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How’d you spot that? It looks to be located where the medical patch would normally be applied on the tunic

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It is indeed... the guy was a medic, killed in 1918... that is simply the metal device of an officers shoulder board!!

 

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Hello , the man wears leggings, and on his collar the grey lace of NCO lined in white and the Bavarian borte. although his shoulder board is not clearly visible perhaps he was a Unterarzt

entitled to carry the metallic aesculapius staff on the SBs

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5 hours ago, Bayern said:

Hello , the man wears leggings, and on his collar the grey lace of NCO lined in white and the Bavarian borte. although his shoulder board is not clearly visible perhaps he was a Unterarzt

entitled to carry the metallic aesculapius staff on the SBs

Hi,

he was a Sanitäts Unteroffizier in the 25th b.I.R. , I think he probably thought it looked cool, or there were no cloth badges availible.

 

Best

Chris

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Agree - seen it before, too - but far less often than the cloth patch.

Nice picture, though!

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Very nice.  Can we get a clear close-up of the badge?

 

Although the badge is very unique, I was noticing the watch!  I wonder what model it is?

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Hello!

Are you talking about my photo?

Here is a little bit better scan:

 

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Sanitäts-Uffz. (Äskulapstab Metall) - Kopie.jpg

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13 hours ago, Claudius said:

Very nice.  Can we get a clear close-up of the badge?

 

Although the badge is very unique, I was noticing the watch!  I wonder what model it is?

Hello ,probably the watch is into a leather bracelet with a clamshell type cover to protect it . 

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Hi,

 

it seems to be an UFFz thing then? I assume tolerated but not allowed?

I like the watch as well, there were all kinds of leather straps made which could accomodate pocket watches, turning them into wrist watches.

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Hi!

I assume the medic badge is the collar badge of a "Landsturmpflichtiger Arzt".

Photo from our "Feldgrau-Forum":

 

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I suggested that the man on the first pic was a Unterarzt, that its a advanced Medicine student serving as Doctor in the Front Lazaretten, Unterarzte were not NCOs or paramedics. were doctors not yet graduated.

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Just remembered this thread - today an enlisted man: Born 1899, picture taken towards end of ww1!

Cheers

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Regimental krankentrager , stretcher bearer

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Hi,

To my knowledge, you had (in times of war) 16 strecherbearer-carrier privates and one Uffz. per infantry-regiment. They wore the uniform of the regiment plus the Äskulabstab. I can´t make out a number on the shoulders. So it should be Garde, but the Kragenlitzen are missing. Help me out, guys.

GreyC

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Hello!

That´s right. But what about NCO schools?

They had blank shoulder straps with brandneburg cuffs. But I´m not sure, if they had their own medical staff.

We have to know, where the photo was taken, please.

Krankenwärter also had blank shoulder straps with brandenburg cuffs: (Guard NO Litzen!)

But they had a strap at the cap.

 

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Here is the new uniform (Friedensuniform) of a Krankanwärter of the guard-corps (note: no Litzen and no strap at the cap!):

 

 

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Hallo, the man's name was Emil Schleicher, born 24.1.1899, sorry but the picture in Uniform is not dated. It was taken by Jean van Daalen, Schwäbisch-Gmünd. There is definitely no number on the shoulder. I add more pictures.

Cheers! 

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Hello!

You mean "Gmünd". It was called Schwäbisch-Gmünd since 1934.

Van Daalen worked in Gmünd from July 1, 1897 until 1920. That doesn´t help...

But that means, he was no Krankenwärter in the Garde-Corps.

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15 minutes ago, The Prussian said:

 

But that means, he was no Krankenwärter in the Garde-Corps.

 

Why not,

could have been visiting?

There was an Emil Schleicher of Gmünd severly wounded (reported 31.10.1916 in the loss list). He was witz REIR 4 and a Leutnant der Landwehr. So if the guy´s  photo was really taken late in the war it´s not him but someone by the same name and of the same place.

GreyC

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17 minutes ago, The Prussian said:

Hello!

You mean "Gmünd". It was called Schwäbisch-Gmünd since 1934.

Van Daalen worked in Gmünd from July 1, 1897 until 1920. That doesn´t help...

But that means, he was no Krankenwärter in the Garde-Corps.

 

Yep exactly Gmünd - called its later name to make sure nobody confused it with some other Gmünd (there are some...) - it seems he lived / went to school there.

Here is all I can do regarding pictures.

Cheers!

 

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That´s strange. The casualty list says: Res.Inf.Rgt.4. But that didn´t exist.

GreyC corrected it in REIR4 (Reserve-Ersatz-Infanterie-Regiment 4). But this one came from X.Army Corps (Hannover).

But I don´t believe in the Lt.d.Ldw. Probably it´s another one.

Nothing makes a sense to me...

Maybe Unteroffizierschule Weissenfels?

Brandenburg cuffs, no pipings, blue, blank shoulder straps.

But that´s just a guess...

 

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But today I heared, württemberg soldiers who were trained to become NCOs, visited the NCO school in Bibrich (yellow shoulder straps), that doesn´t fit... the suspense continues...

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Gentlemen , the man wears state cockade on the band of his cap , to me is the Red Black cockade of Wurtemberg

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