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  1. Well, I have nothing great to add to this brilliant (and I mean it!) thread, but I like my little group, directly from the family and almost "unused" as issued. Cheers
  2. Thanks @Glenn J A life-story standing for so many of his generation. Humble background, from the Mark, the core of Prussia, small Unteroffizier-military career, civilian Beamter, war + "road to glory" and finally a premature death somewhere in Galicia, not during a great attack with a flag in his hands but by the way, very likely "unexpected". To complete it: here you can find the regimental history. "All quiet on the eastern front" when he met his fate... http://digital.wlb-stuttgart.de/sammlungen/sammlungsliste/werksansicht/?no_cache=1&tx_dlf[id]=13127&tx_dlf[page]=123&tx_dl
  3. I would say quite likely Bernhard Böttcher, Leutnant der Landwehr, mortally wounded "by accident", 5th company Garde-Füsilier-Regiment, Verlustliste 631 of 12.8.1915. It would fit the caption of your image "II. B. (= 2nd Batallion) G. F. R." nicely - compare also the Gardestern on the Pickelhaube Eagle atop the grave cross. Cheers
  4. @Wyomingguy Nice picture - though the quality is yet not good enough to be sure it may well be a Hanoverian veteran of 1866 who afterwards served with the Prussians in 1870/71, wearing the (small, left) Allgemeine Ehrenzeichen für Militärverdienst, in the middle the commemorative Langensalza-Medaille and to the right the Prussian Kriegsdenkmünze für die Feldzüge 1870/71. Would love to see a larger scan to be sure about it. Cheers
  5. Hi @ all and thanks for your input! I changed my description according to your suggestions and made another picture of the medals but am afraid this is the best it can get... @paul wood thanks, I think Virtuti Militari is a good candidate, it is a shame that the numerals on the badge cannot be read. @Great Dane you are right - St. Stanislaus it is! How could I confuse it... @GreyC & @Bayern thanks, a nice comparison piece! I did a little research on the uniform and though I do not own any literature I found a contemporary of "john doe" - who wears an identical uniform. It is Al
  6. Dear all, recently I was lucky enough to be able to add this beautiful and early CDV-photo to my little collection. I was able, I think / hope, to identify most medals / orders by myself but would be happy about corrections. I would date it to ca. 1865-1870 based on medals and photo-backside. Any help on the rank (general, army?) and the identity of this highly decorated officer are very much appreciated 🙂 Cheers! Medal-bar, left to right (viewer): ?? Order of St. George 4th class - or - Cross of St. George ?? Virtuti Militari 5th class Medal for
  7. Yes, thanks to @Claudius for reposting this work of the late @Rick Research - what a useful list!
  8. Hi, I am irritated by the very unusual form of the loop which does not seem to be a product of hasty painting. It would fit the named Nassau medal, but also the Nassau Waterloo medal - perhaps the better possibility, regarding the size (?), although the ribbon is wrong in this case, too, of course. Just my 2 cents, cheers.
  9. @Claudius that sounds really interesting - do you happen to know a source on the highest possible number of Gefechtsspangen one could theoretically reach? Cheers!
  10. Hi all! This gentlemen found a nice but rarely (?) seen way to display his 8 Gefechtsspangen on the 70/71 Kriegsdenkmünze. Unfortunately the picture is not sharp enough to read them 😞 But a nice picture anyway! Taken very likely shortly after the issue of the Zentenarmedaille in 1897. Enjoy!
  11. Ah a shame that there is no name, but this is sadly all too often the case... I love the detail, especially the badge on his right sleeve indicating that he is the best fencer in his unit (if i remember correctly?). And also note the ring on his right index finger contrary to todays fashion 😄 Cheers
  12. Now that IS nice! Thanks for showing. From the 1840s? I suppose there is no name coming with it? Cheers
  13. Hi @The Prussian! And thanks a lot - I read a little about the Friedensrock and found out that all Infantry regiments had now, contrary to before, white shoulder straps ("Waffenfarbe"). This explains a lot (I was confused about the "white" before) and makes it very likely that IR 106 is the right candidate. The Friedensrock aspect of the picture is very interesting - I bought it because I simply "liked" it but now it will get a more special place in my collection... Cheers ArHo
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