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Identify uniform timeframe and rank etc.

Identify uniform timeframe and rank etc.

Posted: 5 Dec 2012 10:23PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Kulig
I believe this photo may be my great grandfather. He was born in Stryj, Galicia in 1874 (western Ukraine today). Any info derived from the photo would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Identify uniform timeframe and rank etc.

Posted: 6 Dec 2012 10:34PM GMT
Classification: Query
I am not an expert on Austrian Military uniforms by any means. But this is clearly a Austro-Hungarian uniform judging from the scalloped pockets. The individual has no indication of rank on his collar. So, he was probably just a private. He is wearing the standard "general lanyard" on his left breast which was attached to his qualification badge. What is puzzling here is that the badge indicates connection to the Kreigsmarine (see the anchor). But they did not use this lanyard. A search for this badge did not yield any examples. Sorry.
CK

Re: Identify uniform timeframe and rank etc.

Posted: 7 Dec 2012 2:43PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 7 Dec 2012 2:53PM GMT
just also in this link to find:
Steuermannsauszeichnung der Pioniertruppe/ Helmsman´s award of the engineer corps, (Korporal) Note frequent use of little anchor as pendant for this lanyard.
last picture right on end of page.
http://www.austro-hungarian-army.co.uk/badges/lanyard1.htm
http://www.kuk-wehrmacht.de/img/oe1898_06.jpg

Insignia
badges were awarded for special achievements. There was the coxswain badge, consisting of a steel cord with two green ball tassels, as well as the work of a badge messingnen disc with a black circle in the middle. In it was the pioneer badge of two crossed blades and staples. The infantry troops assigned to the pioneers wore their parolis a special forces unit pioneer badge.
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/K.u.k._Pioniere#Abzeichen

no idea if a connection...

Re: Identify uniform timeframe and rank etc.

Posted: 7 Dec 2012 2:52PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 15 Dec 2012 9:25PM GMT
there was one battaillon stationed in Przemysl, which would fit with place at backside of picture (photographer)> Zasanie:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Przemy%C5%9Bl
http://dworzecpolski.pl/dworzec/przemysl-zasanie
former austrian crownland Galicia: http://www.halgal.com/graphics/maps/mapofgalicia.jpg
former Eastern-Galicia-districts 1910: http://www.halgal.com/graphics/maps/map1910districts.jpg
later southeastern Poland 1930´s: http://www.halgal.com/graphics/maps/mapsoutheastpol.jpg
Genealogy of Halychyna / Eastern Galicia: http://www.halgal.com/maps_halgal.html

Pionierbataillon Nr. 10

Errichtet/founded: 1893
Ergänzungsbezirk: X. – XII. AK
Nationalitäten: 50 % Polen – 30 % Ruthenen – 20 % andere
Garnison: Przemysl
Kommandant: Oberstleutnant Joseph Watzek
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/K.u.k._Pioniere#Pionierbataillo...

Re: Identify uniform timeframe and rank etc.

Posted: 7 Dec 2012 10:24PM GMT
Classification: Query
Wonderful answer Mohnbauer (as always). I tried to contact you but you must have changed your email address. Please send me a note at my ahmilitary@gmail.com email so I can get your new email address.
CK

Re: Identify uniform timeframe and rank etc.

Posted: 12 Dec 2012 4:01PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 12 Dec 2012 4:07PM GMT
military map 1898 - scroll to right above corner to find Przemysl and all stationed regiments,
right corner below has the legend(explantation) to the symbols:
http://www.kuk-wehrmacht.de/regiment/img/oegarnkart1898.jpg
military map 1909: http://www.mlorenz.at/images/militaerterritorialeinteilung_1...

my guess would really be that he was stationed in Przemysl, as photo was taken there.
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