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Hi,

does anyone know what this could be? I assume 1914-1915 on a Leib Regiment officer?bene.thumb.jpg.7f78c74e59607425d2e23d500df516fa.jpg

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Could it be the Saxe-Ernestine House Order?

(I assume you - by 'this' - are referring to the decoration half hidden behind the sword handle)

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Hi

It is Saxe Ernestine knight cross, probably knight cross 2nd class with X

Christophe

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Hi,

so I am looking for a Leib Regiment Major who got it before he got asn EK1?

Thanks

Chris

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Hi Chris

The man on the photo is a Major ? He did receive the EH3b or a with X before the grade of Major. The knight cross 2nd class with X is for Leutnant and Oberleutant. The knight cross 1st class with X is for Hauptmann. The commander cross 2nd class with X is for Major.

I have checked the list and there is no officer from the Leib Regiment who receive the cross.

Christophe

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Hi,

 

100% Leib Regt Major... although he may have been a captain in 1914 and posted to a different regiment like 1 BRIR... the uniforn is however Leiber Major.

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Hi

I have got Hauptmann Franz Sperr who was Adj AOk von Hindenburg. He received EH3aX on 9 November 1914.

I have not the Bavarian Rangliste from 1918.

Christophe

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This would fit sperr 100% for 1915.... he did not serve in the leib regiment during the war.... HOWEVER... he had 17 years service before the war and that is not mentioned in ancestry in detail... just "17 years service up til 1914"

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