General major to id, please

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General major to id, please

Post by stuka f » Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:37 pm

Got this framed picture laying here for weeks and can't find who it is...
Would anyone here have a idea?

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Re: General major to id, please

Post by stuka f » Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:23 am

Seems like a hard one... :)
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Re: General major to id, please

Post by SkipperJohn » Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:56 pm

One of the medals he is wearing seems to be the Albrechtsorden officer's cross with swords. This was issued by the Kingdom of Saxony starting on June 11, 1890.

You can view the award here:
http://www.ehrenzeichen-orden.de/deutsc ... rtern.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

It might give you a place to start your research.

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Re: General major to id, please

Post by stuka f » Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:28 am

Thanks John, the medal was a question mark too!
So; it does help! Thanks.
Love that medal btw.
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Re: General major to id, please

Post by Glennj » Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:20 pm

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 order.

If he is to be identified, I fear it will be down to stumbling across a comparable named portrait.

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