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Hi,

My high bid was EUR260 so lost... I will regret it someday....

Not forgetting

1) This is THE elite unit of the war

2) It is only Battalion sized

3) Its an original Rohr signature

I think I shoulda gone EUR50 more....

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Nice document Chris. I have the battalion history.

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Hopefully you are trading up.

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Nah .... I am staying where I was... but he got a group to sink all others.... hopefully he will post it in all its many paged glory... :-)

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Nice. Where did you find it?

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I have only now noticed... dont know why I missed it.... it is the only units documents I have where the wording is "The Kaiser awarded Joe the EK" as opposed to "On behalf of the kaiser, I have awarded..."

Of course, Rohr could not approve EK awards himself, but it is unusual that the Kaiser is the Authority that, according to the doc, made or signed off on the award. This is true for the 4 Rohr EK docs I have.

The Flame Thrower guys seem to have been awarded the EK by the unit they were attached to during the action where they eraned it....

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Not Rohr, but guy who was in Sturmbataillon Nr 7 from October 1917 until Sept 1918

While there he got the Meckl Schwerin Verdienst Kreuz 1st class.

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...and here is another one, from Sturmbataillon 15:

Christian Binder, 2. (wuertt.) / bayr. Sturm - Btl. 15, winner of the Wuerttemberg gMVM for the raid at the Tête du Violu (Violenkopf) with the codename "Entwaesserung" under the command of Lt. d. R. August Hauser, 09. March 1918. Later in June, while another raid with the codename "Jagd" he was wounded by handgranade splinters (and received the wound badge). The operation "Entwaesserung" was supported by the assault troops of Landwehr Regiment 30 (you show some pictures of them in another thread).

In the below shown picture of a group of the 2. company (consists of staff from Wuerttemberg only) of the Sturmbataillon 15, I can also identify the Uffz. Eugen Baitinger from Stuttgart, he received the gMVM of Wuerttemberg in September 1918.

(I have posted this photo approx. two years ago, but obviously nobody was interested in)

Regards,

Matthias

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...and here is a picture of Christian Binder and Eugen Baitinger....

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If you are interested I have a closeup of Eugen Baitinger, with a textbook Sturmgrenadier uniform. I have a second group from the same Wuerttemberg Unit (2. / Sturm - Btl. 15), Uffz. Georg Brenner, same as the Christian Binder group with Soldbuch, Wehrpass, pictures and a couple of other documents (and medals). The above shown printed form in the Wehrpass by the Sturmbataillon 15 is the same you can find in Brenners Wehrpass. Georg Brenner earned his golden bravery medal for the capture of some Americans in Summer 1918 in the Vosges. Unfortunately I have never seen an award document for an Iron Cross from this Unit (the award of the Wuerttemberg bravery medal was noted in Soldbuch, Wehrpass and certainly in the Stammrolle only, as you know).

Matthias

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Hi,

Really interesting to see the reinforcing tapes of the Gamaschen, i always thought they were put on to hide the tapes. Mine have tapes as well and I tried and tried to put them on with the tapes hidden, did not work... now I know better. Great phot, thanks,

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This is a very interesting stamp..... It seems that at this early date the exact designation of the Sturmbataillons was not yet cleared..... a Short time later it would be Sturm-Bataillon Nr.3

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This is a very interesting stamp..... It seems that at this early date the exact designation of the Sturmbataillons was not yet cleared..... a Short time later it would be Sturm-Bataillon Nr.3

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Chris, I believe it became Sturm Bataillon Nr.2 -

Jager (Sturm) Bataillon 3 was in the formation of the 2. Armee

Edited by Naxos

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