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Here is a picture of my late Grandma´s father. Dated February 1915. The number is hardly to see, but it is the 101.

I am not an expert in uniforms, so can anybody help me to see more on the picture, rank etc?

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48 minutes ago, Speedy said:

Here is a picture of my late Grandma´s father. Dated February 1915. The number is hardly to see, but it is the 101.

I am not an expert in uniforms, so can anybody help me to see more on the picture, rank etc?

19150001.thumb.jpg.d9db81ed993c310984228a26abffd12f.jpg

 

My wifes great grandfather was also in the 101st for a while... 1917 I think.

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2 hours ago, GreyC said:

If you mean the tassel, it shows to what battailon and company he belonged. He was part of the 1st company, most likely.

GreyC

I'd say 2.k or 3.k, depending how the pigments photographed. 

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On 4/3/2018 at 01:51, Speedy said:

Here is a picture of my late Grandma´s father. Dated February 1915. The number is hardly to see, but it is the 101.

I am not an expert in uniforms, so can anybody help me to see more on the picture, rank etc?

19150001.thumb.jpg.d9db81ed993c310984228a26abffd12f.jpg

 

Provide his name and town or birthdate, I am sure a lot more information can be found. Great portrait to have of your Urgroßvater!

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Hello , The Urgross Opa wears the uniform of the Grenadier Regiment Nr 101 Kaiser Wilhelm II Konig von Preussen .( 2nd Royal Saxonian ). the Rank  , Grenadier . you can see the litzen on collar and cuffs of the 1910 model waffenrock.The Regiment was the second oldest Regiment of the Army of Saxony . his long history spanned between 1670 and 1919. from 1877 onwards his Garnison was Albertstadt a part of the city of Dresde .where many military installations were located . Today here exists among others the Bundeswehr Museum and a Heeres Offizierschule

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6 hours ago, Fritz die Spinne said:

I'd say 2.k or 3.k, depending how the pigments photographed. 

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Provide his name and town or birthdate, I am sure a lot more information can be found. Great portrait to have of your Urgroßvater!

My Urgroßvater Alfred Kranz was born in Blasewitz (today part of Dresden) 16.2.1894. He was a telegraph worker in Dresden already before the war and before his military service. Later he was promotet to telegraph assistant. Unfortunately, there are only few facts known about his life and by now I could not proof them.

I was told that he worked on the telephone line for the royal residence in Dresden, putting the cables from the roof to the basement before the war. But there is no trace of him living in or near Dresden before 1921. I was told he used to be prisoner of war. But I could not find him neither in the German casualty lists nor in the french POW-lists. My Grandma told me, he used to work on a farm near Marseille and still was in mail contact with the farmer when she was a young girl (born 1921).

In his things I found a EK2 and a St. Heinrichs silver medal but I cannot trace him in the lists. So, questions over questions.

 

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Hi,

I know Dresden was bombed and destroyed heavily during WW2. But have you asked at the Dresden Stadtarchiv if the Melderegister of that period of 1914 etc has survided. He wont´have been listed as soldier. But if he had lived in Dresden as civilian and if the Melderegister of that time still exists you should find him in it. Lot´s of ifs I am afraid....

GreyC

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On 5.4.2018 at 11:23, Speedy said:

I only checked the address books by now. But if he just had a single room in a flat he is not listed there.

Unfortunately i am very seldom in Dresden and only on weekends.

Hi,

with regard to the Melderegister the Stadtarchiv does have email.:)

GreyC

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