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Italian Military Uniform

Postby nickintexas » 30 Aug 2010, 13:05

This is my paternal GF Michele Andreola [Born, Aug. 6 1888 In Casalvecchio di Puglia, FG].
This painting/picture probably would have been done in the 1908-1913 range; but , possibly could have between 1919-1924. He waseither too young? or in the USA prior to '08 and back in the USA from '13 to '19.

Does any one have any insights on the uniform (army, I assume?), #17 on hat (regiment ?), the single stripe on sleeve equivalent to a Private?...Tips to acquire service records?.......Any clarity is appreciated. Thanks!!

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Hopefully a little clearer close up of hat
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Standard collar & shoulder designs?
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Re: Italian Military Uniform

Postby Italysearcher » 30 Aug 2010, 18:33

My husband thinks it might be a police uniform. State archives should have any military record.
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Re: Italian Military Uniform

Postby ricbru » 30 Aug 2010, 19:37

Yes, first of all, send a request in italian to Archivio di Stato di Foggia to obtain his military record

http://www.archivi.beniculturali.it/UCB ... ome=FOGGIA

After that, since he was born on 1888, for sure he was sent to WW1, wearing the uniform of italian army.
The number 17 should be the regiment, see the colors of the collars

http://www.cimeetrincee.it/brigate.htm

The closest, for the colour is the Bologna brigade or the Genova regiment
but there is a discrepancy with the number: Bologna brigade is the 39th and 40th regiment, the Genova brigade is the 97th and 98th regiment.
The 17th regiment, is the Acqui brigade but the color doesnt match
Hopefully this mistery will be resolved thanks to the miliary record.
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Re: Italian Military Uniform

Postby nickintexas » 30 Aug 2010, 20:32

Exceptional link Riccardo! Thank you.

I discovered by clicking on each that a little history on .pdf is behind it. The Bologna text mentions Castelvecchio and Castelnuovo but i can't quite translate those parts on pages 1 & 2 to get the gist of what it's saying :roll:
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Re: Italian Military Uniform

Postby ricbru » 31 Aug 2010, 06:04

Surely the story told in those pdf, is about what happened by the Alps, to conquer the lands the austrian, I can understand that there is Castelvecchio and Castelnuovo village around the Alps
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Re: Italian Military Uniform

Postby nickintexas » 01 Sep 2010, 12:55

I see the Brigata Acqui were the 17th & 18th Reggimento
So either the # or the collar color/pattern is inconsistant.....

Could this Aqcui be refering to the area northwest of Genova around about Acqui Terme & Montechiaro d'Acqui?
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Re: Italian Military Uniform

Postby ricbru » 01 Sep 2010, 14:24

I guess the name of the brigade was taken from Acqui Terme?
I don't know
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Re: Italian Military Uniform

Postby Freethinker » 01 Sep 2010, 14:45

Nick that is a beautiful work of art and you are so blessed to have it!
I hope you find what your looking for. :wink:


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