Original German WWI Imperial German Prussian Officer Brocade Belt With (2) Epaulets - Infanterie Regiment Kaiser Wilhelm
Original Items: Only One Lot of 3 Available. This is a beautiful set of WWI Imperial German Prussian Officer uniform items. The lot includes a lovely brocade belt and a pair of epaulets, all 3 items featuring a Kaiser Wilhelm II monogram.
The belt has a beautifully toned metal brocade with blue stripes. There is very minor wear to the obverse. The reverse is lined in blue badge cloth which has some moth nips present, but are hardly noticeable. The belt retains both slides and the keeper. The tongue is brown leather and marked with the number 124. The buckle is heavy nonmetallic metal and gilt finished. The finish is fully intact and there is very little wear. The Prussian roundel is separately applied. Total length is 37”.
The epaulets are a matching pair and both are red backed with a white top base. The centers feature a lovely “W / II”, the monogram for Kaiser Wilhelm II. Both are in great condition with minor wear and staining. The silver is tarnished with much of the finish retained.
This is a beautiful group of items that are in great condition! Comes more than ready for display.
On August 2, 1914, the regiment mobilized at the outbreak of the First World War . After the last roll call to the Grand Duke on August 6, 1914, the regiment moved a day later to the Western Front with a strength of 86 officers, 3,329 NCOs and men and 239 horses . Due to heavy losses at Solesmes , the remnants of the regiment were combined into a battalion with three companies on October 23, 1918. Four days later the association consisted of two combat battalions and on November 11, 1918 it was re-formed into three battalions.
After the end of the war, the regiment marched back via Cologne to the garrison in Giessen. From December 13, 1918 to January 10, 1919, the demobilization and eventual dissolution took place here.
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