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by Glennj
Fri May 31, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Polizei-Präsident - Berlin
Replies: 2
Views: 428

Polizei-Präsident - Berlin

Hello chaps, here is an interesting photograph I happened across on ebay.de. It was captioned along the lines, "nobles, generals etc." In fact, it is a great shot of the Police President of Berlin, Traugott von Jagow in conversation with the commander of the Berliner Schutzmannschaft, Oberst Paul Ho...
by Glennj
Sat May 11, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Who is this
Replies: 2
Views: 344

Re: Who is this

Some sort of fantasy piece! The cap badge is that of a naval Deck Officer/Chief Petty Officer. The shoulder boards appear to be those of a field officer. A civilian band?

Regards
Glenn
by Glennj
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Abreviation a. I. s. d. ?
Replies: 14
Views: 778

Re: Abreviation a. I. s. d. ?

Again from 1900. Used as a reward/honour for a senior general. Here General der Infanterie Rudolf von Zingler. General von Zingler entered the then Colbergsches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 9 as a Seconde-Lieutenant from the corps of cadets on 2 May 1857. Some forty plus years later he was honoured by be...
by Glennj
Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Abreviation a. I. s. d. ?
Replies: 14
Views: 778

Re: Abreviation a. I. s. d. ?

Thanks John, and used here in two variations of the second usage of the term. As a reward or honour for princely types and secondly for distinguished civilian medical men. This from 1900 Regards Glenn http://www.austro-hungarian-army.co.uk/forumpic/suite_3.jpg http://www.austro-hungarian-army.co.uk/...
by Glennj
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Abreviation a. I. s. d. ?
Replies: 14
Views: 778

Re: Abreviation a. I. s. d. ?

Used here in the first usage to denote an extra-regimentally employed officer assigned as an adjutant to an higher formation outside his parent regiment. The death notice of Premier-Lieutenant v. Witzleben, à la suite (supernumerary) to Ulan-Regiment Nr. 9. The extract from the 1885 Rangliste shows ...
by Glennj
Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Abreviation a. I. s. d. ?
Replies: 14
Views: 778

Re: Abreviation a. I. s. d. ?

Gentlemen, there are two broad uses of the term in the Prussian system; When first introduced in Prussia, the term was utilised for adjutants and the like attached to higher headquarters and instructors at military schools etc - basically a way of designating officers serving outside their normal re...
by Glennj
Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Abreviation a. I. s. d. ?
Replies: 14
Views: 778

Re: Abreviation a. I. s. d. ?

Chaps,

It is à la suite. The “d.” Is just the definite article “der”, “des” depending on the following noun.

Regards
Glenn
by Glennj
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: help with verification on a 1906 Lt. in 3 Obersch/Infantrie-Regiment
Replies: 13
Views: 666

Re: help with verification on a 1906 Lt. in 3 Obersch/Infantrie-Regiment

Philippe, I only wish it were true that they had not been destroyed. I have never encountered any Prussian Kriegsstammrollen on my travels. Perhaps they will turn up in Russia one day? I was able to find the additional stuff in the Militär-Wochenblatt. Unfortunately, besides promotions and the award...
by Glennj
Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: help with verification on a 1906 Lt. in 3 Obersch/Infantrie-Regiment
Replies: 13
Views: 666

Re: help with verification on a 1906 Lt. in 3 Obersch/Infantrie-Regiment

Some additional information regarding Major Brauer: He entered Infanterie-Regiment 62 as a Fahnenjunker (aspirant officer in 1901). Promoted to Unteroffizer and subsequently to Fähnrich on 22 April 1902. He was commissioned as a Leutnant on the Kaiser's birthday on 27 January 1903 with seniority fro...
by Glennj
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Named Officer Helmet From Iowa
Replies: 24
Views: 1522

Re: Named Officer Helmet From Iowa

Brian,

it is Jünemann. Leutnant der Reserve Jünemann, commissioned as such on 25 January 1915. He survived the war.

