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Old Prohaska wrote:First Picture:
Celluloid collar star = gefreiter
The belt buckle is the 1888 model for enlisted personnel (in use at the start of WWI).
I'm not sure about the ribbon, but it's probably attached to whistle.
The collar insignia is specialist badge rather that rank. It's hard to make out, it might be for a mortar crew.
The early war standard was for concealed tunic buttons, but varied widely during the war.
Looks like the red cavalry field cap (even the cavalry needed cooks!). The cap by itself doesn't give much of a clue as to rank, but you don't often find officers cooking!
Looks to be an infantrist (private) in walking out dress, with private purchase cap and dress bayonet. He's wear the green Schutzschnur, indicating he's earned his marksmanship qualification. He seems very well-to-do for an average soldier.
Rolf1955 wrote:Dear Nikolaus: can you determinate wich are the division of my grandfather, in his cap is posible see something like "E II" or similar.
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