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Jools mckenna
On ‎14‎/‎03‎/‎2019 at 08:48, clarke said:

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22 hours ago, GreyC said:

Saxon might be possible, but unlikely.

I personally see 2 buttons which is normally the cuff type for artillery(unless I'm missing something).

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Jools mckenna
1 minute ago, GreyC said:

The cuffs are called "Swedish" worn in the German army by a small part of Infanterie, der Garde zu Fuß, Pioniere, Jäger, Feldartillerie, Dragoner, Kürassiere and Jäger zu Pferde.

They might be Saxon because the Saxons had medals with triangular shaped ribbons. But as I said unlikely. More plausible Prussians with Austrian medal.

GreyC

I thought I must of missed something.

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trajan
2 hours ago, GreyC said:

... the Saxons had medals with triangular shaped ribbons. ...

 

Thanks GreyC - that is news to me!

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Jools mckenna

Officers on a patio. (wearing the Swedish cuff, no less.) The man in the centre is wearing a litewka tunic.

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GreyC
1 hour ago, trajan said:

Thanks GreyC - that is news to me!

Yup, not all of them, but some.

GreyC

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Jools mckenna

Flieger portrait. Also came with this(this also came with the group FEA V photo.)

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GreyC

The right sign says Beer for cash only.

GreyC

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charlie2
55 minutes ago, GreyC said:

The right sign says Beer for cash ony.

GreyC

Perhaps thats why he hasn‘t many customers :)

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GreyC

The only customer is a Landsturm guy.

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clarke

Does look like a sober event.

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On 15/03/2019 at 23:24, GreyC said:

The cuffs are called "Swedish" worn in the German army by a small part of Infanterie, der Garde zu Fuß, Pioniere, Jäger, Feldartillerie, Dragoner, Kürassiere and Jäger zu Pferde.

They might be Saxon because the Saxons had medals with triangular shaped ribbons. But as I said unlikely. More plausible Prussians with Austrian medal.

GreyC

Would I be right in assuming the above is from one of these units?

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The Prussian

Hello all!

#1526: Bright cap-band and swedish cuffs. Either it´s a camo-cap-band (worn over the coloured cap-band) or it´s a cavalry unit. Artillery had a black cap-band. If it´s a coloured cap-band, it will be a dragoon. Note the leather on the trousers (cavalry!). Which bright colour could it be?

Gren.Rgt. zu Pferd (mounted grenadiers) Nr. 3: pink (Prussia)

Drag.Rgt. 7: pink (Prussia)

Drag.Rgt. 9: white (Prussia)

Drag.Rgt. 10: white (Prussia)

Drag.Rgt. 15: pink (Prussia)

Drag.Rgt. 24: white (Hesse)

Those triangle medal-bands were worn by austrian, saxon and württemberg troops.

Austria mostly had red ribbons. I think here we see yellow with coloured stripes..

Saxony: Friedrich-August Medal (war ribbon): https://www.ehrenzeichen-orden.de/deutsche-staaten/friedrich-august-medaille-in-silber-1905.html

Württemberg: Siver military merit medal: https://www.ehrenzeichen-orden.de/deutsche-staaten/silberne-militar-verdienst-medaille-1892.html

Of course, the soldier could have awarded the medal by Saxony or Württemberg, if his unit fought in common with them.

But Austria is possible too:

https://www.emedals.com/austria-kingdom-a-lot-of-fifteen-medal-ribbons

 

#1530: The differences between a "Litewka" and a "Kleiner Rock" are:

a) the pockets. A Litewka had horizontal, a Kleiner Rock had diagonal pockets

b) the collar patches. On Litewkas were the coloured patches of the army-corps, on Kleiner Rock the colour of the branch

 

#1532: Prussian aviators had those shoulder-straps with a number and a single Litze. Shoulder-straps without a number and double Litze like on this photo were worn by bavarain soldiers

 

#1533: To detremine the unit we need the latin number beneath the 15

 

#1538: dark swedish cuffs. If back it could be field-artillery, if red, it could be a dragoon. The cap-band is black or red?

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trajan
13 hours ago, Jools mckenna said:

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13 hours ago, GreyC said:

The right sign says Beer for cash only.

GreyC

 

9 hours ago, GreyC said:

The only customer is a Landsturm guy.

GreyC

 

What a great photograph, though!

 

Jools - any chance of a better view of his collar numbers? If not, GreyC, they look to be a Corps over a battallion. Weren't these early rather than late war?

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trajan
4 hours ago, The Prussian said:

Hello all! ... 

#1530: The differences between a "Litewka" and a "Kleiner Rock" are:

a) the pockets. A Litewka had horizontal, a Kleiner Rock had diagonal pockets

b) the collar patches. On Litewkas were the coloured patches of the army-corps, on Kleiner Rock the colour of the branch

 

That's a great reply Andy - I was always uncertain on the difference between a Litewka and a 'kleiner Rock', plus the other information you provide also very helpful...

 

Julian

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clarke

Thanks The Prussian 

 

Some invaluable information.

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clarke

I think I can read a 23 or 73 on the epaulette. 

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Jools mckenna
1 hour ago, clarke said:

 

 

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RIR 79?

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clarke

Thanks Jools mckenna, had another look, definately 79, eyes aren't quite what they use to be.

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The Prussian

Hello!

Definately 79.  The 7th comp. was with its II.Btl. under command of the Insel-Kommandantur Borkum (Commandant´s office of the Isle Borkum) from August 8, 1914 until November 3, 1916

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Jools mckenna
11 hours ago, trajan said:

They look to be a Corps over a battalion. Weren't these early rather than late war?

 

Its 'XIX' over '15'. I thought that the 15 was the regiment and XIX(19) was the armee corps.

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Jools mckenna
11 hours ago, trajan said:

Jools - any chance of a better view of his collar numbers? If not, GreyC, they look to be a Corps over a battallion. Weren't these early rather than late war?

 

It's dated 1916. 

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The Prussian
10 minutes ago, Jools mckenna said:

Its 'XIX' over '15'. I thought that the 15 was the regiment and XIX(19) was the armee corps.

Hello!

The XIX is the army corps. Right. The 15 is the 15th Landsturm-Bataillon of that corps.

In this case: Saxon Landsturm-Inf.Btl. Glauchau (XIX.15). During the war it belonged to General-Gouvernement Belgium and from October 1, 1918 until January 3, 1919 to the 1st Army

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