Best regards
Glenn

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by Glennj
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Named Officer Helmet From Iowa
Replies: 24
Views: 1522

Re: Named Officer Helmet From Indiana

Brian, Landsturm-Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 33 was formed in late July 1916 under the auspices of the IV. Army Corps Home Command. It served exclusively on the Eastern front, initially in 3. Reserve-Division until 13 March 17, the 46. Landwehr-Division until 30 April 1918 and finally 14. Landwehr-Divis...
by Glennj
Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Shoulder Straps / Schulterklappen
Topic: Help Needed
Replies: 8
Views: 1597

Re: Help Needed

John,

as per the illustration Sandy posted above; white epaulette field and the arabic numeral “9”. The braid was silver with 2 parallel black stripes.

Regards
Glenn
by Glennj
Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Shoulder Straps / Schulterklappen
Topic: Help Needed
Replies: 8
Views: 1597

Re: Help Needed

John,

white underlay and a “gold” 9 throughout the period of wear of the model 1866 shoulder boards.

Regards
Glenn
by Glennj
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian General Officer Pickelhauben- named
Replies: 13
Views: 1439

Re: Prussian General Officer Pickelhauben- named

It is a lovely helmet but you will not find a Prussian general officer of that name. Perhaps a later owner?

Regards
Glenn
by Glennj
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Lets see your Train helmets!
Replies: 24
Views: 6485

Re: Lets see your Train helmets!

Oh at least three beers! Anyway for starters: Medical officers were just that: since 1873, commissioned officers but prior to that military officials. The military cooks were regimental personnel assigned for that purpose from the unit‘s companies, squadrons and batteries under the supervision of a ...
by Glennj
Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Friedrich v. Merkatz
Replies: 5
Views: 847

Re: Friedrich v. Merkatz

Hi Joe, never say never! Not the best portrait but something of Herr v. Markatz. From "Geschichte der Maschinen-Gewehr-Abteilung Nr 1 : nach d. amtl. Kriegstagebüchern u. dem vom Reichsarchiv hrsg. 'Der Weltkrieg' u. privaten Aufzeichnungen der Kameraden", (1936). Regards Glenn http://www.austro-hun...
by Glennj
Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Friedrich v. Merkatz
Replies: 5
Views: 847

Re: Friedrich v. Merkatz

Joe, I do not immediately have a portrait of Colonel v. Merkatz. However, I note that the ZMSBw in Potsdam holds a copy of: "Geschichte der Maschinen-Gewehr-Abteilung Nr 1 : nach d. amtl. Kriegstagebüchern u. dem vom Reichsarchiv hrsg. 'Der Weltkrieg' u. privaten Aufzeichnungen der Kameraden", (1936...
by Glennj
Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bavarian Pioneer Batl. 7
Replies: 8
Views: 1184

Re: Bavarian Pioneer Batl. 7

Steve,

As ordered in January 1917, all divisions were to have an establishment of two pioneer companies under a battalion staff. The result of this with regards to the Bavarian army was the amalgamation of exant pioneer companies into Bavarian Pionier-Bataillone 1 - 26.

Regards
Glenn
by Glennj
Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: General major to id, please
Replies: 4
Views: 1012

Re: General major to id, please

The problem is, that without instantly recognising the General, there honestly is not enough to go on to aid in his identification. The Saxon Albrectsorden officers‘ cross with swords does not even narrow him down to a Saxon officer; dozens of senior Prussian officers were also recipients of this or...
by Glennj
Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube and Imperial German Reference Books
Topic: Verlag Militaria: Pioniere-Verkehrstruppen-Train
Replies: 2
Views: 908

Re: Verlag Militaria: Pioniere-Verkehrstruppen-Train

My copy arrived today.

As usual, excellent work by messrs Herr and Nguyen.

Some wonderful period photographs and portraits as well as superb colour photographs of examples of clothing, headdress and side arms etc.

A worthy addition to the series.

Glenn
by Glennj
Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Bavarian Reserve Infantry Officer
Replies: 19
Views: 3941

Re: Bavarian Reserve Infantry Officer

John,

if I may offer an opinion on the name, I think it more likely to be Fallenbacher or even Faltenbacher. Of the two, Leutnant d.R. Karl Fallenbacher of 12. Reserve-Infanterie-Regiment is perhaps a likely contender.

