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Offline littlefacey

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German Military Uniform
« on: Saturday 26 October 13 16:15 BST (UK) »

Can anyone help with this photograph? I found this photocopy along with a note

'Uncle Fritz Schonbeck'

'I think this picture must be treated with some scepticism, if it is to be that of our great grandad JFC Schonbeck. This photo is stamped Loescher & Petsch, Berlin 1890.
The family emigrated from Germany to London around 1878.
JFC Schonbeck was a military nursing orderly in the Franco - Prussian war from 1870-1871 but the dates dont tie up - and the uniform (Mit Kissenkreutz) looks a bit too grand for a medical orderly. A mystery!'

Can anyone help with his uniform??

Many Thanks
Morralley, Morrallee, Moralee, Felton, Paxton, Schonbeck

Offline John915

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Re: German Military Uniform
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 26 October 13 22:54 BST (UK) »
Good evening,

The gentleman in the photo is an officer, what rank I can't tell. The same uniform was still in use until some time after WW1.

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