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Uniform identification 2
« on: Monday 06 May 19 19:02 BST (UK) »
Following on from my other post I also have images of a German soldier who was kind to the family during the occupation of Poland. Any information on his rank etc. would also be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Uniform identification 2
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 07 May 19 20:22 BST (UK) »
Is no one able to help? If not, can someone please suggest a more appropriate forum to post these pictures in.

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Re: Uniform identification 2
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 08 May 19 11:05 BST (UK) »
He's a Lance Corporal.
It appears he's recently received the Iron Cross as only the ribbon is worn on normal dress.
I can't make out the pocket badge which would indicate which branch of the Army he was in.
The 2nd. is a bit odd as he's wearing an Officers cap.
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
Kings of Wessex & Scotland
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Re: Uniform identification 2
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 08 May 19 11:41 BST (UK) »
Although not what you asked about, the silver badge on his breast is the 'Infantry Assault Badge' and the darker one just below it appears to be the 'Wound Badge' 3rd Class.  A Google search of those should give you more detail.

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Re: Uniform identification 2
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 08 May 19 13:20 BST (UK) »
Thank you for getting back to me, any information is greatly appreciated. There is a thought he may have also served in the Afrikan Corps. I don't know if that relates to his uniform in the picture of him when older?

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Re: Uniform identification 2
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 08 May 19 13:27 BST (UK) »
Hi, he might have served in the 'Afrika Korps' at some stage but those three uniforms are not desert-type. If you google 'Afrika Korps uniforms' and look at images you will see it was a thinner fabric and sand-coloured. These should also show a woven band was also worn on the cuff that said 'Afrika Korps' which is not seen/visible on your photos. Sorry I can't offer more detail than that. Maybe other users can add some further detail.

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Re: Uniform identification 2
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 08 May 19 14:10 BST (UK) »
If the 3rd. is the same man it would have to have been taken before the other 2 as there's no rank chevron or Iron Cross ribbon.
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
Kings of Wessex & Scotland
Census information is Crown copyright,from
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/