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Ack! No regimental number on shoulder boards! :(

That is quite a career, from Unterofficer to Unterlt. in a few short years.

What is the arm badge on his sleeve in picture 2? Marksman or Jaeger thingy?

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I think we can assume he was a Kriegsfreiwilliger with the "one year volunteer" exam under his belt when he joined up. He would have in due course progressed to Unteroffizier d.R., Vizefeldwebel d.R. (Offizier-Aspirant) and then Leutnant d.R.

Regards

Glenn

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Eric,

Bavarian shoulder boards of the simplified M07 and M15 patterns were normally left unfinished at the bottom end (not sewn shut), as they were just going to be sewn into the shoulder seam. This was on issue tunics and was different from all other contingent's straps of these patterns, which were sewn on to the shoulder rather into it. It is confusing, in that private purchase straps are most often sewn into the seam.

I believe the tunics in the photos are issue ones that may have had the typical NCO collar alteration.

Chip

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