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Re: Ostasiatischen ExpeditionKorps

Post by Christianmery » 16 Aug 2009 21:57

Hello,
I would like to know the names of the pioneer companies to China in July 1900? There were tree companies, the 3e is part of Germany in September, but that was the first two ? I know the 2 unit mark on the bayonets as the number 2, but it was the other?
Excuse my English.
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Re: Ostasiatischen ExpeditionKorps

Post by Chris Dale » 16 Aug 2009 22:57

Encore bonjour Christian!

You might find this website useful for the organisation of the East Asian Expeditionary Corps-
http://www.boxeraufstand.com/
and particularly this page-
http://www.boxeraufstand.com/expedition ... raefte.htm

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Re: Ostasiatischen ExpeditionKorps

Post by Christianmery » 17 Aug 2009 07:00

My friend F Fischer send me this picture composition items Ostasiatichen.
Helmet, sabber and bayonet Pionier 1871/98. I search photos soldiers with bayonet in chine during the war Boxer, Can I help me ?
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Re: Ostasiatischen ExpeditionKorps

Post by Chris Dale » 17 Aug 2009 20:26

Hello again Christian,

That's a great little collection your friend has. I would be curious to know if the bayonet has any unit markings?

Also the helmet has short ventilation holes in the base of the spike. Most East Asian 1900 helmets had longer holes. I wonder if this is a usual variation or a newly added spike. Compare it to this one with the more common longer holes in the base of the spike -
http://www.germanmilitaria.com/Imperial ... 08258.html

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Re: Ostasiatischen ExpeditionKorps

Post by Christianmery » 17 Aug 2009 21:52

Chris, I present other picture helmet Chine. If you want picture more big for your web page, no problème for me. This picture is my friend François.
I search picture with german's bayonet take in Chine
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Re: Ostasiatischen ExpeditionKorps

Post by Christianmery » 17 Aug 2009 21:55

Bayonet unit mark
O.P.2.103.
Ostasia Pionier 2 compagnie arme n°103.

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Re: Ostasiatischen ExpeditionKorps

Post by stclairm » 22 Oct 2011 21:26

My grandfather was in the German army in China during the Boxer Rebellion. He was mustered out in 1901 and immigrated to the USA in 1903. Is there any hope of finding information on his Bavarian unit? Or lists of soldiers in Bavarian units of the time? We have a picture of him in a dress uniform but I am unable to make out any distinguishing buttons or any decorations.

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Post by Chris Dale » 23 Oct 2011 11:32

:welcome:

Hello StClairm,

Welcome to the forum. While it's not certain we can identify your grandfather we might be able to find some more information on him. What do you know about him already? Can you post that photograph here?

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Re: Ostasiatischen ExpeditionKorps

Post by stclairm » 31 Oct 2011 19:18

My grandfather was Kaspar (or Caspar) Valentine Dorsch who was born in Eibelstadt, near Wurtzburg (Bavaria), May 24,1877, and served in China. When he arrived in the USA he became a baker, and I'm guessing he learned that trade in the army....I have an electronic photo but am having trouble figuring out how to upload it here to this site. Will do so as soon as I can figure that out--sorry! stclair

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Re: Ostasiatischen ExpeditionKorps

Post by Chris Dale » 31 Oct 2011 20:05

To attach a photo, open a REPLY, see below the text box the option "UPLOAD ATTACHMENT", click on that then "BROWSE" to find the photo your computer, then "ADD THE FILE".

Looking forward to seeing Kaspar!

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