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Helga Ruddy

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Thursday, April 24th 2008, 3:08am

Can anybody please identify my grandfathers Uniform?

index.php?page=Attachment&attachmentID=3925Hello,

This is my Grandfather, Ludwig Funk in the First World War. I have no information about him except that he died in Leipzig in about 1939. If anybody could please help ... or tell me where I can find more information about him it would be fantastic.

Many, many Thanks

helga

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Thursday, April 24th 2008, 9:19am

Hello Helga,

Welcome to the Forum :)

I can't help with the identifying, but I've played around with the brightness and contrast, in the hopes that more detail will be visible.

Good luck,
Bob

Ich kann mir der Identifizierung nicht helfen, aber ich habe mit der Helligkeit und Kontrast ein bisschen gespielt, in der Hoffnung, dass mehr Einzelheiten sichtbar werden.
index.php?page=Attachment&attachmentID=3926
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suche mehr Ahnen für mein Website http://www.margulies-chronicles.com/index.DE.php (deutsch) / (english)
insbesonders Remenyi (Ruml), Margulies, Morser (Mörzer) in Polen, Ungarn, Slovakei, Österreich, ....

Helga Ruddy

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Thursday, April 24th 2008, 10:11am

Thank you!

Dear Bob,

thanks for your help, I think I reduced the photo too much in an effort to make sure it would paste!

Best Wishes

Helga :dogrun:

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Saturday, April 26th 2008, 9:48am

Hi Helga,

According to this topic, your grandfather lived in Leipzig.
Help, looking for information about Martha Margareta Anna Berger and her Family

A question for the experts:
I don't know the german military system, then or now, so I wonder if there any were local army units in WW1 so that he would have joined a Leipziger Regiment or something similar.

Eine Frage für die Experten:
Nach diesen Thema (link oben) lebte dein Großvater in Leipzig.
Ich kenne das deutsche System nicht, weder damals noch jetzt, und frage mich, ob es in WK1 lokale Truppeneinheiten gab, dass er vielleicht in einem Leipziger Regiment war ?


Gruß,
Bob

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Saturday, April 26th 2008, 11:55am

Hallo,

die Uniform lässt leider keine konkrete Truppenzugehörigkeit erkennen. Es dürfte sich aber um einen Unteroffizier eines Infanterie-Regiments gehandelt haben.

In Leipzig war das <7. Infanterie-Regiment König Georg Nr. 106> das <8. Infanterie-Regiment Prinz Johann Georg Nr.107> und das <III. Bataillon des 14.Infanterie-Regiments Nr.179> stationiert.

Diese Einheiten gehörten zur 24. Infanterie-Division im XIX. Armeekorps. Dieses Armeekorps wurde mit der Mobilmachung 1914 der 3. Armee -unterstellt.

Eine Chronik zu dieser Division:
http://www.1914-18.info/erster-weltkrieg…nterie-Division

Gruß
Reinhard

Moderator Comment:
Sorry if the translation is a bit 'wooden', I don't know all the proper military titles and names / Bob

The uniform cannot be assigned to any particular regiment. But it looks like it belongs to a lower ranking officer of an infantry regiment.

The <7. Infanterie-Regiment König Georg Nr. 106> , the <8. Infanterie-Regiment Prinz Johann Georg Nr.107> and das <III. Bataillon des 14.Infanterie-Regiments Nr.179> were stationed in Leipzig.

These units were in the 24. Infanterie-Division im XIX. Armeekorps. In 1914 at the outbreak of war, they became part of the 3rd. Army

See the link for a history of this Division

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Saturday, April 26th 2008, 12:39pm

Hi Helga,
it is difficult to say anything to your photo, because it is to small and you can´t see the details. Please can you send a bigger size photo to here.

greetings

uli :computer:
viele Grüße
Ulrich
suche Volkemer >1720 Pfalz; Elsaß; Lothringen;
Schmidt in Syrgenstein/Bayern-Schwaben und Lothringen Raum Bitsch > 1720

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Saturday, April 26th 2008, 6:28pm

Hallo nochmals,

so viel verstehe ich schon, dass dies ein Offizier im unteren Rang sein soll. Das wäre demzufolge ein Leutnant (Lieutenant).

Der Dienstgrad des Unteroffiziers entspricht aber dem eines US-Sergeanten. Es muss jedoch angemerkt werden, dass dem Unteroffizier der deutschen Armee aufgrund der anderen Taktik eine größere Bedeutung zugemessen wird, als dies in der US-Army der Fall ist und war.

