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by Glennj
Sat Jan 11, 2014 1:38 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: M95 Saxe Cobourg Gotha
Replies: 30
Views: 8160

Re: M95 Saxe Cobourg Gotha

Unteroffizier Reinhold's Iron Cross document is signed by this distinguished fellow: Generalleutnant William Balck.

Regards
Glenn

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by Glennj
Sat Jan 11, 2014 11:07 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Four of the best
Replies: 20
Views: 5225

Re: Four of the best

Interestingly, this unnamed Hauptmann who appears on page 45 of " Deutsche Offiziershelme 1870-1918 " Band I, is miscaptioned as a Sachsen-Weimar Flügeladjutant. He is in fact Hauptmann Kurt v. Gillhausen, Flügeladjutant to the Herzog von Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha. An easy mistake to make as only the...
by Glennj
Fri Jan 10, 2014 3:13 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Four of the best
Replies: 20
Views: 5225

Re: Four of the best

The officers' Bekleidungsvorschrift of 1911 does not specifically mention the uniforms of the Flügeladjutanten of the Bundesfürsten but both Oberstleutnant Fiebig in a 1940 article in the Zeitschrift für Heereskunde and the Knötel/Pietsch/Collas "Das Deutsche Heer" describe the helmet of the Sachsen...
by Glennj
Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:27 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Freiherr Huber von Gleichenstein, a question for Glenn
Replies: 13
Views: 2678

Re: Freiherr Huber von Gleichenstein, a question for Glenn

Philippe, Alfred Freiherr Huber v. Gleichenstein was originally commissioned into Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 114 as a Sekonde-Lieutenant der Reserve on 19 November 1889. He remained a reserve officer until transferring into the Landwehr in 1906 and retiring shortly afterwards on 17 January 1907. Sekond...
by Glennj
Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:13 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Freiherr Huber von Gleichenstein, a question for Glenn
Replies: 13
Views: 2678

Re: Freiherr Huber von Gleichenstein, a question for Glenn

Philippe,

That is great news! I look forward to seeing the photograph. I must check out Alfred.

Regards
Glenn
by Glennj
Thu Jan 09, 2014 4:46 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Braunschweigisches Husaren-Regiment Nr. 17 uniform
Replies: 19
Views: 4912

Re: Braunschweigisches Husaren-Regiment Nr. 17 uniform

Your photograph is of an Husar (Gemeiner) or private soldier who would wear a white plume. Your Attila is that of a Sergeant or Vizewachtmeister. Please see the extracts below from the Bekleidungsordnung of 1903 and the regimental history of 1909 (2nd Volume) by Major Mackensen v. Astfeld. Regards G...
by Glennj
Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:15 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Braunschweigisches Husaren-Regiment Nr. 17 uniform
Replies: 19
Views: 4912

Re: Braunschweigisches Husaren-Regiment Nr. 17 uniform

Very nice!

I understand the lower half of the HR 17 NCO's plume was black.

Regards
Glenn

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by Glennj
Sat Jan 04, 2014 1:09 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: GdC Officer
Replies: 4
Views: 2025

Re: GdC Officer

Chaps, Leutnant Wolf-Werner Graf v. Arnim who was attached to the Embassy in Washington at the time. He was later killed in action at Waterberg in German Southwest Africa on 11 August 1904 as a Leutnant in the 1. Feldregiment (beritten) of the Schutztruppen für DSWA. http://www.austro-hungarian-army...
by Glennj
Wed Jan 01, 2014 7:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Generalmajor Jacobi - looking for any informations
Replies: 7
Views: 2835

Re: Generalmajor Jacobi - looking for any informations

Michal,

you do not have to buy this source of knowledge. You will need to learn to cope with the Gothic script though :)

Send me a pm and I will sort you out a copy.

