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I recently acquired this nice picture of a MEZ 2nd class recipient. He appears to be a leutnant, oberleutnant or hauptmann. I wasn't able to read what's on the epauletts. It was taken in Frankfurt an der Oder.

He's wearing:

  • MEZ 2nd class
  • Red Eagle order 4th class (maybe 3rd)
  • crown order 3rd class (maybe 4th)
  • ? long service maybe?
  • ???
  • 1866 medal ???
  • ???
  • centenary



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No. 4 could be Landwehrdienstauszeichnung 1. Klasse

No. 5 could be Hohenzollernsche Denkmünze 1848/48

No. 7 not sure Chinadenkmünze


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I think he maybe rather problematical to identify. His epaulette insignia cannot readily be ascertained plus the fact he is retired (probably for many years) as evidenced by the “außer Dienst” bridles on his epaulettes. He will not therefore be listed in any army list at the time of this photograph.



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