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by Glennj
Sat Oct 22, 2005 12:00 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Reserve-Regiment Nr. 15
Replies: 7
Views: 3537

Reserve-Regiment Nr. 15

Hi Joe, the photograph and the accompanying names and previous asignments are in the history of R.I.R. 15 which was published in 1929. Actually they get Leutnant Schürmann's original unit wrong! According to the 1914 Prussian Army Rangliste he was a reserve officer in Jäger-Bataillon Nr. 5. They say...
by Glennj
Sat Oct 22, 2005 9:49 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Reserve-Regiment Nr. 15
Replies: 7
Views: 3537

Reserve-Regiment Nr. 15

Here is a photograph at mobilisation of the officers of II./Reserve-Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 15. Interesting in this particular photograph is the Jäger officer in the second row (9), one Leutnant der Reserve Schürmann, whose peacetime assignment was with Jäger-Bataillon Nr. 5. Unusually he is wearing...
by Glennj
Fri Oct 21, 2005 12:51 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Pietsch books
Replies: 14
Views: 6793

Pietsch

Joe, Pietsch is really the only thing in print that half decently deals with the period prior to 1914. Kraus handles the field grey issue well as does the Knötel,Pietsch and Collas "Das Deutsche Heer" for the peace time uniforms of 1914. It can be sometimes a little difficult tracking down what one ...
by Glennj
Sun Oct 16, 2005 12:52 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: KP 505
Replies: 8
Views: 3934

Leutnant

Joe,

this chap only appears to be a Leutnant with the cipher "K" on his shoulder board.

Regards
Glenn
by Glennj
Sun Oct 16, 2005 5:35 am
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: KP 505
Replies: 8
Views: 3934

Hans Axster?

Bob, wartime postings of reserve officers can be quite problematical. I am not sure which list Randy is looking at but there are only two Axsters listed in the 6 May 1914 edition of the Prussian Rangliste - the two brothers Hans and Emil Axster. Both by then had attained Landwehr status and as such ...
by Glennj
Sat Oct 15, 2005 11:56 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: A.K.O.
Replies: 4
Views: 3176

AVB 1867

Today I examined a copy of the 1867 Armee-Verordnungs-Blatt in the University Library at Münster. Having gone through it twice in search of the fabled 1867 AKO introducing an NCOs' Cockade I have to report that there is absolutely no mention whatsover of an NCOs' cockade in the AKOs published that y...
by Glennj
Thu Oct 13, 2005 3:13 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: Need Help please! Ranklist name lookup!
Replies: 3
Views: 2233

Freiherr von Ellrichshausen

John, no officer of the name of Freiherr von Ellrichshausen served in Dragoner-Regiment Nr. 25 from 1900-1914. A Sekondlieutenant Conrad Freiherr von Ellrichshausen from Assumstadt served as an active officer in the regiment from 4 February 1884 to at least 1889 rising to the rank of Rittmeister der...
by Glennj
Thu Sep 15, 2005 11:40 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Colonel Ron's Lieb Gendarme
Replies: 17
Views: 12397

Troop

Hi Joe,
Yes platoons not companies! Martin always claims he commanded a Troop of these guys but he has sort of a habit of exagerating at times.
Maybe not. A Troop in British military usage is the cavalry equivalent of a platoon.

Regards
Glenn
by Glennj
Sat Sep 10, 2005 10:48 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: A.K.O.
Replies: 4
Views: 3176

AVB

Hi Joe,

yes, I was in Münster today. I photocopied anything of interest from the 1899 AVB (uniform regulations, Kaiserpreis units, organisational and title changes etc). I will eventually go through them all :wink:

Regards
Glenn
by Glennj
Sat Sep 10, 2005 10:27 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: A.K.O.
Replies: 4
Views: 3176

A.K.O.

I know Joe is interested in the A.K.O.s. :D This from the 24th of January 1899 awarding Bandeau to the tradtion regiments of the fomer Hannoverian Army.

Regards
Glenn

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by Glennj
Tue Sep 06, 2005 12:40 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: G stands for?
Replies: 28
Views: 16774

Landsturm

Hi Chas,

the Landsturm soldier is from the Landsturm-Infanterie-Ausbildungs-Bataillon des VII. A.K. Sennelager (VII. 32). It was formed on the 16th of August 1915 and became the III./Landsturm-Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 606 on the 5th of December 1916.

Regards
Glenn