PLMs awarded for overseas service

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PLMs awarded for overseas service

Post by Peter H » 06 Nov 2005 02:47

From what I can gather:

Boxer Rebellion

Count Alfred Ludwig von Waldersee 1901
Kapitan zur See Guido von Usedom 1902
Oberleutnant Graf Soden 1900
Kapitan Wilhelm von Lans 1901
SMS Iltis 1903


Südwestafrika

General der Infantrie Lothar von Trotha 1905
Hauptmann Victor Franke 1904


Ostafrika

Oberst Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck 1916,Oakleaves 1917



Is this all recepients?

A von Förster was also awarded the PLM in 1901?
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Post by Peter H » 06 Nov 2005 02:49

Oberleutnant Graf Soden
German military Attache to Peking:for the defence of the International Compound.Took command of the German Marine detachment there(51 men of the III. See Battalion):

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Post by Peter H » 06 Nov 2005 03:26

SMS Iltis,the first Imperial Navy ship awarded the PLM in 1903.

Source:Der Krieg in Wort und Bild.
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Post by Scarlett » 06 Nov 2005 16:45

If you accept a British soldier receiving the Pour Le Merite for service on the continent

Hugh Halkett

would be the one.

Awarded the PLM September 19, 1848

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Post by Peter H » 13 Nov 2005 01:40

Johann Karl Meister(1862-1943) was awarded the PLM for service in DSWA in 1905.A Generalleutnant by 1918.

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Post by Scarlett » 22 Nov 2005 12:58

In the course of the campaign in East-Africa 1914-1918 Lettow-Vorbeck submitted applications
for the PLM for the following of his officers (ranks as of 1918):

Generalmajor z.D. Kurt Wahle
Hauptmann d.R. Dr. Franz Kempner
Hauptmann Franz Köhl
Hauptmann Eberhard von Liebermann
Hauptmann Erich Müller
Hauptmann Max Wintgens

The applications did not get through, so none of them was awarded the PLM.
By letter to the War Ministry as of January 22, 1920 Lettow confirmed
the applications after his return to Germany.

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Re: PLMs awarded for overseas service

Post by Peter H » 02 Dec 2008 10:11

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http://cgi.ebay.de/Grossfoto-S-M-S-ILTI ... 240%3A1318

SMS Iltis at Tsingtau
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Re: PLMs awarded for overseas service

Post by Söderbaum » 19 Jun 2011 09:53

Hi

I just re-opened this thread.. :oops: ..as I have an interest in Hptm Erich Müller...!

Anyone who have further info on him, like possible regiment etc..??

However I will be glad for any hints

:)
Gunnar

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Re: PLMs awarded for overseas service

Post by Chris Dale » 06 Jul 2011 05:47

Please post more information on Hptm Erich Müller if you have any, I will look for more information next week. What is your special interest in him?

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Re: PLMs awarded for overseas service

Post by Söderbaum » 19 Jul 2011 17:26

Hi Chris

I have an interest in German flyers during the War. And I believe that this Hptm Rrich Müller might
have been a flyer.

So if I can find possible regiment I can rather certain find more basic information on him.

:)
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Re: PLMs awarded for overseas service

Post by Chris Dale » 19 Jul 2011 19:43

Hi Gunnar,

I don't think Erich Müller was a flyer in the 1914-18 war, or do you mean a flyer in the 1939-45 war?

Erich Müller would have served in the Schutztruppe in German East Africa during the First World War (hence his nomination for a PLM by the East African commander von Lettow-Vorbeck. As far as I know the only German pilots who flew in East Africa during the First World War were Bruno Büchner and Erich Henneberger.

Do we have a case of mistaken identity? Erich and Müller are both common names.

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