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  1. Hello!

    The 2nd photo is a little bit small. I can´t read anything with "Reserve". Probably it was the active regiment.

    Res.Rgt.56 was set-up August 2, 1914. It was under command of 13th Reserve-Division from 2.8.14-20.3.15 and from 25.3.15-December 1918 under 121st. Inf.Div.

    The 13.Res.Div. fought 1914 and 1915 in Maubeuge and at the Aisne

    The 121.Inf.Div. was 1915 between Maas and Mosel (Lorraine), 1916 at Verdun and at the Somme.  July 8, 1916 they moved to the Eastern Front near Styr-Stochod, Kowel and Narotch-Lake, but they came back in june 1917, where they fought in the "Siegfried-Line".

    From 15.8.-23.9. they fought the "Battle of Flandres". Around the date he fell, the division was placed  south of the railway running from Ypres to Roulers at August 19


  2. That´s strange. The casualty list says: Res.Inf.Rgt.4. But that didn´t exist.

    GreyC corrected it in REIR4 (Reserve-Ersatz-Infanterie-Regiment 4). But this one came from X.Army Corps (Hannover).

    But I don´t believe in the Lt.d.Ldw. Probably it´s another one.

    Nothing makes a sense to me...

    Maybe Unteroffizierschule Weissenfels?

    Brandenburg cuffs, no pipings, blue, blank shoulder straps.

    But that´s just a guess...



  3. AH, ok!

    Yes of course. I didn´t know the britsh abrreviation...

    In german it is "Dienstauszeichnungskreuz". (DAK) That could fit too!

    Thanks a lot!

    So again:

    1) EKII

    2) RAO4x

    3) DAK

    4) prussian 70/71 medal

    5) prussian 1866 medal

    6) maybe prussian 1864 medal (see below)

    7) MMV2

    8 ) maybe Mecklenburg 1848/49 medal (see below)

    Could we use this for a research?

    I bet we could find him in 80, 81 or 82.

    In ranklist 1879 I found:

    Major Meyer (Inf.Rgt.75) : EKII, DAK, MMV2

    Major v. Lehsten (Inf.Rgt.31) :  EKII, DAK, MMV2

    Mayve they received RAO4x later?



  4. Hi all!

    That´s not so easy...

    IF we have yellow pipings and a Mecklenburg cross and the pic was taken in Schwerin, we should have IXth Army corps without a Mecklenburg regiment.

    In 1883 we had the following structure:

    IX.Army Corps

    17.Inf.Div. with: Inf.Rgt.75, Inf.Rgt.76, Ldw.Rgt.75, Ldw.Rgt.76, Gren.Rgt.89, Füs.Rgt.90, Ldw.Rgt.89, Ldw.Rgt.90

    18.Inf.Div. with: Inf.Rgt.84, Füs.Rgt.86, Ldw.Rgt.84, Inf.Rgt.31, Inf.Rgt.85, Ldw.Rgt.85, Res.Ldw.Rgt.86

    No matches in the ranklists 1879 and 1883.

    Unfortunately I don´t have the ranklists 1880-1882

    Back to the medals. Laurentius: What do you mean with LS-decoration?

    I see 8 decorations.

    1) EKII

    2) RAO4x

    3) maybe KO (see below)

    4) prussian 70/71 medal

    5) prussian 1866 medal

    6) maybe prussian 1864 medal (see below)

    7) MMV2

    8 ) maybe Mecklenburg 1848/49 medal (see below)

    In order to the regulations, N°3 might be a Kronen-Orden, N°6 the prussian 1864 medal and N°8 the Mecklenburg 1848/49 medal, but that´s just a guess...

    N°3 could also be a Militär-Ehrenzeichen 1.KL.:


    or Militär-Verdienstkreuz:


    Both crosses were awarded to NCOs. Does that fit to our man???

    If not, it must be a KO!

    Note, that the medals 48/49, 64, 66, 70/71 are not mentioned in the ranklists!

    So, IF I´m right, we have to look for a staff officer with EKII, RAO4x, KO and MMV2

    Here are the regulations:

    Anordnung der Orden.jpg

  5. Hello!

    It´s not a Schwerin regiment. They had different helmets. What about the cuffs pipings?

    Until 1890 we only had 15 army corps. Some of them had no pipings, some white, some yellow, some blue pipings.

    What do you think? It´s not white...

    So we have the  following corps:

    II, IV, VI, VIII  (none)

    IX, XI (yellow)

    X, XV (blue)

    Unfortunately a lot of staff officers in that time had EKII and RAO4...

  6. Hello David!

    Yes, thank you! Everything´s all right again.

    But I´m sorry. I´ve got the regimental histories of 12 and 14, not from 11. Sorry, my fault.

    The Ranklist of honour has:

    1) Captain Müldner v. Mülnheim (4th Garde-Inf.brig.), later Major a.D.

    2) Captain Müldner v. Mülnheim (Füs.Rgt.39), later Oberstleutnant a.D.

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