Jump to content
The Great War (1914-1918) Forum

Remembered Today:

Uniform identification


Steveee
 Share

Recommended Posts

Does anyone know what unit the soldier belonged to? This is my great grandfather and I know almost nothing about him

IMG-20190203-WA0029.jpg

IMG-20190203-WA0030.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, Steveee said:

Does anyone know what unit the soldier belonged to? This is my great grandfather and I know almost nothing about him

I think it’s a model 1910 waffenrock (tunic) with so-called ‘Swedish cuffs’ that were favoured by a specific range of units within the German Army.  Forum member @GreyCwill be able to advise. 

Edited by FROGSMILE
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hi,

a bit tricky. After having conferred with friends it´s most probably Reserve Jägerbataillon 14. As the belt buckle is Prussian, not Mecklenburg and Doppellitzen on the collar in combination with 14 on th flaps should point to  Jäger 14. They were not stationed in Marburg, so he must have visited (maybe familiy?).

Best,

GreyC

Edited by GreyC
Link to comment
Share on other sites

31 minutes ago, GreyC said:

Hi,

a bit tricky. After having conferred with friends it´s most probably Reserve Jägerbataillon 14. As the belt buckle is Prussian, not Mecklenburg and Doppellitzen on the collar in combination with 14 on th flaps should point to  Jäger 14. They were not stationed in Marburg, so he must have visited (maybe familiy?).

Best,

GreyC

Thank you so much! Yes, he was born in Marburg 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

35 minutes ago, GreyC said:

Fits perfectly, then!

GreyC

Brilliant job GreyC, I was confident that you’d know! 👍

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...