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#161 Mr King

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Posted 07 January 2016 - 1819 PM

North British Locomotive Works, Springburn, Glasgow 1918

 

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Posted 08 January 2016 - 0004 AM

Medium B tank. Neat.


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Posted 08 January 2016 - 0330 AM

A Granatenwerfer 16 squad of Sturmbataillon Nr. 6

 

The second soldier from the right seems to be carrying a shield or somehting similar. Is it for protection?


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Posted 08 January 2016 - 0536 AM

Base plate for the mortar, likely.


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Posted 08 January 2016 - 0839 AM

 

A Granatenwerfer 16 squad of Sturmbataillon Nr. 6

 

The second soldier from the right seems to be carrying a shield or somehting similar. Is it for protection?

 

 

Base plate as Ken says:

 

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Posted 08 January 2016 - 0943 AM

Only surviving picture of my grand-grand-grandfather, taken just before WW1 (June 1914.). As an officer of Montenegrin army he was heavily wounded during battle of Mojkovac  during night fighting between 6th and 7th January 1915. He died on 7th or 8th January.

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#167 alejandro_

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Posted 08 January 2016 - 1150 AM

Ken & cbo, thanks for the answes.

 

Only surviving picture of my grand-grand-grandfather, taken just before WW1 (June 1914.).

 

Have you not tried to look in the Army archives for more information? I have done it with a couple of my relatives -my grandfather fought in the Spanish Civil War-.


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Posted 08 January 2016 - 1416 PM

North British Locomotive Works, Springburn, Glasgow 1918

 

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Nice one Mr K, thanks for sharing. :)  I live just a couple of miles from there, and that building or one very like it is still on the site & used for loco repair I think.

 

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Posted 08 January 2016 - 1629 PM

If you start right away you could get the building ready for a color photo of the same same 100 years on!


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Posted 08 January 2016 - 2035 PM

 

Have you not tried to look in the Army archives for more information? I have done it with a couple of my relatives -my grandfather fought in the Spanish Civil War-.

Unfortunately they had nothing, Montenegrin military archives were lost during WW1 (Austro-Hungarians burned them at some point). They had some pictures (including from a wedding, him in uniform with his wife, son and brother-in-law on the beginning of WW1) but those were lost when Austro-Hungarians burned his house in early 1916 (they did so to the houses of most Montenegrin officers - and did a lot of much worse things). His wife died in 1971 at the age of 92 (He was born in 1877, she was born in 1879).

 

When he was killed his wife found him on 14th January (and her brother who was also killed there) and managed to move bodies to a nearby monastery. In early 1950s my grandfather decided to move bodies to a family graveyard. So he went to a church, only to find out that someone moved bodies (probably in late 1940s) thinking they were from his relatives (original grave marker apparently got lost during WW2 when monastery was burned down by Italians)... Never found out who moved bodies or where... :(


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Posted 23 February 2016 - 1211 PM

Russian assault troops at Caucasus front, 1916:

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Posted 23 February 2016 - 1601 PM

Those 'bombometatel' (bomb thrower) I understand, but what's 'plastun'?


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Posted 28 February 2016 - 2118 PM

Those 'bombometatel' (bomb thrower) I understand, but what's 'plastun'?

 

A  plastun was a Cossack foot scouting and sentry unit.   Originally they were part of the Black Sea Cossack Host and then later in the 19th and 20th centuries Kuban Cossack Host.  Given their attire it makes sense.


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Posted 29 February 2016 - 0531 AM

Thanks. :)


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Posted 29 February 2016 - 1123 AM

 

North British Locomotive Works, Springburn, Glasgow 1918

 

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Nice one Mr K, thanks for sharing. :)  I live just a couple of miles from there, and that building or one very like it is still on the site & used for loco repair I think.

 

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You made me look that up Mr B. It seems the loco sheds are indeed still used by First Jockrail, but the loco works were sadly knocked down many years ago, though part of the site is now occupied by a Whiskey company, so I guess it is progress of a sort.

 

I note looking through the Wiki entry, it seems the loco works built, among other things, Horsa gliders. Im surprised at that, I would have thought they would more likely have picked a carriageworks, unless they had one on the site also.

https://en.wikipedia...s_railway_works

Seems they also built the Anglo American MkVIII prototype. I suppose William Foster was a bit busy by then...

https://en.wikipedia...ark_VIII_(tank)


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Posted 07 November 2016 - 1329 PM

Montenegrin king Nicolas (first from left) and his guards during a visit to France (IIRC). Most guards have standard issue Mosin rifles, but note the one standing to a king sporting Winchester 1907...

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Posted 10 December 2016 - 1338 PM

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 0034 AM

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Posted 31 May 2017 - 0008 AM

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