This is a posed studio photograph taken in
Wilhelmshaven, the home base of the II. Seebataillon. The NCO wears a dark blue home uniform
piped and edged in white with yellow Litzen, a peaked cap also piped and
edged in white. His sword and
double rank lace on the cuffs show him to be a senior NCO or "Feldwebel". He wears a marksmanship lanyard on the right chest and several medals on the
left- the Prussian Military Honour Award, the South West African Medal
with clasp, the Prussian Wilhelm I Centenary Medal and below it the
Prussian other ranks Long Service Award third class. This is a pre-1913
award as a clasp rather than a medal.
Please respect the
Peter Klein in sharing this photograph with us by not reproducing it
without prior permission.