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Bearded Gebirgsj?ger Officer - 1st WW career ?


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Photosammler - back on stage again ?

Yes and no, I closed my website, but will use another of my domains for storing photos which I want to show in Forums like this one.

This just for info.

Now to the topic.

I got a number of photographs yesterday.

A bearded old fellow is on them, Hauptmann in a Gebirgsj?ger regiment in WW 2.

He has quite a remarkable ribbon bar ( something for Rick ) and another award, a cross unknown to me.

He seems to be austrian.

Show You some photos first.

The photos are not the very best quality, but interesting.

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2.)

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3.)

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Finally two photos of this man in tyrolian outfit.

Maybe he was an actor in a semi-professional theater ??

Played somebody like Andreas Hofer ??

Or was he a mayor of a town and this is his mayor outfit ??

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It could be his signature, maybe helps to identify him, but I can not read it 100 %.

Something like " SINOWA" ???

These photos were made by a photographer in Vienna. Not dated.

As always - any infos are welcome.

Kind regards

Robert

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:Cat-Scratch: VERY interesting! He was NOT a doctor, since he's wearing Gebirgsj?ger uniform with regimental numbers on his shoulder boards.

The ribbon bar is

1) An Austrian WW1 bravery award

2) 1917 Karl Troop Cross

3) 1918 Karl Medal for 1 Wound

4) Hindenburg Cross X

5) Austrian Republic WW1 Commemorative medal X

6) Tyrol WW1 Commemorative Medal

7) Prussiaan Red Cross Medal 3rd Class (WW1)

8) Hungarian WWI Commemorative Medal X

9) Bulgarian WWI Commemorative Medal X

The pinback cross is indeed the Austro-Hungarian Red Cross Decoration-Officer grade with War Decoration (wreath). This was given to officers as low as Captain (I once had a group to a medical professor who was a Hptm dL). It was given out for very strange and not always Red Cross related services...

bt with the PRUSSIAN medal also in his group, I think he must have been a medical officer in the FIRST war and a COMBATANT officer in the SECOND! :Cat-Scratch::speechless1:

In the photo behind the twigs, the other officers and NCOs are Hungarians.

I think it says "Dr Linowa Innsbruck" on the odd costume photos. I cannot be sure, but that sort of "sombrero" hat I believe indicates he may have been a Catholic priest.

He is certainly not uniformed as a chaplain!

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Thanks Rick,

he could have been an officer in the medical service, but NOT a doctor. In this group of photos, about 60 photos, there are a lot of nurses to be seen.

Maybe he was the administrative leader of a war-hospital.

Thanks for all the answers so far.

Turns out to be an interesting group, although the quality of the photos could be much better.

In No.10 - the second photo, the men in the back look like mongolians, maybe POWs.

Kind regards

Robert

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Thanks Rick,

he could have been an officer in the medical service, but NOT a doctor. In this group of photos, about 60 photos, there are a lot of nurses to be seen.

Maybe he was the administrative leader of a war-hospital.

Thanks for all the answers so far.

Turns out to be an interesting group, although the quality of the photos could be much better.

In No.10 - the second photo, the men in the back look like mongolians, maybe POWs.

Kind regards

Robert

Maybe he is/was a priest.

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