Gruß
Reinhard

Moderator-Übersetzung:
I understand that this is a junior officer. This would be a Leutnant (Lieutenant)
The service grade of a junior officer is that of a US-Sergeant. Please note that because of the different tactics, the junior officers of the german army had a higher significance than those in the US army have, or had.

This post has been edited 1 times, last edit by "Strobel" (Apr 26th 2008, 6:28pm)


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Wednesday, April 30th 2008, 8:09pm

Hi Helga,

Quoted

it is difficult to say anything to your photo, because it is to small and you can´t see the details. Please can you send a bigger size photo to here.

I'm adding a couple of links for help on adding images here.

Hope this helps,
Bob

How to add attachments (Instruction)

How to add large attachments (Instruction)

Helga Ruddy

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Wednesday, April 30th 2008, 10:33pm

Apologies

Hi

I am so sorry you haven't had any replys from me! I thought I would be notified by email when a new message appeared ... as things have been busy here I didn't get a chance to log in to the site. As you can see, I have enlarged the picture. I would like to thank everybody who has taken time to help me with this, again I am sorry I haven't been back before now.

Best Wishes

Helga

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Helga Ruddy

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Wednesday, April 30th 2008, 11:36pm

Try, Try Again......


This is the other photo I have of my Grandfather. I have no idea where this would be unfortunatly, again help would be much appreciated. Thank You.

helga

This post has been edited 1 times, last edit by "Helga Ruddy" (Apr 30th 2008, 11:36pm)


Helga Ruddy

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Wednesday, April 30th 2008, 11:44pm

...and again hopefully this is more clear. Best Wishes

Helga

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Thursday, May 1st 2008, 7:40am

Hi Helga,

Quoted

I thought I would be notified by email when a new message appeared .

I've never used it myself as I am here almost every day, but I believe this is how it's done:

when you start a topic or add a reply, go to the "settings" tab and check "Enable Subscription".
in your profile, go to "Setting" --> "Communications" and click on "E-mail notification on new post in favourites"

Then you should get an e-mail anytime anybody replies on this topic

Gruß,
Bob

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Tuesday, May 6th 2008, 8:18pm

Hello Helga,
he wear a field(-grey) tunic (called: Feldgrauer Waffenrock (Modell 1907 or 1910)) on the first picture.
The strip on his collar means, he was Unteroffizier (Vizefeldwebel or Feldwebel - both is possible).

For example an Unteroffizier (Corporal) are:
- Vizefeldwebel - Junior Sergeant (Usually a Company Sgt. Major).
- Feldwebel - Senior Sergeant (Usually a Regimental Sgt. Major).

On his sleeve cuffs he wear 3 buttons (vertical arranged), this are Brandenburger Ärmelaufschläge
(Brandenburger sleeve cuffs) and I think nearly all regiments from saxony wear saxon sleeve cuffs
(two buttons, vertical or horizontal arranged), like the second group-picture. But I'm not sure!
Maybe the Königlich Sächsisches Infanterieregiment Nr. 179 wear this style of sleeve cuffs. But the
garrison town from the second battalion was just till 30.Sept.1914 in Leipzig.
On the first picture - there might be two ribbons (for two or more) awards/medals on his tunic, so probably
we are some days/weeks/months after Sept.1914?? (just a suggestion!)

Maybe he was in the infanterie but some other formations are also possible (exapt: cavalry, air-force, navy, etc. ...).
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/XIX._%28II.…s%29_Armeekorps
maybe also:
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/XII._%28I._…s%29_Armeekorps
I think the safest way to find some more details is, if you write an e-mail to following saxon militay-archive:

Stammrollen von Sachsen befinden sich im
Sächsischen Hauptstaatsarchiv
Archivstraße 14
01097 Dresden
Tel.: +49 (0)351/8006-0
Fax: +49 (0)351/8021274
Email: poststelle-[email]d@sta.smi.sachsen.de[/email]
http://www.sachsen.de/en/bf/index.html

(I hope my english is good enough - maybe the moderator can correct some sentences!) :love2:
Good luck and best regards,
Jens

This post has been edited 1 times, last edit by "Jensus" (May 6th 2008, 8:18pm)


Helga Ruddy

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Saturday, May 10th 2008, 2:01pm

Ludwig Funk

Dear Jens,

Thank you for all of the information, I will do as you suggest and write to them. It will be great to know more about him but you have helped me make a very good start, Thank you!

Best Wishes

Helga :]