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    Looking to Identify Unknown Gentleman From Family Album

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    This is an unidentified gentleman from a family album. Would anyone be able to shed light on who this may be and what the awards denote? Photo circa mid 1950s.

    Some family members seem to recall him being a high-ranking  Naval officer and that they believe his name was Wiedemann or Wiehman or something along those lines.



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    Others are much more knowledgeable when it comes to German decorations, but as far as I can make out, they are:

    Eisernes Kreuz 2. klasse 1914
    Hindenburgkreuz (for non-combatants)
    Verdienstkreuz Kriegshilfsdienst 1916
    Kolonial Denkmünze (with bar)
    Long service decoration
    Long service decoration
    Kaiser Wilhelm I. Erinnerungsmedaille 1897

    Whether the above combo is naval is for others to decide, but I doubt that the recipient would count as 'high ranking'...

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    Wiehman is not a German name - i think his name was Wiedmann or Wiedemann

    Imo the shown person is a Beamten guy - (official in english) - i would say a paymaster or a Verwaltungsbeamter.

    He began his career bevor 1897 and he was reactivated in the mid 1930s.

    He should be born around 1870-1875.

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