Regards
Glenn
by Glennj
Wed Jan 01, 2014 4:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Generalmajor Jacobi - looking for any informations
Replies: 7
Views: 2835

Re: Generalmajor Jacobi - looking for any informations

Michal, here it is: Regards Glenn Ludwig Gregor Hermann Jacobi, Born 29 June 1850 at Arnsberg (Westphalia); evangelical. Father: Ludwig, Geheimer Regierungsrat (Mid ranking government official). Mother: Amalie née Funck. Education: in his parents' home, at the Gymnasium in Arnsberg and Berlin and th...
by Glennj
Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Generalmajor Jacobi - looking for any informations
Replies: 7
Views: 2835

Re: Generalmajor Jacobi - looking for any informations

Michal, please find below the career of General Jacobi from the Offizier-Stammliste of Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 43. He retired as a charakterisierter Generalmajor in 1904 but on recall for service in WW1 as the commander of the 4. Infanterie-Brigade home command he received a Patent of 22.3.15. D. Ac...
by Glennj
Mon Dec 30, 2013 4:55 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Unidentified uniform - please help
Replies: 2
Views: 1296

Re: Unidentified uniform - please help

He is a railway official with the rank of Bahnmeister.

Regards
Glenn
by Glennj
Mon Dec 30, 2013 4:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Generalmajor Jacobi - looking for any informations
Replies: 7
Views: 2835

Re: Generalmajor Jacobi - looking for any informations

man who was a generalmajor will not be hard to find?
indeed he is not. Are you happy with German? Otherwise a lot of typing for me! :P

Regards
Glenn

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by Glennj
Mon Dec 30, 2013 10:16 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Rittmeister Ludwig Bassermann Jordan, Leib Drag. Regiment 20
Replies: 8
Views: 1567

Re: Rittmeister Ludwig Bassermann Jordan, Leib Drag. Regimen

Hi Philippe, Ludwig Bassermann-Jordan was commissioned as a Sekonde-Lieutenant der Reserve in Dragoner-Regiment Nr. 20 on 17 October 1893: His Patents of promotion were as follows: Sekonde-Lieutenant der Reserve: 17.10.93 R2r Oberleutnant der Reserve: 22.3.03 U7u Rittmeister der Reserve: 16.11.10 He...
by Glennj
Fri Dec 27, 2013 6:44 am
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Oberst Christoph von Ebbinghaus (1856-1927) - IR125
Replies: 4
Views: 2116

Re: Oberst Christoph von Ebbinghaus (1856-1927) - IR125

Sam,

the ribbon bar:

Württemberg Friedrichs-Orden Knight's Cross
Württemberg 25 Years Longs Service Decoration
Prussian Red Eagle 4th Class
Prussian Centenary Medal

Regards
Glenn
by Glennj
Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:45 am
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: Germa Tunica ???? Help please
Replies: 2
Views: 1718

Re: Germa Tunica ???? Help please

It is the uniform a Prussian customs (Zoll) official in the rank of either Zollsekretär or Oberzolleinnehmer according to the 1913 regulations. It had earlier been used by officials in the rank of Hauptassistent and Nebenzolleinnehmer 1. Kl. Regards Glenn http://www.austro-hungarian-army.co.uk/forum...
by Glennj
Sat Dec 14, 2013 9:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Research help request
Replies: 10
Views: 3084

Re: Research help request

Larry, Joe, I think we have him: Leutnant der Reserve Georg Zimmermann, born 17 August 1894 at Nürnberg. An engineering student commissioned on 10.9.17. Initially trained by the II./Ersatz-Abteilung of 6. Feldartillerie-Regiment in 1914, he subsequently served with the regiment in the field being pr...
by Glennj
Sat Dec 14, 2013 3:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Research help request
Replies: 10
Views: 3084

Re: Research help request

Larry, an initial look in the 1914 Bavarian "Militär-Handbuch" lists no Georg Zimmermann and in fact no field artillery officer of the name Zimmermann either active, reserve or Landwehr. Therefore if Feld-Artillerie, presumably commissioned post mobilization. Could you please give me a steer as to w...
by Glennj
Fri Dec 13, 2013 12:30 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Freiherr Huber von Gleichenstein, a question for Glenn
Replies: 13
Views: 2678

Re: Freiherr Huber von Gleichenstein, a question for Glenn

Hello Philippe,

he does appear in the Ehrenrangliste under LGR 109 on page 287. He was still alive in 1934 as he is listed in that year's edition of the Hamburg address book.

