German uniforms of WWI

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Re: German uniforms of WWI

Post by Ken S. » 28 Oct 2012 07:23

GGR4 had a blue shoulder board, which appears much darker than this in photographs.

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Re: German uniforms of WWI

Post by desny » 28 Oct 2012 17:36

Thank you for your input, Ken S. I picked GGR4 because its monogram looked the closest I could find and the blue in my inexperienced opinion looked light.

I have now enlarged all the "readable" shoulder straps the most I could. All shoulder straps have been rotated to show with the button at the top. The soldier I am interested in is at Bottom right:

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Bottom right (right shoulder) by desny12, on Flickr[/img]

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Bottom right (left shoulder) by desny12, on Flickr[/img]


His mate (at Bottom left) seems to have similar (identical?) shoulder straps:


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Bottom left (right shoulder) by desny12, on Flickr[/img]

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Bottom left (left shoulder) by desny12, on Flickr[/img]

Now, the middle row soldiers have shoulder straps which look different to me:
- the crown is different
- below the crown is a cipher which looks to me like a "J" or a "7"


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Middle left (right shoulder) by desny12, on Flickr[/img]

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Middle right (right shoulder) by desny12, on Flickr[/img]

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Middle right (left shoulder) by desny12, on Flickr[/img]

As the text on the reverse of the postcard says that it was a picture with 10 soldiers coming from the same province, they could come from different units, hence the different shoulder straps. Anyway, I would be glad if just the unit of the Bottom right soldier could be identified. Are the above enlargements good enough to narrow in on the regiment of this family member of mine?

Thank you in advance for any clue which might get me a little further. Kind regards

Roland

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Re: German uniforms of WWI

Post by POLSKI » 02 Dec 2012 01:59

Hi everyone!
I am in need of a little help identifying some of my great-grandfather's uniforms. I have two photos of him. One taken somewhere around 1905-1906 in Flensburg and the other taken somewhere else some years later. The second uniform is completely different, and to be honest, I don't know if it is even German.

The first Picture:

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The Second Picture:

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Re: German uniforms of WWI

Post by Ken S. » 02 Dec 2012 07:38

upper photo would appear to be the uniform of Fusilier-Regiment Nr. 86
http://wiki-de.genealogy.net/FR_86#Garn ... llung_1914

lower photo doesn't look military, probably some sort of shooting club.

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Re: German uniforms of WWI

Post by POLSKI » 02 Dec 2012 16:12

On the back of the second picture it says in army (in Polish) but it isn't a polish uniform, or at least I never found it in my research. Perhaps, if someone recognizes the rifle, I could be pointed into the right direction.

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Re: German uniform of WWI

Post by russmoeller » 02 Jan 2013 06:39

My father recently sent me a bunch of old pictures of relatives - This particular one caught my eye and a friend suggested this website. Could someone please identify the uniform and other information that can be gleaned from the picture?

Thank you.

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Re: German uniforms of WWI

Post by Chris Dale » 18 Feb 2013 20:39

Prussian Landwehr c1914, I think.
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Re: German uniform of WWI

Post by Xiphophilos » 01 Aug 2013 01:02

russmoeller wrote:My father recently sent me a bunch of old pictures of relatives - This particular one caught my eye and a friend suggested this website. Could someone please identify the uniform and other information that can be gleaned from the picture?

Thank you.

Russ Moeller
The number 33 on the collar shows that your relative belonged to the 33rd Infantry Brigade (33. Infanterie-Brigade) whose seat was in Altona near Hamburg, which was dissolved on 27 March 1915 (http://wiki-de.genealogy.net/33._Infanterie-Brigade). So he's a Northern German, and the picture was taken between August 1914 and March 1915. He must have been a decent shot too since he wears a marksman's lanyard.

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Re: German uniforms of WWI

Post by Ken S. » 03 Aug 2013 20:29

The soldier in the photo more likely would be a member of a Landsturm unit.

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Re: German uniforms of WWI

Post by ain92 » 07 Sep 2013 21:45

Hello all.
What can you say about this Ulanka?
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With best regards, Ilya.

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Re: German uniforms of WWI

Post by Ruhrpottpreusse » 08 Sep 2013 05:35

Nice shot! I assume he wants to present himself as Freiherr Manfred v. Richthofen. Pour le Mérite. Uniform probably Ulanen-Rgt.1 with shoulderboards from the Luftwaffe

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Re: German uniforms of WWI

Post by WilliSaenger » 04 Oct 2013 15:28

Peter H wrote:The third photo looks entirely different,out of ski service.
But he still wears the badge of the Carpatian Corps on his cap. So maybe he was still mountain trooper.

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Re: German uniforms of WWI

Post by WilliSaenger » 04 Oct 2013 15:46

shellym wrote: Another card shows the postal stamp from Emmerich an Rhein. There is a rubber stamp mark on it that says, in part, 1 (unreadable) Pionier Komp. 111. A.K Deutsche Feldpost 835. Apparently he received the Iron Cross for some deed during WWI. His date of birth was 1876 and at the time of WWI, he was living in Spandau, Berlin, Germany.
Can anyone add anymore information about his regiment/company? You have all been so helpful to date. Thanks again!
To me these informations don't make sence.

If the Feldpost Nummer 835 is right, it belongs to 11 Landwehr Division, which fought exclusively in the East.

111. A.K. is more likely III. Armee Koprs, which was Prussian and fits to his birth place. At the outbreak of the war in 1914 it consisted of:

5. Division in Frankfurt an der Oder
6. Division in Brandenburg an der Havel
Landwehr-Inspektion Berlin
Brandenburgisches Jäger-Bataillon Nr. 3 in Lübben
Pionier-Bataillon von Rauch (1. Brandenburgisches) Nr. 3 in Spandau
2. Brandenburgisches Pionier-Bataillon Nr. 28 in Küstrin
Brandenburgische Train-Abteilung Nr. 3
Telegraphen-Bataillon Nr. 2 in Frankfurt und Cottbus

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Re: German uniforms of WWI

Post by LLKS » 06 Oct 2013 18:36

Hello everyone,
I have a photo with, I believe, pre-WWI period soldier of imperial Germany. Can we say something about this man from the photo? Maybe he is a cavalryman? There are some numbers and a monogram on his coat, though it's hard to see them clearly.
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Re: German uniforms of WWI

Post by Ruhrpottpreusse » 06 Oct 2013 18:54

Hello!
To me, it´s a dragooner of the 2.Garde-Dragoner-Rgt. (Berlin)

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