its visible on the picture and Borßdorf got it 1871 (compare p. 503): https://books.google.de/books?id=hXlBAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA505&dq=Moritz+Ernst+Louis+Borßdorf&hl=de&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwisoZvw_v_tAhUT4OAKHbKcDjkQ6AEwBXoECAMQAg#v=onepage&q&f=false
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