Grenzschutz Ost insignia?

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Grenzschutz Ost insignia?

Post by Auseklis » 09 Feb 2010 14:32

I just found this picture in the files of my grandpa. It shows him on the left and his brother in the middle (civil).
I think this might be Grenzschutz Ost insignia on his uniform. I know nothing about that time, because it was before he married my grandmother.
Since his brother is with him, I would guess the picture was taken at Gleiwitz/Upper Silesia or around.
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Re: Grenzschutz Ost insignia?

Post by Auseklis » 09 Feb 2010 15:26

and this postcard was in the same stack of pictures.

"Meinem lieben Freund Georg Rassek zur steten Erinnerung an die erlebten...??? ??? von ???, Strasburg 8. Nov. 1919"
"To my dear friend Georg Rassek (my grandfather) to allways remind you on the encountered...??? ??? yours ???, Strasburg 8. Nov. 1919"
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Re: Grenzschutz Ost insignia?

Post by Rolf2 » 14 Feb 2010 10:49

Hi, nice pictures indeed!

On the collar tabs the insignias are for the Grenzschutztruppen des 17.(Westpreuss.) Armeekorps and confirmed the Deutscher Ordenschild, Grenzschutz Ost (Shield of the Teutonic Knights Order, Eastern Frontier Defence Forces.

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Re: Grenzschutz Ost insignia?

Post by Elster » 14 Feb 2010 15:53

... an die verlebten fröhlichen Stunden.

The second image is after 5.5.1919. At this times the caps get the "Eichenlaubkranz" (Oak leaf collar) by the cockade.

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Re: Grenzschutz Ost insignia?

Post by Elster » 14 Feb 2010 15:57

On the first image, one men had the oak leaf collar on the cap, too. This photo ist after the 5.5.1919, too.

The name is: Erich?? Kauf

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Re: Grenzschutz Ost insignia?

Post by Auseklis » 14 Feb 2010 17:01

Thanks for the completing the sentence and for dating the pictures. On the second one I would have assumed that it was taken only shortly before sending in November 1919.

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Re: Grenzschutz Ost insignia?

Post by Elster » 14 Feb 2010 17:13

Na, das paßt doch. Hat er vielleicht Vor- und Zunamen zusammengeschrieben. Also Erich ??kauf.

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Re: Grenzschutz Ost insignia?

Post by Auseklis » 14 Feb 2010 21:03

Ich denke eigentlich, das es ein kleines k ist und der Name dann "Erich ???kauf"
I think that K is not a capital letter making it "Erich ???kauf".
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Re: Grenzschutz Ost insignia?

Post by Elster » 14 Feb 2010 21:25

Ja, das meinte ich auch. Das die Buchstaben hinter dem h von Erich zum Nachnamen gehören, denn mir fällt kein Vorname mit Erich ein, der noch eine Endung hat.

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Re: Grenzschutz Ost insignia?

Post by Marcus » 14 Feb 2010 21:37

Please write in English.

/Marcus

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