SAINT BONIFACE Devonshire-born Benedictine missionary who became arch- bishop of Mainz, but was murdered with 52 others by the heathens of Friesland Date: 675? - 754?
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Senior NCO, most probably a CSM or SNCO Acting Officer
A portrait of a senior NCO, most probably a CSM (Feldwebel) or SNCO Acting Officer (not commissioned), known as an Offizierstellvertreter, in the walking out dress of Infantry Leib Regiment Groߨerzogin Nr 117 based in Mainz (part of the , 25th Groߨerzoglich Hessische Division with its HQ in Darmstadt). The peaked cap with red band, the split coloured high collar with white/silver trim and red with the jacket piping in red also is typical attire for an Infantry SNCO/junior (non-commissioned) officer at that time. As a Leib Regiment, it owed personal loyalty to the Hessian Duchy family. Not surprisingly, therefore, the A on the epaulette signifies Groߨrezogin Alice von Hesse who was the Regiment's equivalent to the titular Royal / Ducal Colonel-in-Chief of the Regiment. . Anna Hillermann, (German) B.1875
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