This is my first post to this group, although I have come across it many times in making background checks for medal groups.
I purchased this German colonial set recently, and I’m confused (so I thought I’d pass this one by you all!).
Our man has the Lion & Elephant Orders, with corresponding buttonhole ribbons, however, in the photo (c.1938), he also wears the Austrian, Hungarian & Bulgarian War Medals.
so, my thinking is that he was a schutztruppe veteran from DSWA, judging from the band on his hat, but how did he manage to serve in Europe if the ca