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FRAMED REMEMBRANCE – ARMY SERVICE

SKU: 31-60

$125.00

This is an interesting collage that speaks to a man’s service in the Army from the period of 1907 to 1909. The soldier in question is a Gefreiter Jessen. A photographic image of him appears in a small frame made to look like a guard box! Below that is a white shoulder strap, with a button from Kompagnie Nr 6. No regimental number or cypher appears on it. This indicates that he served in one of the following regiments: 1. Garde-Regiment zu Fuß, 2. Garde-Regiment zu Fuß, 5. Garde-Regiment zu Fuß, or Garde-Grenadier-Regiment Nr 5. Below the white shoulder strap is a Garde Star – further evidence that he was in a Garde-Regiment. This is contradicted, however, in the photograph. Clearly painted on the shoulder strap is a “74.” It indicates he belonged to 1. Hannoversches Infantrie-Regiment Nr 74. The regiment, although Prussian by designation, originally was a Hanoverian regiment. It was absorbed into the Prussian Army after the 1866 Unification War. The regiment fought bravely at Waterloo and carried a bandeau for that battle on their pickelhauben. It is an interesting, glass-covered presentation, housed in a modern-day metal frame. [Extra shipping will be required for this item due to its size]


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This is an interesting collage that speaks to a man’s service in the Army from the period of 1907 to 1909. The soldier in question is a Gefreiter Jessen. A photographic image of him appears in a small frame made to look like a guard box! Below that is a white shoulder strap, with a button from Kompagnie Nr 6. No regimental number or cypher appears on it. This indicates that he served in one of the following regiments: 1. Garde-Regiment zu Fuß, 2. Garde-Regiment zu Fuß, 5. Garde-Regiment zu Fuß, or Garde-Grenadier-Regiment Nr 5. Below the white shoulder strap is a Garde Star – further evidence that he was in a Garde-Regiment. This is contradicted, however, in the photograph. Clearly painted on the shoulder strap is a “74.” It indicates he belonged to 1. Hannoversches Infantrie-Regiment Nr 74. The regiment, although Prussian by designation, originally was a Hanoverian regiment. It was absorbed into the Prussian Army after the 1866 Unification War. The regiment fought bravely at Waterloo and carried a bandeau for that battle on their pickelhauben. It is an interesting, glass-covered presentation, housed in a modern-day metal frame. [Extra shipping will be required for this item due to its size]