Jump to content
News Ticker
  • I am now accepting the following payment methods: Card Payments, Apple Pay, Google Pay and PayPal
  • Latest News

    The Never Ending Ribbon Bars Of A Lifesaving Temporary Mecklenburg Baron

    Recommended Posts

    Guest Rick Research

    These came to live at my house back in July 2002, having been snarfled off eBay by the Evil Ricky:

    After long perusal of Rank Lists and the HOH3X published roll, it was a time consuming but "easy" match with the Red Eagle, Lifesaving Medal, and HOH3X to Friedrich Freiherr von Massenbach, in Fusilier Regiment 39 when the war started.

    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    Guest Rick Research

    Starke Verlag's 1950s genealogical books series on German noble families gave birth, death, family, ancestry

    and his command of two pre-war regiments during the war was revealed by that German series.

    But that was it.

    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    Guest Rick Research

    But Research Gnomes-- ageless, eternal, blinking when they actually emerge in sunlight-- never rest, and never forget.

    Yesterday not only brought in his actual Lifesaving Medal award date from the massive Prussian Orders Lists

    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    Guest Rick Research

    AND from the 1921 Stammliste of Fusilier Regiment 90... his entire wartime service AND confirmation of his other WW1 awards:

    This indicates that if they ever got around to publishing a regimental history, they had his photo "on file" in 1921.

    Anybody got a face for him?

    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    Guest Rick Research

    Soooooo, as of TODAY:


    Born Coesfeld 5 January 1867, died Osnabr?ck 3 December 1939. See Starke Verlag Freiherrliche H?user band III/1959 p. 299.

    German army 18.3.1886 to 1920

    Kadettenkorps as charakterisiert F?hnrich

    Sekondelieutenant 17.9.1887

    Premierlieutenant 12.9.1894 O7o

    Hauptmann 27.1.1901 P8p

    Major 27.1.1913 Hh

    Oberstleutnant 22.3.18 A2a

    charakterisiert Oberst aD 1920

    Originally commissioned in Infantry Regiment 78, in which he earned the Prussian Lifesaving Medal On Ribbon, awarded to him 1 June 1889. Transferred to the staff of Unteroffizierschule Ettlingen on the day he was promoted to Premierlieutenant. Adjutant of Landwehrbezirk Aurich 15.9.94. After promotion to Hauptmann, he was transferred to Infantry Regiment 159 on 12.9.02. Upon promotion to Major, he was again transferred, to the staff of Fusilier Regiment 39.

    Wartime assignments are from the 1921 Stammliste of FR 90=

    Commander of I. / FR 39 on the outbreak of war

    Commander of III. / RIR 256

    Commander of II. Errs. /J?ger Bn 7-- 27.11.-17.12.15

    Commander of Reserve Infantry Regiment 256-- 31.12.15 and later of RIR 255

    Commander of Fusilier Regiment 33-- 29.8.16

    Assigned ?von der Armee? 5.2.17

    Commander of Fusilier Regiment 90-- 2.5.17-19.8.18

    HOH3X gazetted 27.11.17

    1919/20 on Gefangenen Abnahme Kommission M?nster and later same in Haspe Westphalia

    His two ribbon bars metal backings are Feldgrau painted with Feldgrau cloth backings. Placement of his MK2 and HOH3X ribbons on the 1917/18 bar are in correct "Mecklenburg Rules" precedence, worn while commander of FR 90.

    Displayed with what he earned as pinbacks =

    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    Guest Rick Research

    HOORAY !!!!!!! :jumping::jumping::jumping:

    And there he is wearing the lower ribbon bar while in FR 90 !!!! :jumping::jumping::jumping:

    THANKS DANIEL !!!! :jumping::jumping:

    Yes, it's a little Stammliste, less than 40 pages, only for the WW1 officerss, active and reserve alike. All show awards.

    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    Create an account or sign in to comment

    You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

    Create an account

    Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

    Register a new account

    Sign in

    Already have an account? Sign in here.

    Sign In Now
    • Create New...

    Important Information

    We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.