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Uniform Identification- Late 19th Century in Sarajevo

Uniform Identification- Late 19th Century in Sarajevo

Posted: 14 Mar 2013 7:53PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 23 Mar 2013 1:39AM GMT
Hello All,

I am looking for some help finding ANY information on the uniform in these pictures. The man seated on the far left we believe is my 3rd great grandfather (some family members believe it is his son John Petrovich). He was called Papa but we don't know his first name, his last name is Petrovich. His oldest son (John) was born in 1882 and per his naturalization papers was born in Lelo Ljuba, Now Jugoslavia, Austria and came to the united states in 1910. John lists himself as Austrian speaking Croatian so I assume his father would be the same. Based on his age I believe that his father (pictured) would have been military age at about 1880ish? I believe that they are Austro-Hungarian but I am not sure and I can't seem to make a match. The knots on the sleeves are different from other uniforms. I have looked into the insignia's on the hats (from the shape) don't match anything I've seen either. The photo is marked in the bottom left and the photographer Stefan Ossko, who was a photographer in Saravejo, Bosnia and Herzegovina in the late 19th century. Please let me know if you have any information that will help me in my research.

Thank you!!
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Re: Uniform Identification- Late 19th Century in Sarajevo

Posted: 21 Mar 2013 5:44PM GMT
Classification: Query
maybe was stationed in Sarajevo - so look on map about the symbols what was possible. see some Infantery, also Husars, Train, Artillery and so on: http://www.kuk-wehrmacht.de/regiment/img/oegarnkart1898.jpg

here some pictures:http://www.kuk-wehrmacht.de/regiment/index.html

my guess would maybe Landwehr-Infanterie - not easy to find fitting with hat, trousers and sleeves. some possibilities also with the knots on the sleeves: http://www.kuk-wehrmacht.de/img/oe1898_07.jpg

KuK Austrian-Hungarian Troops - not possible for him is HONVED (Hungary):
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liste_der_k.u.k._Kampftruppen
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/K.k._Landwehr

i have no idea what can be meant with his home-town- ?Lelo Ljuba? must be a misspelling...

Re: Uniform Identification- Late 19th Century in Sarajevo

Posted: 21 Mar 2013 5:49PM GMT
Classification: Query

Badges of Rank: http://www.austro-hungarian-army.co.uk/badges/badges.htm
Two six pointed white stars on the collar or collar patch:
Infantry: Korporal
Jäger: Unterjäger
Cavalry: Korporal
Artillery: Korporal

Re: Uniform Identification- Late 19th Century in Sarajevo

Posted: 23 Mar 2013 1:44AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you for the reply, I missed typed and the military age is 1880. Does that change the sites I should be looking at?
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