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Hi everybody,

Last year I have bought this nice ribbon bar to another collector. I have not positive id of him till recently. Indeed, I have found that only one man that have this combo (SH3, SV3aX, SA3aXKr, EK2, SMK).

The officer : Major Otto Schmidt from IR 134.

He was born in 1874, for the moment I have not found his death date.

Leutnant : 23.01.1896

Oberleutnant : 11.09.1903

Hauptmann : 21.01.1910

Major : 22.05.1916

He received the follwing medals :

SH3 : 13.11.1915

SV3aX : 09.11.1916

Kr zu SA3aX : 19.10.1915

SA3aX : 22.11.1914

EK2 : ?

EK1 : ?

SMK : 08.05.1916.

Here is the ribbon bar and the photo of Major Otto Schmidt (he is the first officer from the right).

It take one year to have positive id of the ribbon bar and to find the photo of our man :jumping:

Christophe

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Dear Christophe,

Your patience has most certainly paid off. ;)

Best wishes

Matt

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Thanks Matt, now I have just to find the historical unit history to find the date of the iron crosses receipt

Christophe

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That's great Christophe!

Good work. To have such great results, I don't think working for a year it too much. It is nice to see you were rewarded for your research.

And to have a photo of him too...outstanding.

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Otto Karl Adolph Schmidt was born on 12 September 1874.

Some additional information:

zur Disposition gestellt: 27.12.1919

ausgeschieden: 31.3.1920

char. als Oberstleutnant: 21.01.1921

Regards,

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Ahhh, envy is a terribly corrosive thing. :D Congratulations on yet another stunning bar and identification!

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Hello,

I have received for Christmas one pair of Saxon Major shoulderboards from my wife. Now I can realize a "famous chest" of this officer.

Christophe

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Thank you for sharing this set!! Beautiful!

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Very nice, I love it when collectors can ID a group, bar, etc and find a photo. Outstanding (I know how hard that is). It putting history back together.

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Hi Christophe

Sehr schön........I Love that

Rudi

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Hi Christophe,

may I ask you where the picture is from? Are the other two officers named?

Thanks

Gruß Stefan

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Nachtrag:

Schmidt lived after the war in Plauen and died there in 1928.

Gruß Stefan

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Thanks for the info Stefan. Here are the two names : Lt Hellmuth Barth and Oblt Walter Kurze

Christophe

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And here is a nice painting of him

Paul Winsl+Âw - Otto Schmidt IR 134 - 80. Mehlis Auktion  Plauen.jpg

 

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Hi,

I realize this "famous chest". Enjoy

 

Christophe

 

 

Major Otto Schmidt 1.jpg

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