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  1. The cuff is fine. As i said, a wide variety of simplifications were done for the tunics, including getting rid of the prior cuff configurations (including litzen) and going to a barrel cuff, which is typically piped. I have provided an example of a simplified tunic with guard litzen (M-1910 style) and piped barrel cuffs. The photo provided by GreyC shows an 4. GRzF officer wearing the regulation M-1910 waffenrock (Swedish cuffs vs. Brandenburg cuffs...). The backing on the collar litzen would be the blue I posted above.
  2. Yes I saw he had the Johannater Order, too. However, if we go under the premise he would have worn the uniform insignia of his prior regiment (GGR Nr. 5), he would have worn this litzen (if he wore M-15 insignia as in your tunic)
  3. Yes, it was also called the 'Gallipoli Star". I'm not sure if I follow your thoughts concerning you other comment...
  4. I would think they would take on the boards for the new unit, but keep all of the uniform insignia from the previous unit (litzen, cuff, etc). I think the horizontal badge on the right would be the Turkish Half Moon. The German-made high-end Half Moon badges had a horizontal pin...
  5. Initially, I looked at the 1912 Rangelist to determine who had the Johanniter Order. I looked in the 1914 Ranglist and found another candidate, Maj. Frhr. v. Lyncker who ultimately commanded the 5. Reserve Infanterie Brigade.
  6. Anything is possible, but he was with GGR Nr. 5 prior to the war and during most of the war (he is with that unit in his photo). He assumed command of GGR Nr. 4 on 7/26/18
  7. Very nice! A major with GGR Nr.4. Based on his rank and the Johanniter Order, he could be narrowed down to a few possibilities (unless the tunic is named, already). At a first cut, I would think he was either Maj. v. Pommer Esche (ultimately commander of JR85 and killed on 9/13/16) or Maj. v. der Hardt (ultimately commander of JR 408). There was also a Maj. Gr. zu Reventlow, but he died on 10/24/14, taking him off the list.
  8. Your privately purchased M-1910 waffenrock has officer M-1915 collar litzen to be worn on the Bluse. When you state that the tunic has piped "French cuffs", I am presuming you are describing a barrel cuff. If this is the case, 1915 was a transitional period where waffenrocks were simplified (cuffs being one of the simplifications) and the Bluse was being introduced. As I noted above, the tunic was an officer's private purchase item, so I don't see a problem with the insignia being on it. What do the cuffs look like and what are the shoulder boards on the tunic?
  9. Here are the M-1910 officer collar tabs for Prussian Guard Regiments zu Fuss and Guard Grenadier Regiments: White - 1.GRzF and GGR1 (w/ Doppellitzen); 5.GRzF and GGR5 (w/ Old Prussian Litzen) Red - 2.GRzF and GGR2 Yellow - 3.GRzF and GGR3 Blue - 4.GRzF and GGR4
  10. For Prussian 1. GRzF thru 5.GRzF, there was an order of precedence for shoulder boards and straps with no numbers or cyphers (white, red, yellow and blue). For M-10 officer Feldrocks, this also translated to the base tab color on the collar. 1.GRzF thru 4.GRzF would use the same muted metallic Doppelitzen on the tabs and utilized Swedish cuffs. The 5.GRzF has a white base color tab but a single "Old Prussian" style pointed litzen bar and a Brandenburg cuff. The Prussian Guard Grenadier units, GGR1 thru GGR5, utilized this same order of precedence for shoulder boards (white, red, yellow and blue), which also translated to the base tab color for officer M-10 Feldrocks. GGR1 thru GGR4 would use the same muted metallic Doppellitzen, wore specific cyphers on the shoulder boards and all would use the Brandenburg cuff. The GGR5 has a white base collar tab but a single "Old Prussian" style pointed litzen bar and no cyphers on the boards. The Guard Fusilier Regiment used a yellow base tab for the officer M-10 Feldrock, with muted metallic Doppellitzen and Swedish cuffs. All of the units above used brass buttons except 1.GRzF, 5.GRzF and G Fus.R, which used silver buttons.
  11. Does anyone know what this emblem was used on or for? It is stamped with two soldered prongs on the back. It is the size of a cap cockade (approx 40 mm in height). Thanks Dave
  12. This is my Kraftfahrer Lederlitewka. The manufacturer of the coat was Mohr & Speyer.
  13. Interesting! My hunch would be he was with 1. Infanterie-Regt. Konig
  14. Thank you all for your responses. Chris, Three of the four GGR2 hauptmanns killed in 1914 had been transferred to RIR 15. v. Wedemeyer 8/23/14 at Gozee v. Kathen 11/17/14 at Apern Bock v. Wulfingen 11/17/14 at Apern
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