I will see if I can track a date of death down.

Regards
Glenn
by Glennj
Fri Dec 13, 2013 9:15 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Freiherr Huber von Gleichenstein, a question for Glenn
Replies: 13
Views: 2678

Re: Freiherr Huber von Gleichenstein, a question for Glenn

Hello Philippe, presumably Maximilian Freiherr Huber von Gleichenstein, born 4 October 1876 at Oberrottweil. Entered LGR 109 as a Fahnenjunker on 15 July 1896 being promoted to Portepee-Fähnrich on 16 February 1897. Sekonde-Lieutenant on 18.10.97 and was assigned as Adjutant to Bezirkskommando Mosba...
by Glennj
Wed Dec 11, 2013 4:53 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Baden Plumes
Replies: 10
Views: 2487

Re: Baden Plumes

Joe,

that would be Generalarzt (Generalmajor) Professor Dr. Paul Kraske (1851-1930).

Regards
Glenn
by Glennj
Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:30 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Baden Plumes
Replies: 10
Views: 2487

Re: Baden Plumes

And again Großherzog Friedrich I with the same combination as above.

Glenn

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by Glennj
Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:05 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Baden Plumes
Replies: 10
Views: 2487

Re: Baden Plumes

However:

From the 1900 "Atlas des Deutschen Reichsheeres" which clearly illustrates the helmet of the then Grand Duke Friedrich I. But not a Prussian helmet with a Baden plume.

Regards
Glenn


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by Glennj
Wed Dec 11, 2013 9:26 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Baden Plumes
Replies: 10
Views: 2487

Re: Baden Plumes

I think the biggest problem is the fact that the wear/existence of a Baden plume does not appear to be officially documented. Such a beast certainly does not appear in the officers' dress regulations or the service regulations of the Prussian army nor the seminal works by Mila, Pietsch and Knötel et...
by Glennj
Sat Nov 30, 2013 11:19 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Pickelhaube Baden Leib-Grenadier-Regiment Nr.109
Replies: 25
Views: 5722

Re: Baden Leib-Grenadier-Regiment Nr.109

Perhaps II EB R109

That is the 2nd Replacement Battalion of Leib-Grenadier-Regiment Nr. 109 - 2. Ersatz-Bataillon Leib-Grenadier-Regiment Nr. 109.

Regards
Glenn
by Glennj
Sun Oct 13, 2013 3:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A strange unit marking
Replies: 3
Views: 2101

Re: A strange unit marking

Perhaps the property of the Haupt-Kadettenanstalt in Berlin. This was a 10 company strong establishment.

Regards
Glenn
by Glennj
Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:10 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Another day, another not-often-seen Überzug
Replies: 19
Views: 4310

Re: Another day, another not-often-seen Überzug

Joe,

Is that the "Anhaltspunkte für den Generalstabsdienst"?

No, I do not have a copy but have examined a copy at the ZMSBw in Potsdam.

Glenn
by Glennj
Thu Sep 12, 2013 3:11 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Identifying the unidentified
Replies: 114
Views: 45656

Re: Identifying the unidentified

Ok, not that you would know it by his decorations, but this guy is Bavarian. The clues to the contingent are the rather distinctive badges on the front of his pouch belt. However, these decorative pieces were abolished after the death of King Ludwig II in 1886. The photograph is clearly later than 1...
by Glennj
Wed Sep 11, 2013 2:20 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Identifying the unidentified
Replies: 114
Views: 45656

Re: Identifying the unidentified

Well our subject's name can be revealed in short order. I was wondering if anyone had recognised the conflict between his awards and his uniform? [-X

Glenn
by Glennj
Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:25 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Identifying the unidentified
Replies: 114
Views: 45656

Re: Identifying the unidentified

Saw this on ebay recently. Notwithstanding some inconsistencies in this officer's dress, the decorations do not immediately point in any conclusive direction to which contingent he belongs. The grouping though is absolutely unique. In the first instance, then, it was important to identify/recognise ...
by Glennj
Tue Sep 10, 2013 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kaiser news
Replies: 6
Views: 2341

Re: Kaiser news

What a disjointed piece of work.
Pretty much par for the course with the Daily Mail.

