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  1. Recent CDV acquisition; unfortunately, I do not have scanning capability so quality is poor. My first real attempt at trying to determine clues from a photo; so, lots of guessing in my "analysis." I can at least identify this as a Prussian artilleryman based upon his pickelhaube (front eagle and ball top). Rank: I am not an expert on this, but based also on the pickelhaube front eagle (under magnifying glass) I am reasonably sure he is not an officer - my guess an NCO - but what grade? Regiment: On his shoulder boards I seem to make out the number "18" - and no other marks (again using t
  2. Great Bavarian - this is what I hope to find. The one with the Hindenburg Cross is nice, but I would really like to get my hands on a State pure one like this Bavarian. Thanks for sharing the photo.
  3. Thanks Ulsterman This insight into one unit certainly helps put into perspective award combinations.
  4. I am also thinking that the initials "AM" are actually initials of the medal's designer rather than a makersmark - which really would be Egana. Not sure what that means to the whole varient story - just thinking out loud. :rolleyes:
  5. Type 4b / obverse = AM under the dragon claw / reverse = INDUSTRIAS EGA?A around the shield + AM under the end of eagle wing. Reverse:
  6. Type 4b / obverse = AM under the dragon claw / reverse = INDUSTRIAS EGA?A around the shield + AM under the end of eagle wing. Obverse:
  7. Received this one as a present from my kids this past Christmas; we took a family trip to Barcelona in Feb 2008 and that is where they bought it - at a flea market. After reading this thread, I've identified it as Antonio's Type 4b / obverse = AM under the dragon claw / reverse = INDUSTRIAS EGA?A around the shield + AM under the end of eagle wing. I'll post images, but my photography isn't the best. Always learning, this thread also helped me identify this as a non-combatant's ribbon with green stripes (thanks to Antonio's website); now I have to find the black stripe combatant version.
  8. I picked these up at a flea market during a Christmas 2008 trip to Berlin; nothing special, but for the cost of a couple beers, somethng interesting for me since I actually got them in Berlin. A few years ago (2005 I think) I picked up a "5 Years" including the box as another flea market purchase in Berlin; however, that one is back in the US - so I can't include a photo. Thanks to this thread I am able to identify the "15 Years" as a Type 8 - (1986-90) and the "10 Years" as a Type 10 - (1986-90). I didn't realize before reading this thread that there even were type/production year differ
  9. Thanks everyone! Especially for the photos; I will have to start trolling photos myself for examples. Ulsterman - "Bavarian artillery" - Nice and interesting info on one battery. Someday I just might put Bav arty as a sub-focus area.
  10. This is probably a simple question; but as a newbie to collecting groups and ribbon bars, I have a simple question... I often see groups/ribbon bars together with the EK and a German State bravery decoration (such as the Wuerttemberg Merit Medal, Bavaria Merit Cross, or Baden Medal). However, how common would be a group and/or ribbon bar with only the State decoration and no EK? (Again, forgive the newbie question...)
  11. This just arrived today - a recent purchase; an un-official patch for the anti-aircraft artillery units posted to Thule Greenland Air Base. My wife's father was posted here in the mid-50s with the US Army. Unfortunately, he died this past June; I thought it would be a nice thing to assemble some things related to his time in the Army for her. Of course, I know nothing about this patch and just stumbled upon it while scrolling artillery related objects; I suspect it is from a later period - 60s or 70s. Anyone have any knowledge about these sort of things? Or anything about the anti-airc
  12. I'm looking particularly for location of subordinate batteries around the dates of June-July 1917. What I already know: Was part of CLXXIII (East Ham) Brigade: War Raised Unit; Formed at East Ham in 1915 and consisted of A, B, C and D Batteries; 36th (Ulster) Division. The Division moved to France 3-6 Oct 1915; Divisional Artillery remained in England until November 1915. My interest revolves around KIA 3 July 1917 Gunner William J. Marsh, L/22283 RFA: CWGC - [in Memory of Gunner W J MARSH, 22283, "B" Bty. 173rd Bde., Royal Field Artillery, who died on 03 July 1917; Husband of Mrs. H. E. Ma
  13. I visited these graves once when I was posted to Fort Drum in the mid-90s. When I was posted to Fort Bliss in the mid-80s I discovered that my headquarters building was built on top of what had been the old POW camp garbage dump. We discovered this one day when work crews were excavating to repair some old sewage lines. At the time, I was not really a militaria collector; however, there was a major in our headquarters that collected. One afternoon he came in to the HQ all excited with a bucket full of very awful smelling stuff - old hats, canteens and rotting booklets - everything he found
