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Hi everybody,

I have got one photo and want to identify the owner. Please can someone help me. I think this officer is from Hesse but who it is is another question.

I appreciate any help to identify this officer. :food-smiley-004:



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What rank and branch is he wearing for a uniform?

That is a drop dead gorgeous medal bar:

Order of the Star of Brabant (a 1914 creation never even shown in Rank Lists), 1905 Wedding Jubilee medal (not shown either), Bavarian Order of Saint Michael, Baden Z?hringen Lion Order, ? can't tell what the medal is, and Russian Order of Saint Anne.

I'm amazed ther is no "normal" Order of Philip the Generous, nor a Reserve-Landwehr medal!

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Hi RickL and Rick S,

I have made a better scan of the shoulderboards. Tell me if it will be ok. it is the best I can do with my scan. I will post the signature. I hope it will help you. I can't decypher it

Thanks a lot for your help

For Rick S, I have read that when the german were students they were playing to sabers duels. The scars on the face are very appreciate it is a mark of honor. And the young women loved students with scars on the face. We are so lucky this day that this tradition is being obsolet



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Nnnnn... I can't tell if there is a two digit number there "4X" between the Hauptmann pips... or nothing at all.

The signature is that of the photographer, "von Gro?"-- stamped below. He apparently autographed photos he made himself. Too bad this went for the Romantic Soft Focus jnstead of sharply focussed. This will be tough!!!!!

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