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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.


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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.


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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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