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#1 11-02-2019 22:28:03

Sebastian.V
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Saxon Pionnier Tunic with name !

Hello Guys, salty and ....

http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2_ww1_saxon_pionnier.jpg

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#2 12-02-2019 00:35:49

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Re: Saxon Pionnier Tunic with name !

Very nice.  Rich A. in Pa.


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#3 12-02-2019 02:07:23

Markus
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Re: Saxon Pionnier Tunic with name !

Nice tunic Seba smile  The stitched numbers of the shoulder straps appear to be 12?

Any details of the name on the tunic please? 

Thanks for posting,

Regards Markus.

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#4 13-02-2019 10:04:17

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Re: Saxon Pionnier Tunic with name !

http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2_ww1_saxon_pionnier_4.jpg

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#5 13-02-2019 10:04:58

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Re: Saxon Pionnier Tunic with name !

http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2_ww1_saxon_pionnier_2.jpg

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#6 13-02-2019 10:16:55

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Re: Saxon Pionnier Tunic with name !

http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2_ww1_saxon_pionnier_5.jpg

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#7 13-02-2019 11:50:46

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Re: Saxon Pionnier Tunic with name !

Thanks for the additional photos and the shot of the clothing label smile

Always fantastic when you can attribute a piece of clothing to an individual soldier.


Regards Markus

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#8 20-02-2019 21:14:47

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Re: Saxon Pionnier Tunic with name !

Thanks Markus

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#9 21-02-2019 20:50:48

msteve21
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Re: Saxon Pionnier Tunic with name !

great tunic Sab, any history on where his battalion served?
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#10 03-03-2019 17:16:04

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Re: Saxon Pionnier Tunic with name !

Nice pick up Seba.


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#11 05-03-2019 13:08:48

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Re: Saxon Pionnier Tunic with name !

I was just looking on the Australian War Memorial website, specifically at the large number of WWI German shoulder straps accumulated
by Australian General Sir John Monash.   

This is an extensive collection of shoulder straps from German units who faced the Australians in 1918.  Here is the link to the
relevant part of the AWM site: https://www.awm.gov.au/index.php/articl … collection

I noted that one of the straps in the collection is from the Saxon 12th Pioneer Battalion (same unit at Seba's tunic), though the strap in the
AWM is a later version worn in the last year of the war.  It appears in the photo below and is the 2nd from the left. 

Regards Markus

http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2587_monash_shoulder_straps.jpg


This image is said to be a wartime photo of soldiers from this unit, either 1917 or 1918.

http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2587_saxon_12_pioneer_.jpg

Last edited by Markus (05-03-2019 13:27:18)

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#12 22-03-2019 13:47:56

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Re: Saxon Pionnier Tunic with name !

many thanks dear Markus !

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