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Hello Jock.

Thanks for showing. You may have already identified the left most photo of the second row as that of a member of the Fuselier Rgt. 73. This regiment was entitled to the cuff title "Gibraltar" and was the regiment to which the last surviving Pour Le Merite recipient, Ernst Juenger belonged as did his brother.

Bernhard H. Holst

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Bernhard,

Yes got the number but was not aware of history, we have a few jacket with Gibraltar cuffs in the museum at Celle.

IG,

Thats what I thought so I put it up there, he also has a small medal higher on the collar but these must all predate WW1 I think.

Jock :)

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Hello Jock and Rick.

The following pictures show the medals, the early long service ribbon and the "Deutscher Krieger Bund" insignia which belonged to the distiguished ( IMO) looking gentleman in the photo.

The "Deutscher Krieger Bund or German Warriors League insignia unfortunately has only one of the four ribbons properly deployed, the others resisted my effforts to smooth them into place. But with just some imagination one can seefour X like extensions rather than only one.

The following photo was taken in a place called Lemfoerde near Hanover which seems to fit well with the prior servive with a Hanoverian regiment which I have not been able to quite identify beyond that of a Dragoner Regiment which served at Waterloo.

The 1870-71 commemorative clasps list Beaune-LaRolande, Loigny-Poupry,

Orleans, Le Mans, Metz and Paris.

It seems to me that the insignia shown on Jock's picture very much resembles the one I have pictured above.

Bernhard H. Holst

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Bernhard,

Thanks for the info. I am starting to take a closer look at all the old civie pictures as they sometimes have there bars or awards on them, my interest started with the Iron cross in civillian clothes thread. I wonder over the years how many potentialy interesting pictures I have discarded/passed because they were not uniform shots. I will broaden my search from now on! They cost pennies and are quite pleasing to the eye.

Jock :)

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