Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Posted (edited)

I recently added this picture to my collection. It's an major of the 3rd Württembergian infantry regiment Nr. 121

I think it should be possible to identify him.

I tried it myself, but wasn't able to find a post 1914 ranklist online

He is wearing:

  • EK2 1914
  • Württembergischer MVO (Ritterkreuz)
  • Friedrichs-Orden Ritterkreuz 1. Klasse mit Schwertern ???
  • An EK - equivalent - which one ???
  • Bayrischer MVO III.Klasse mit Schwertern und Krone ???
  • Sächsischer Albrechtsorden Ritter 2.Klasse
  • Bremer Hanseatenkreuz
     
  • EK1 1914
  • Verwundetenabzeichen in Schwarz

 

image.thumb.png.c20a3f8e5755dca4534b4b6163cc8439.png

 

image.thumb.png.1bc7c01c9db86c11ec4b6ee50f314a22.png

Edited by Utgardloki

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think its Hamburg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, looking at it again, it's clearly Hamburg, thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

#4 appears to have a center medallion and is slightly smaller than the other awards.  It may well be the Wurttemberg 1st Class Long Service Cross.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Major Franz Bernhold from IR 125, lived 1873-1940

 

EK, Württ. Mil.Merit Order, Württ. Frederick knight 1st with cutlery, Württ. Officers long service cross, Bav.Mil.Merit Order 4th class with crown and swords, Saxon Albert knight 2nd class, Hamburg Hanseatic.

 

Best,

Daniel

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Blog Comments

    • Thanks for your reply Patrick, just in case some might not know what the Belgian WW1 Medal you were referencing looks like I have included one here. I understand that the small crown on the ribbon denoted the recipient was a volunteer.  
    • Brian, Thanks for initiating this discussion. For me, it’s a combination of the thrill of the chase, the history behind the item, and the aesthetics, although this latter factor may seem a bit strange to some. To illustrate this, the very first thing I collected as a kid in the 1950’s was a Belgian WW1 medal, for service in 1914-18, which is bell shaped, with a very striking profile of a very dignified soldier, wearing an Adrian helmet which bears a laurel wreath. It was the image that
    • Thank you for sharing your story, it was most interesting and greatly appreciated, it makes this blog well worth the time to post. Regards Brian  
    • Hello I started collecting when I found my first Mauser cartridges in a field next to my parents' house next to Armentières. I was eight years old.  Then shrapnel, schrapnell balls, darts... That's how I became a historian. When I was 18, we used to walk through the fields with a metal detector to find our happiness. It was my time in the army as a research-writer in a research centre that made me love the orders of chivalry. I've been collecting them for 24 years now. Christophe
    • Thank you for your most interesting comment. The thrill of the chase didn't interest me in the beginning but over time it started to overshadow the act of simply adding yet another medal or group to the collection. Regards Brian  
×
×
  • Create New...