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  1. 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?



  2. 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

  3. 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...

  4. 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.

  5. Hello ArHo!

    Well, FAR74 was part of 8th Inf.Div.

    June 12, 1917 they held the sector north-east of Loos. No particular battles, but heavy losses by British attacks.

    FAR79 was located near Lens. The regimental history mentioned nothing according to a Sturmtrupp.

    In the back left I see an infantry man with a monogram upon the shoulder straps. Infantry of 8th.ID were: 72, 93 and 153. 93 and 153 had monograms.

    The regimental histories of 93 and 153 doesn´t mention anything for that date. There were several reccon patrols of the division in summer 1917, but nothing special mentioned for that date.

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