Regards
Glenn
by Glennj
Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fahnrich Question #2
Replies: 2
Views: 1159

Re: Fahnrich Question #2

John,

yes. However, those Fähnrich who had passed the officers' examination could additionally wear an officers' pattern cap in undress and off-duty.

Bekleidungsordnung II. Teil 1903, § 140.

Regards
Glenn
by Glennj
Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: 1911-Manöver
Replies: 10
Views: 2884

Re: 1911-Manöver

I think it is somewhat earlier than 1911. The chaps are all wearing non blackened sword scabbards and those that are visible are wearing two sling loops attached to the scabbards. Should therefore be pre 26 June 1905. Assuming this is the case and the photo dates from the early 1900s, I would say th...
by Glennj
Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Shoulder Straps / Schulterklappen
Topic: Help Identifying Officer shoulder boards
Replies: 6
Views: 2297

Re: Help Identifying Officer shoulder boards

Nothing that I have read so far would confirm that the Baden contingent wore anything other than pure Prussian pattern shoulder boards after they were introduced in 1867. The regimental histories just state that the officers wore shoulder boards of the Prussian pattern.

Regards
Glenn
by Glennj
Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Help with ID and translation
Replies: 8
Views: 1949

Re: Help with ID and translation

This from the regimental history of Grenadier-Regiment Nr. 4.

Regards
Glenn

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by Glennj
Wed May 31, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Help with ID and translation
Replies: 8
Views: 1949

Re: Help with ID and translation

James,

Can't decipher the 2nd word yet.

Meinem ? Adjutanten zur Erinnerung an großer Zeit. Oberst von Massow Feldzug 1914-1918.

Regards
Glenn
by Glennj
Wed May 31, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Help with ID and translation
Replies: 8
Views: 1949

Re: Help with ID and translation

James,

fine portrait of Oberst Friedrich-Wilhelm v. Massow, regimental commander of Grenadier-Regiment N. 4.

Regards
Glenn
by Glennj
Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Help with determining dates of Schirmmutzen
Replies: 11
Views: 3692

Re: Help with determining dates of Schirmmutzen

Here is a good example. From a 1988 article in the Zeitschrift für Heereskunde . Captioned as a Stabsarzt Dr. Ropertz from an 1887 album commemorating the retirement of the XIV. Armeekorps corps Surgeon, Generalarzt Dr. von Beck. In fact, Stabsartz Dr. August Ropertz, a former battalion medical offi...
by Glennj
Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Help with determining dates of Schirmmutzen
Replies: 11
Views: 3692

Re: Help with determining dates of Schirmmutzen

Tony, John, the Baden cockade was worn above the Prussian. This from the 1895 Prussian officers' dress regulations. See the Officer from the Baden contingent in this photo. Regards Glenn http://www.pickelhaubes.com/bb/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=11020 http://austro-hungarian-army.co.uk/forumpic/badencockad...
by Glennj
Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Pictures of Uhlans
Replies: 13
Views: 3484

Re: Pictures of Uhlans

Max, Perhaps it was not allowed by the official regulations. I keep on searching! I certainly get that impression. The method of wear is detailed in the 1896 clothing regulations and it simply states that the cord should be worn around the neck at the lower edge of the collar. No mention is made of ...
by Glennj
Sun Mar 26, 2017 4:34 am
Forum: Tschapkas
Topic: Drafter of the Serbian ultimatum Tschapka? ID Help Sought
Replies: 5
Views: 2922

Re: Drafter of the Serbian ultimatum Tschapka? ID Help Sough

Mark, it is not an officers' tschapka, rather that of a private soldier. Tschapkas of both officers and NCOs were further distinguished by rank braid and in the case of officers with ornamented chin scales, braided rosette and the top of the "mortar board" also in the regimental colour. The white co...
by Glennj
Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Groupings
Topic: Rittmeister von Petersdorff
Replies: 15
Views: 3474

Re: Rittmeister von Petersdorff

Lovely grouping. The photograph shows him as an Oberleutnant in 1. Garde-Dragoner-Regiment Königin Viktoria von Großbritannien und Irland.