Glenn
by Glennj
Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:49 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Zoll Pickelhaube
Replies: 5
Views: 2271

Re: Zoll Pickelhaube

Joe, the regulations above are very clear that a cruciform base for customs officials was forbidden. The Kommunal-Polizei should, however have worn an helmet with a cruciform base. This illustration is taken from the 1897 publication "Uniformen der Deutschen Reichs-Post- und Eisenbahnbeamten , der K...
by Glennj
Sat Sep 07, 2013 5:11 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Zoll Pickelhaube
Replies: 5
Views: 2271

Re: Zoll Pickelhaube

Detail from the text:

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by Glennj
Sat Sep 07, 2013 5:02 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Zoll Pickelhaube
Replies: 5
Views: 2271

Zoll Pickelhaube

This last few days, I acquired a copy of the Customs clothing regulations of 1913. The helmet of the Zoll officials is described in some detail. Here is an illustration from the Bekleidungsordnung.

Glenn

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by Glennj
Fri Sep 06, 2013 5:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for Regimentsgeschichten
Replies: 13
Views: 4042

Re: Looking for Regimentsgeschichten

Well success with two out of the three. I have the stuff on Haelen from both DR 17 & 18 which I will send to you when I get home.

This from DR 17.

Regards
Glenn

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by Glennj
Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for Regimentsgeschichten
Replies: 13
Views: 4042

Re: Looking for Regimentsgeschichten

Joe, I will scan the pages regarding Haelen from the KR 2 history and dropbox them to you. Both Rittmeister Hans v. Bodecker and Erhard Graf v. Kalnein were squadron commanders in 1. Großherzoglich Mecklenburgisches Dragoner-Regiment Nr. 17 of the 2. and Leib Eskadron respectively. Bodecker survived...
by Glennj
Mon Aug 26, 2013 5:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for Regimentsgeschichten
Replies: 13
Views: 4042

Re: Looking for Regimentsgeschichten

Francis, oops!! I forgot I had the wartime history of KR 2! The following casualty figures are given: 3. Kavallerie-Brigade: Kürassier-Regt. Nr. 2 8 Officers 77 NCOs and Kürassiere 272 horses. Lt. v. Kameke died of wounds The following officers were severely wounded: Rittm. v. Horn Lt. v. d. Marwitz...
by Glennj
Mon Aug 26, 2013 5:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for Regimentsgeschichten
Replies: 13
Views: 4042

Re: Looking for Regimentsgeschichten

Francis,

unfortunately my stuff on these guys is pre-war. :( I am in Potsdam next week and will attempt to consult the wartime regimental histories held at the ZMSBw and make some scans.

Regards
Glenn
by Glennj
Sun Aug 25, 2013 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for Regimentsgeschichten
Replies: 13
Views: 4042

Re: Looking for Regimentsgeschichten

Francis,

what are you looking for? Anything specific?

Regards
Glenn
by Glennj
Wed Jul 24, 2013 1:13 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Dead uhlan
Replies: 19
Views: 7851

Re: Dead uhlan

and the uniforms drive me to believe that it is a Garde Ulanen unit
Both the Lance Pennants and the Feldzeichen look very dark in the photograph. I am thinking perhaps more likely, Ulanen-Regiment Nr. 19?

Regards
Glenn
by Glennj
Mon Jul 22, 2013 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Potsdam and GUARD "GGR1"
Replies: 5
Views: 1977

Re: Potsdam and GUARD "GGR1"

Ah, beautiful Potsdam, my favourite German city! I shall be there myself in six weeks time. Not only the site of such marvellous places as San Souci but also the home of the wonderful Bundeswehr military historical research office library!

