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hello fellow collectors.

 

1- if anyone had period photo of Jager Bn 4 soldiers please share

 

2- If anyone wants to comment please do...

 

3- If anyone wants to share a Jager item please share.

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Hm..., in which non Bavarian Regiment was this Jäger-Bataillion 4  integrated?

 

I am only aware of a Bayerisches Schneeschuhbataillon IV, that was also termed/integrated as IV./Jäger-Regiment Nr. 3

 

The Magdeburg Jäger-Bataillion 4. uniform that I saw on the internet, does not match the colors of the one ccj posted.

https://derrittmeister.com/product/enlisted-mans-jager-bataillon-nr-4-tunic-prussia/

 

Regards

v.Perlet

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hello ccj,

 

I just realized that maybe the term Bataillion might mix up things - since the shoulder-boards or epaulets only refer to the respective Regiment. 

So are you looking for the 4th Bataillion of what Regiment?

Or are you searching for items, photos in regards to the 4th Jaeger Regiment?

 

Regards

v.Perlet

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Hello!

The tunic in the link is the pre-war uniform. The photo here shows the field-grey tunic.

It the uniform of the 4th OR the 4th reserve-Jäger-Bataillon.

After the battle of Lüttich the Jg.Btl.4 came under command of Higher-Cavalry-Commander 7. Later it came to 2nd Cavalry-Division, later 86th Inf.Div.

In 1918 it came to 7th Landwehr-Divison. In March 1918 it belonged to 95.Res.Inf.Brig. during the battle in Finland.

 

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Hello!

Because of the number 4 upon the shoulder strap. The uniform is a Jäger-tunic.

During the war some Jäger-Bataillons formed Jäger-Regiments, but the single bataillons wore their own bataillon-numbers upon the shoulder-straps.

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Thanks The Prussian,

 

what am I missing? please help me on this

 

Shoulder-boards or epaulet numbers or insignias refer to Regiments

Buttons of the shoulder boards refer to the respective Kompanien  

.......... ? refer to Battalions

Regards

v.Perlitz

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Right. But if there ain't no regiments, the numbers stand fir bataillons. And there were Company Buttons upon the shoulder straps.

The grey Tunic has eagle- Buttons. So it could be Staff of Jäger-Regiment 4.

The regimental Staffel of the Jäger-Regiments wore the regimental, not the bataillon-numbers.

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Yes could be, but if there is a Regiment 4, then not just the staff but every member would be wearing a 4 in regards to the Regiment. The eagle button only proves that the respective uniform was worn by a Unteroffizier mit Portepee, e.g. Feldwebel.

 

There was a photo on e-bay (now gone) stating Jäger-Regiment 4. - Weisenfels

The uniform ccj shows is a Prussian, so to which Prussian Brigade or Division did this 4th Battalion or 4th Regiment belong to? - thanks. (I mean before the war).

 

Regards

v.Perlet

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No. You´re wrong.

Again:

Soldiers of the staff of Jg.Rgt.4 had also a 4 upon the shoulder-straps.

All other soldiers, serving in the three bataillons wore their own bataillon-number!

In peace-time we didn´t had Jäger-Regiments.

Each Jäger-Bataillon belonged to the army-corps and not to a Division or a Brigade.

 

IV.Army-Corps

7.Inf.Div.

13.Inf.Brig. (IR26, IR66)

14.Inf.Brig. (IR27, IR163)

7.Kav.Brig. (HR10, UR16)

7.Feldart.Brig. (FAR4, FAR40)

 

8.Inf.Div.

15.Inf.Brig. (FR36, IR93)

16.Inf.brig. (IR72, IR153)

8.Kav.Brig. (KR7, HR12)

8.Feldart,Brig. (FAR74, FAR75)

 

Corps-Troops

Jg.Btl.4

Fußart.Rgt.4

Pio.Btl.4

Train-Btl.4

 

The Jg.Btl.4 never was part of Jg.Rgt.

As I wrote above, they belonged to the cavalry and they were late at war in Finland.

 

We had the following Jg.Rgt.:

 

Formed 1915:

Bavarian Jg.Rgt.1 (1.bav.Jg.Btl., 2.bav.Jg.Btl., bav.Res.Jg.Btl.2)

Jg.Rgt.2 (Jg.Btl.10, Res.Jg.Btl.10, Res.Jg.Btl.14)

Jg.Rgt.3 (I.Btl. from Snowshoe-Btl.1, II. from Snowshoe-Btl. II, III. from Snowshoe-Btl.II, IV.Btl. from different units)

 

Formed 1916:

Jg.Rgt.4 (Jg.Btl.11, Res.Jg.Btl.5, Jg.Btl.6)

Jg.Rgt.5 (Res.Jg.Btl.17, Res.Jg.Btl.18, Res.Jg.Btl.23)

Jg.Rgt.6 (Jg.Btl.5, Jg.Btl.6, Jg.Btl.14)

saxon Jg.Rgt.7 (sax. Jg.Btl.13, sax. Res.Jg.Btl.25, sax. Res.Jg.Btl.26)