Regards
Glenn
by Glennj
Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:35 am
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Russian cavalry
Replies: 3
Views: 2326

Re: Russian cavalry

There is a wonderful book covering the uniforms of the Imperial Russian cavalry in 1914 by Gerard Gorokhoff. Fortunately for the Russian language challenged (including me), it is in Russian and English: The Russian Imperial Cavalry, Collectors books 1908. Regards Glenn http://austro-hungarian-army.c...
by Glennj
Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Shakos/Tschakos
Topic: Mansfelder Pioneer Officer Tschako
Replies: 13
Views: 3934

Re: Mansfelder Pioneer Officer Tschako

That is a pretty rare thing. As the battalion was only established for 19 officers, there cannot be many originals lurking around.

Commander
Adjutant
Quartermaster/Paymaster (Rechnungsführer)
4 officers per company

= 19

Perhaps a handful more as replacements during the war.

Regards
Glenn
by Glennj
Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Kugelhelme/Artillerie
Topic: 8th Foot Artillery Fahnrich, Metz
Replies: 37
Views: 8848

Re: 8th Foot Artillery Fahnrich, Metz

John, Please find below from left to right illustrations of: Prussian officers' portepee. Imperial troddel for an 8th company. Later Reichswehr (post 1928)/Wehrmacht pattern troddel for an 8th company. The Fähnrich as well as senior non-commissioned officers (Feldwebel/Vizefeldwebel etc.) wore the o...
by Glennj
Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Kugelhelme/Artillerie
Topic: 8th Foot Artillery Fahnrich, Metz
Replies: 37
Views: 8848

Re: 8th Foot Artillery Fahnrich, Metz

John, an interesting conundrum. With regards to the number of companies in a Foot Artillery Regiment, I can confirm as at 1914 there were in fact eight in peacetime. Please see the extract for Fuß-Artillerie-Regiment Nr. 8 for 1914 which shows the officers assigned to that company. The Portepee is s...
by Glennj
Tue Feb 07, 2017 3:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fahnrich Question
Replies: 6
Views: 2356

Re: Fahnrich Question

John, until he passed his officers' examination and was thereafter entitled to wear the officers' sword the situation is clear; he wore the normal soldiers' pattern belt. Once permitted to carry a sword, the situation is not explicitly covered in the dress regulations. They merely state that the swo...
by Glennj
Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube and Imperial German Reference Books
Topic: Under Arms of the Kaiser by Mike Kelso
Replies: 7
Views: 2150

Re: Under Arms of the Kaiser by Mike Kelso

I ordered a copy from Mike the other day. Having seen some of the excerpts of the preliminary drafts, I am very much looking forward to receiving it.

Regards
Glenn
by Glennj
Fri Jan 27, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Need Help Interpreting Rangliste
Replies: 2
Views: 1239

Re: Need Help Interpreting Rangliste

Jim,

it is the date of the wound at Maricourt (22 March 1918) that led to his death on 29 March 1918. v = Verwundung (wound).

Regards
Glenn
by Glennj
Sun Jan 15, 2017 4:57 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: General a'la Suite?
Replies: 3
Views: 1179

Re: General a'la Suite?

Ron, as a supplement to my earlier reply, there were a tiny number of general officers who wore the uniform of the Pioneers as an honorific. I don't own a copy of Randy T's book on 'Spiked Helmets of Imperial Germany' so am unable to see the particular helmet referred to. The number of general offic...
by Glennj
Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: General a'la Suite?
Replies: 3
Views: 1179

Re: General a'la Suite?

