© JW Collection
shows an unknown South West African Schutztruppe Reiter wearing the
grey home uniform with blue collar and piping down the front. Note
the white Litzen (with a red centre stripe) and the shoulder straps
of twisted cords in the imperial colours. On his left breast he
1904-08 South West Africa Campaign Medal
for service in the Herero Rebellion.
His headdress is the Schutztruppe
Südwester hat in grey felt again with blue edging and hatband.
This photograph was
taken by F Heinhuber who worked out of Sonthofen, Immenstadt and
Oberstorf in Bavaria c1907-14. It is most likely that the photograph
was taken in or near the soldier's hometown and that he himself was