Jg.Rgt.8 (Res.Jg.Btl.4, Res.Jg.Btl.16, Res.Jg.Btl.24)

Jg.Rgt.9 (Jg.Btl.8, sax,. Res.Jg.Btl.12, I./Ldw.Inf.Rgt.15*)

* replaced 1917 by sax. Res.Jg.Btl.13, regiment dissolved later in 1917

saxon Jg.Rgt.10 (sax. Res.Jg.Btl.12, sax. Res.Jg.Btl.13)

Jg.Rgt.11 (Garde-Res.Jg.Btl., Garde-Res.Schützen-Btl., Jg.Btl.1)

Jg.Rgt.12 (Jg.Btl.2, Res.Jg.Btl.1, Jg.Btl.7)

Jg.Rgt.13 (Res.Jg.Btl.8, Res.Jg.Btl.20, Res.Jg.Btl.21)

Jg.Rgt.14 (Res.Jg.Btl.15, Res.Jg.Btl.19, Res.Jg.Btl.22)

bavarian Jg.Rgt.15 (formed 1918 with caucasian Jg.Rgt.1, bavarian Res.Jg.Btl.1 and liberated POWs)

 

 

 

 

 

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Hello The Prussian,

 

Sorry, sorry, off course you are correct that Jäger-Regiments were only formed upon the war. As such the pre-war uniform posted by ccj - displays the Battalion Nr.

I had totally forgotten about that matter. - thanks for your reminder.

 

Why didn't you remind me about this in the first place? 😀😀

 

Regards

v.Perlet

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Hello!

Why is it a pre-war uniform?

Well... it´s a field-grey uniform, introduced in 1907, but usually used in the war.

The uniform you showed us in the link is a so-called "Bunter Rock", in use all the years before 1907.😄

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Hello!

You can download the war-time bataillon-history for free here:

https://digital.wlb-stuttgart.de/sammlungen/sammlungsliste/werksansicht?tx_dlf[id]=567&tx_dlf[page]=1&cHash=a800b8d918663a3fb1c6fa2064edf485

(click above right on: "ganzes Werk herunterladen")

But are you sure with JB4? It also could be RJB4.

The history of RJB4 you can find here:

https://digital.wlb-stuttgart.de/sammlungen/sammlungsliste/werksansicht?tx_dlf[id]=8212&tx_dlf[page]=1&cHash=1c4fd9c7d698536069f603db52752fdb

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Hello ccj,

 

yes more or less impossible to find anything of interest in the World Wide Web regarding Magdeburger Jg-Btl. 4

 

The first photo could be a member of that unit - the kid barely grew above his rifle.

The second group photo on the reverse side-upper right, seems to mention J 4

How Weize identifies the shoulder-board being from Magdeburger Jg-Btl. 4 is beyond my knowledge.

The last photo could also maybe be from the 4th Foot-artillery or Pioneer-unit - you guys know better.

 

Questions on my part:

was this Jg.Btl.4 a mounted unit?

Is the ribbon on the sleeve (shown on your first posted photo) a distinctive sign for a Jäger unit?

 

Regards

v.Perlet

 

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Hello The Prussian,

 

sorry I oversaw your previous question regarding "pre-war" uniform.

 

I thought your initial remark (pre-war uniform) was placed towards the "Bunter Rock" photo I posted.

Therefore I posted, yes I fully agree.

My mistake was that I assumed that the 4 (in yellow) would remain on the 1907 issue, and not become red.

This I should have pointed out - instead of wrongly or stupidly stating, the uniforms color doesn't match....

The pre-war uniform I mentioned in regards to ccj's shown photo, yes I believe it is a pre-war uniform introduced to my little knowledge around 1910. (you stated 1907, which is fine by me) Since both uniforms, the Bunter Rock and the ccj uniform are both made before 1910 - why did the Btl. number color change?

 

Regards

v.Perlet

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Hello!

A good question. I don´t know...

I think it was easier to take a red one in the war time, because they had enough of red wool, and not too much of yellow ones.  Maybe they thought a yellow one would be more conspicuous in the field...

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Maybe I am wrongly addicted in regards to the seriousness of German military obedience towards military regulations - especially during Willis time.

 

What I noticed in that respect, is that none of the so far forwarded photos depicting a 4 matches (in layout/design) the one on ccj's uniform. (especially in regards to the Keil-wedge, that ends on the horizontal line of the 4)  Is there a documentation that clarifies that this Vizefeldwebel Kasparow served in the Magdeburger 4 Jaeger battalion?. (if so I take everything back)😰

 

Regards

v.Perlet

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Im not sure what you mean and why you would take back anything...

 

There are variations from time to time on the numbers and cyphers on shoulder straps. The tunic is 100% correct and the straps are original to the tunic. I have send photos to a few other advanced collectors for iopinions of this tunic inside and out. 

 

As for the photos of Vizefeldwebel Kasparow,  He was a NCO in Reserve Jager Bataillon Nr. 4

 

 

 

 

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