© Peter Klein
This is a photograph of an unknown
Schutztruppe NCO probably taken sometime between 1907 and 1914 by
Samson and company based on Bücherplatz in Breslau in what was then
Prussian Silesia (modern Wroclaw in Poland).
wears an 1896 Khaki Uniform with the
Südwester Hat. The hat, tunic and
trousers are piped in blue.
The four chevrons on his left sleeve show his rank as a
Feldwebel (see NCO Rank Insignia Page). As a senior NCO he carries a sword rather than a bayonet,
it has a Portepee knot (see Bayonet and Sword Knots).
He wears an other ranks leather belt and buckle.
On his left breast he wears three medals,
the Prussian Military Honour Award, second class, the Prussian Long
Service Award, first class and the South-West-Africa Campaign Medal
1904-08 (see Medals
On his right breast he wears a
marksmanship lanyard in Imperial colours (see
Specialist Insignia Page).