How to find the regiment of your ancestor ? Its grade, decoration and military file.
♦♦♦ On the photograph of your ancestor, the details shown on his uniform can give you this type of information. N°12 on the collar means “12th regiment”, the flame engraved in the buttons indicates “hussars”.
Above a photograph of the 12th regiment of Hussars located in France. The picture has been taken in 1912.
When writing your family history, add the photographs of your ancestors. If you have military ancestors, it would be very interesting for your chidren to know their career or at least their name, regiment, grade and enlisting date.
♦♦♦ These documents can be consulted and discussed when having a family gathering.
♦♦ Don’t forget to write down names and dates (possibly location) on the photograph.