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What was a Bolontair?

What was a Bolontair?

Posted: 18 Nov 2012 3:08PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Boos zu Waldeck und Montfort
At the age of 16 and 17, my Great-Grandfather is listed as an "Ausla(umlaut)nder Bolontair in the Army of the King of Saxony (1866-7). I know Auslander means foreigner, he was born in Austria, but I can not find a translation for the word Bolontair. Can anybody help?

Re: What was a Bolontair?

Posted: 19 Nov 2012 2:12PM GMT
Classification: Query
Misreading of "VOLONTAIR".

Re: What was a Bolontair?

Posted: 19 Nov 2012 4:48PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 19 Nov 2012 4:50PM GMT
That should be Volontair, meaning volunteer. Attached image is taken from the "Rangliste der Königlich Sächsischen Armee" (1869) showing men from the "Cadetten-Corps" identified as Inländer- and Ausländer-Volontair.
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Re: What was a Bolontair?

Posted: 19 Nov 2012 9:37PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks, That's what I figured, but all I could find was "Freiwillig" for volunteer. Free willing, well that sure makes sense.
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