Ron, I am not convinced there is such a thing as a "Pioneer Generals'" helmet. As you correctly state, a General à la suite wore silver fittings but gold stars on the spike base. A general officer whose original branch of the service was the engineer and pioneer branch wore a normal general officers...
by Glennj
Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: Dragoon/Dragoner Helmets
Topic: 6th Bavarian Chevauleger Regiment
Replies: 23
Views: 4344

Re: 6th Bavarian Chevauleger Regiment

b.loree wrote:Ok...I have to demonstrate my ignorance here Lt, (Lieutenant) I know but d. R. ? Dragoner Regt ?? de Reserve ?
der Reserve.

Regards
Glenn
by Glennj
Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Dragoon/Dragoner Helmets
Topic: 6th Bavarian Chevauleger Regiment
Replies: 23
Views: 4344

Re: 6th Bavarian Cheveaux Leger Officer

Very nice.

Leutnant d.R. (24.1.10) Edgar Tregler. Promoted to Oberleutnant d.R. on 22.7.15 (Patent of 1.6.15). Appears to have spent most of the war in Train units.

Regards
Glenn
by Glennj
Mon Jan 02, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: 6th KR nickname?
Replies: 24
Views: 4446

Re: 6th KR nickname?

Almost all officers and troopers were Jewish" Hardly??? This from the 1914 Prussian Army list. Of the twenty five officers listed every single one without exception is from the Prussian nobility including four Counts and three Barons! Regards Glenn http://www.austro-hungarian-army.co.uk/forumpic/kr...
by Glennj
Mon Dec 26, 2016 6:07 am
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Help with determining dates of Schirmmutzen
Replies: 11
Views: 3692

Re: Help with determining dates of Schirmmutzen

the 1880s saw caps becoming increasingly taller and more cylindrical in construction
A great example from around 1880. Sekonde-Lieutenant Ludolf v. Lüderitz of 1. Hannoversches Dragoner-Regiment Nr. 9 in Metz.

Regards
Glenn

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by Glennj
Fri Dec 23, 2016 2:32 am
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Help with determining dates of Schirmmutzen
Replies: 11
Views: 3692

Re: Help with determining dates of Schirmmutzen

John, It certainly appears from period photographs that the fashion and style changed throughout the period. In the 1870s for instance the caps seem almost like those of the Russian army, the 1880s saw caps becoming increasingly taller and more cylindrical in construction and a reversion in the 1890...
by Glennj
Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:35 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Cockades and Flügeladjutants
Replies: 5
Views: 1862

Re: Cockades and Flügeladjutants

Managed to identify the laid-back officer with the Pickelhaube, one Oberstlieutenant a.D (1891 char. Oberst a.D.) Hermann v. Arnswald (1813-1894), the "Burgkommandant" of the Wartburg. He also wears the uniform of Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 94. The Sachsen-Weimar cockade is just visible on the left han...
by Glennj
Tue Dec 20, 2016 6:38 am
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Alte Helme Zimmer See Battalion
Replies: 13
Views: 3487

Re: Alte Helme Zimmer See Battalion

Randolpho, For the non German readers, I will provide an English résumé: Victor von Usedom was born in Königsberg, East Prussia on 17 December 1842. Following his education in the cadet corps, he entered Grenadier-Regiment Nr. 1 as a Sekonde-Lieutenant on 6 March 1860. He was employed as the adjutan...
by Glennj
Mon Dec 19, 2016 3:33 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Cockades and Flügeladjutants
Replies: 5
Views: 1862

Re: Cockades and Flügeladjutants

The cockade situation of the smaller states incorporated into the Prussian army is quite convoluted prior to 1897. It might be useful to elaborate a little: Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 91 (Oldenburg) Officers: Prussian only Feldwebel, Vizefeldwebel & Fähnrich: Prussian only Sergeant, Unteroffizier, Gefr...
by Glennj
Mon Dec 19, 2016 5:50 am
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Alte Helme Zimmer See Battalion
Replies: 13
Views: 3487

Re: Alte Helme Zimmer See Battalion

Randolpho, I don't know what your German is like but before I scan a couple of pages on General v. Usedom, here is a much briefer résumé of Konstantin v. Jastrzemski's career. Born in Liegnitz on 1 April. 1875. Following his education at his parents' home and the cadet corps, he entered Infanterie-R...