  14. Sons of JS Carter: THE LONDON GAZETTE, 27 .AUGUST, 1937: The under mentioned Gentlemen Cadets from the Royal Military Academy, to be 2nd Lts. 26th Aug. 1937: ? ROYAL REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY. William Arthur Cavendish CARTER. {Eldest son} SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE, 26 APRIL, 1940: The under mentioned Cadets, from 164th, 165th, 166th, 167th, 168th, and 170th O.C.T.U., to be 2nd Lts. except as otherwise stated. 20th Apr. 1940:? Rifle Bde. Godfrey James CARTER (129598). {Second son} Newsletter of the Commonwealth Association of Legislative Counsel, October 2003, pp. 38-40 (edited vers
  15. Brother of JS Carter: MIC of Carter, Richard Thellusson: No corps listed, Second Lieutenant; Royal Garrison Artillery, Major. GWGC: CARTER, R T; Nationality: United Kingdom; Rank: Major; Regiment/Service: Royal Garrison Artillery; Unit Text: 11th Siege Bty.; Date of Death: 18/08/1918; Awards: M C; Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead; Cemetery: HEATH CEMETERY, HARBONNIERES. {Brother} Major Richard Thellusson Carter, MC, RGA: Born on 2 Aug 1893, the son of T. J. P. Carter, Asst. Master at Eton College from 1906 to 1912 (Tomline Select, 1911; Prizeman, 1912; College Wall, 1911). Gentleman
  16. James Shuckburgh Carter?s descendants are referenced in the 1999 edition of Burke's Peerage (p. 839) and in the 1962 edition of Debrett's (p. 381) on his wife?s account (Diana Violet Gladys Cavendish) - two sons: William Arthur Cavendish Carter, OBE (b. 1917) (a retired Lieut. Col, RA) and Godfrey James Carter (b. posthumous 1919) (saw service as Rifle Brigade Captain in the Middle East 1939-45). James' parents were John Procter Carter (1842 - 1899) of Eton College and Isabel Mary Drew; John Proctor Carter's parents ware Rev Thomas Thellusson Carter (1808-1901) and Mary Anne Gould. There is a
  17. The share of the Guards Division in the northern attack was to cross the Canal du Nord at Lock Seven, north of Havrincourt, on a front of a mile; then work through the complicated tangle of the Hindenburg support line directly east along the ridge from Flesqui?res village to Premy Chapel which stands at the junction of the roads from Noyelles, Marcoing, and Graincourt, and to consolidate on the line of the Marcoing?Graincourt road. Meantime, the Third Division on their right would take the village of Flesqui?res; the Fifty-second Division would take the Hindenburg Line that lay west of the Can
  18. From Ponsonby?s The Grenadier Guards in the Great War (courtesy of Owen D.). Vol. II, pg. 361: Second Lieutenant JS Carter arrived on 8th January 1918 to 2nd Bn. Gren. Gds. pg. 367: Listed as 2nd Lt. in No. 1 Company 2nd Bn. Gren. Gds. March 1918. pg. 371: 29th March 1918. Second Lieutenant Carter...who went down to the first line transport for a rest. Vol. III pg. 24: Listed as 2nd Lt No. 1 Company 2nd Bn. Gren. Gds. April 1918. pg. 79: Listed as 2nd Lt., Bombing officer, 2nd Bn. Gren. Gds. July 1918. pg. 115: Listed as Captain, No. 2 Company 1st Bn. Gren. Gds. Sept 1918. pg. 116: 27
  19. JS Carter remembered on Cromer War Memorial, Norfolk. [roll-of-honour.com] The London Gazette, 26 Jan 1917, Supplement of 27 Jan 1917: Norfolk Volunteer Regt, 4th Bn.; to be temp. Lts.: James Shuckburgh Carter (late Lt., 5th (Cinque Ports) Bn., Royal Suss. Regt.), 28th Jan. 1917. The London Gazette, 27 July 1917, Supplement of 30 July 1917: War Office, 30 July, 1917; SPECIAL RESERVE OF OFFICERS. The under-mentioned, from an Officer Cadet Unit, to be 2nd Lts. 27 June1917; FOOT GUARDS, G. Gds.?James Shuckburgh Carter. In the Great War (1914-18) the four battalions of the Regiment fou
  20. I thought it about time I shared some of my efforts with the GMIC. Almost two years ago, I obtained a Victory Medal named to "Capt J.S. Carter". Upon initial cursory research I was surprised to discover that Captain Carter of the Grenadier Guards was a KIA very late in the Great War and curiosity led to me to seek out more details about this offcer. I had collected many medals up to this point, but it was this particular medal that really gave me the incentive to jump into the world of researching both the man and the history behind the medal. Almost all of my research to this point has be
  21. Great book! As an artilleryman and former battery commander, I hope someone one day cares for my mementos as you are for this soldier.
  22. This is great! My main area of interest is also Imperial Germany and like you I have started collecting photographs, postcards, death cards that show holders of the decorations. I've done quite of bit of research from my British medals since they are named and really found that part of the collecting experience interesting and fulfilling - to know something about the men and their war experiences make the medals more real. Collecting named photos or cards showing the decorations make an equalling interesting link for other countries' decorations. I've even been able to do this with one Ita
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