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  1. On 23/08/2018 at 20:40, Chris Boonzaier said:

    Indeed... I cannot remember the exact date of the change but for the first couple of years of the war the "Armeekorps" had fixed divisions, and when they moved to a new sector the Armeekorps and divisions moved as a set. Later this was seen as not practical. The Armeekorps, or the later formed generalkommandos usually stayed in place with all their Korps troops (Fuss Arty etc) and became the experts of their sector. The Divisions however moved freely from sector to sector coming under the command of the Armeekorps in place. I am strongly of the opinion that this is why you see a change with the award process of the Iron Cross. Early in the war the Awards were approved by the General commanding a Corps, later in the war it was the general commanding a division. I believe this was because it was impossible to keep up with the administrative hassel of getting awards approved for a Division who had already moved 500 miles away. Of course, the Corps commander was still approving awards to Corps troops.

    The next batch... obviously there is no way of knowing how long this edelweiss has been on, but it "feels" good....j1.thumb.jpg.ebb50c643239f8b61a533e13c05a90b1.jpgj2.thumb.jpg.5d4e3ef8cda3a15b37fe9228052b42d2.jpgk1.thumb.jpg.bc3b1a4c3f84061199964d30c09a35b7.jpgk2.thumb.jpg.6d2571ae3e4f13ec9b3b692150255554.jpgg3.thumb.jpg.4fe899ea94a3af5ec52927971980d9e0.jpgg4.jpg.1a72b594a92a74db13925ff72a455df5.jpgl1.jpg.4c9e8b9b0315a942d66db0d7fa075bbd.jpgl2.thumb.jpg.90277c404923ec7296da50d4c903f301.jpgl3.thumb.jpg.d25a88afc40e2f5df4af2b72939759c1.jpg

    Hello Chris!

    A very nice collection!

    The Edelweiss is not an "official" one, but the "long" ones were worn too by german troops (inofficially)

    Alpenkorps ( Edelweiß, Gebirgsstiefelhose).JPG

  2. Hello!

    Sory for my late answer. I must have missed your last entry.

    Could he be 42? Are you able to get an argentinian ranklist of 1908/09?

    I checked a lot of sources, but I couldn´t find any lists with officers who served in Germany.

    I know, in 1909 there were 34 who served in Germany


  3. Hello!

    I.1 = Bayerisches Garnisons-Bataillon Nr.1 (bavarian garrison-bataillon N° 1) of the first bavarian army corps.

    Formed June 4, 1915 in Munich. Placed in Rosenheim, used as border and railway protection.

    The soldiers normally were "garnisonsverwendungsfähig" (usable in garrison) and not "kriegsverwendungsfähig" (usable at war), that means, they were not able to fight at the front, but only serving in the garrison. They also served in POW camps.

    Note, this man has a Mosin-Nagant M1891 rifle!


  4. Hello Claudio!

    In the ranklist of honour I´ve found a Major a.D. Graf v. Normann-Ehrenfels from Gren.Rgt.119. His last duty in the war was in Bekleidungsamt XIII.AK (Clothng office XIII.Army Corps)

    He became reactivated by the outbreak of war.

    Last peace-time entry in ranklist 1913 as Hauptmann in Gren.Rgt.119 (2nd company).

    Medal: Ritterkreuz 1.class of "Hausorden der Wachsamkeit oder vom weißen Falken"

    Hauptmann: 20.4.10

    But I don´ t know if he is it, because I couldn´t find any infos about the medals you mentioned...

  5. Hello!

    Great photo! I agree with Dave´s "translation".

    Here is a bad-quality-photo from my collection. Note the Sturmabteilung cap-bands!

    The writer wears my last-name...

    Feldpost 837 belonged to the 1st Naval Division.

    I found a Paul Bauer (Marine-Grenadier) in the casualty lists, but I don´t know, if it could be him...


    The "Sturmabteilung des Marinekorps" was set-up in mid-1918 by "Generalkommando des Marinekorps Brügge".

    So I´m alittle bit puzzled, that your photo is dated summer/autumn 1917!

    Probably in that time the unit was stil not budgetary.

    Actions 1918: Coastal protection and battles in Flanders.

    Sturmabteilung Marinekorps (1).jpg

    Sturmabteilung Marinekorps (2).jpg

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