Regards
Glenn
by Glennj
Wed Jun 12, 2013 2:05 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: "Leibgarde des Kaisers in neuen Tropenuniformen"
Replies: 16
Views: 9782

Re: "Leibgarde des Kaisers in neuen Tropenuniformen"

Chris,

Not known at this time! Having said that, I have not looked yet. It may be a bit tricky but there are a couple of possibilities to look into.

Regards
Glenn
by Glennj
Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help with Franco-Prussian war prints
Replies: 9
Views: 2672

Re: Help with Franco-Prussian war prints

Joe,

I have looked in all the regimental histories that I have of the Prussian Regiments that were engaged in these two cavalry attacks; none of them has a print of the scene! :(

Regards
Glenn
by Glennj
Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stamm Abteilung Matrosen Artillerie Kiautschou
Replies: 1
Views: 1345

Re: Stamm Abteilung Matrosen Artillerie Kiautschou

It was the home depot stationed in Cuxhaven. It administered and trained personnel for the Kiautschou based Abteilung and provided drafts. In 1914 it was a two company strength detachment commanded by Korvetten-Kapitän Soffner and accommodated at the Kiautschou Kaserne in Cuxhaven.

Regarda
Glenn
by Glennj
Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:49 am
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: "Leibgarde des Kaisers in neuen Tropenuniformen"
Replies: 16
Views: 9782

Re: "Leibgarde des Kaisers in neuen Tropenuniformen"

I did some digging and found the composition of the Palestine trip of 1908. The Hauptquartier including the Leibgendarmerie was composed as follows: Generallieutenant v. Plessen, Generaladjutant Generalmajor v. Kessel, General à la suite Generalmajor v. Scholl, General à la suite Oberst Mackensen, F...
by Glennj
Tue Jun 04, 2013 4:54 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: "Leibgarde des Kaisers in neuen Tropenuniformen"
Replies: 16
Views: 9782

Re: "Leibgarde des Kaisers in neuen Tropenuniformen"

I am going to tentatively identify this guy as Kammerdiener (mit dem Titel Büchsenspanner)Joseph Rollfing (1856-1920). He, along with Kammerdiener Wilhelm Schulze accompanied the Kaiser on the 1898 Palestine trip. However only Büchsenspanner Rollfing had a Turkish Medjidie Order (5th Class). Interes...
by Glennj
Thu May 23, 2013 12:28 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Hannover Offizier
Replies: 25
Views: 4727

Re: Hannover Offizier

Marcel, Glenn, where do you do your research for the lists of regiments, is there an easy to access data base? Their is no database of Regiments but in the first instance I consult the published army lists (Ranglisten) which list all Prussian regular and reserve/Landwehr officers up to 1914. The Ehr...
by Glennj
Wed May 22, 2013 4:50 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Hannover Offizier
Replies: 25
Views: 4727

Re: Hannover Offizier

Marcel,

is the hand-written name definitely Weilbach? I can find no Prussian officer of that name.

Regards
Glenn
by Glennj
Thu May 16, 2013 12:48 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: EHRENRANGLISTEN 1875-1880, HELP NEEDED FOR ANOTHER VON HOBE!
Replies: 13
Views: 2643

Re: EHRENRANGLISTEN 1875-1880, HELP NEEDED FOR ANOTHER VON H

Phillipe,

update: The IR 84 and later Regierungs-Assessor was Siegfried v. Hobe. He was a Regierungs-Rat in Cöln in 1914.

Regards
Glenn
by Glennj
Thu May 16, 2013 12:31 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: EHRENRANGLISTEN 1875-1880, HELP NEEDED FOR ANOTHER VON HOBE!
Replies: 13
Views: 2643

Re: EHRENRANGLISTEN 1875-1880, HELP NEEDED FOR ANOTHER VON H

Hi Phiippe, when I think about it; it is possible that he could be one of your named officers. Assuming he was around 40 years old when he retired from Landwehr service, he would have been born in 1855. It was not that unusual for a reserve or Landwehr officer to be commissioned as late as 29 or 30 ...