This document group is for whom I believe is the father of the Regimental Commander featured in group #31-05, below. This officer is Adalbert von Falkenhayn. These documents cover a career that spanned the reigns of two kings of Prussia. The documents for von Falkenhayn are noted as follows:
Officer’s Patent for a 2nd Lieutenant, dated April 1849, when he was posted to Landwehr-Regiment Nr 12. This document is very similar in appearance and design to the later ones we see from Kaiser Wilhelm II. This is the earliest officer’s patent I have been able to locate and offer.
Officer’s Promotion Patent to Premiere Lieutenant for Hohenzollern-Siegler. At this time he was assigned to Landwehr-Regiment Nr 24. The document is from 1859.
Long Service Award Document signed by Kriegs Minister von Roon and dated 1861. This is a very desirable signature.
1870-71 Franco-Prussian War Combatant’s Medal Document, while he was a Hauptmann. At that time he was a company commander in Landwehr-Regiment Nr’s 24 and 64.
A document dated 1883 for a further Long Service Award.
This is a splendid older document set from the period of 1859-1883.