Imperial German Army (1887-1918) - International Encyclopedia of uniforms and insignia

Imperial German Army (1887-1918)

German Empire

Imperial German Army

Deutsches Heer

1887-1918

  • soldat

    private

    Prussian - fileld artillery

  • EINJÄHRIGER FREIWILLIGER

    one year volunteer

    Saxon - Infantry

  • kapitulant

    capitulant

    Prussian - Rifle to foot

  • gefreiter

    ptivate 1st class

    Bavarian - Infantry

  • EINJÄHRIGER FREIWILLIGER GEFREITER

    one year volunteer private 1st class

    Bavarian - Infantry

  • KAPITULANT-GEFREITER

    CAPITULANT-PRIVATE 1ST CLASS

    Hessian - Infantry

  • OBERGEFREITER

    LANCE CORPORAL (artillery only)

    Prussian - Field Artillery

  • UNTEROFFIZIER

    corporal

    Prussian - Rifle to foot

  • Leutnant

    2nd Lieutenant

    Mecklenburg

  • FÄHNRICH

    ensign

    Bavarian - rifle to foot

  • VIZEFELDWEBEL

    vice sergeant

    Prussian - Rifle to foot

  • FÄHNRICH MIT OFFIZIER EXAMEN

    ENSIGN WITH OFFICER EXAMS

    Saxon - Infantry

  • FELDWEBEL

    sergeant

    Prussian - Infantry

  • OFFIZIERSSTELLVERTRETER

    deputy officer

    Prussian - Rifle to foot

  • FELDWEBELLEUTNANT

    LIEUTENANT-SERGEANT

    Bavarian - Infantry

  • SECONDELEUTENANT

    SECOND LIEUTENANT

    1988-1899

    Saxon - Infantry

  • LEUTNANT

    Lieutenant

    from 1899

    Bavaria - Infantry

  • PREMIERLIEUTENANT

    first Lieutenant

    1888-1899

    Bavaria - Rifle to foot

  • OBERLEUTNANT

    first Lieutenant

    from 1899

    Prussian - Infantry

  • HAUPTMANN

    captain

    Wuerttemberg - field artillery

  • major

    major

    Prussian - rifle to foot

  • OBERSTLEUTNANT

    Lieutenant colonel

    Hessian - Infantry

  • oberst

    colonel

    Prussian - Field artillery

  • generalmajor

    major general

    Prussian

  • GENERALLEUTNANT

    lieutenant general

    Saxon

  • GENERAL DER INFANTERIE
    GENERAL DER ARTILLERIE

    general

    Wuerttemberg

  • GENERAL FELDZEUGMEISTER

    colonel general

    only Bavaria - until 1912

  • GENERALOBERST

    colonel general

    only Bavaria - from 1912

  • GENERALOBERST

    colonel general

    Mecklenburg Strelitz

  • GENERALOBERST IM RANGE EINES GENERALFELDMARSCHALL

    COLONEL GENERAL IN THE RANK OF FIELD MARSHAL 

    Hessian - until 1911

    only Bavaria from 1896

  • GENERALOBERST IM RANGE EINES GENERALFELDMARSCHALL

    COLONEL GENERAL IN THE RANK OF FIELD MARSHAL 

    Wuerttemberg - from 1911

  • GENERALFELDMARSCHALL

    FIELD MARSHAL 

    Prussian

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