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Posted by: MirceaGio January 18, 2014 10:34 pm
Good evening!

I have the picture below with the unity where my great-grand father fought. I know he fought in the Austrian-Hungary army, in an unity maybe based in Cernauti. But I don't know abything else. Which type of army? Any other details that can help me in my research?

Thank you very much for your support.

Posted by: MirceaGio January 18, 2014 10:38 pm
I think the picture was to loarge. I post it again, after I made it smaller.

Posted by: ionionescu January 20, 2014 04:08 pm
You can post large images using or

For example: 1200 dpi scan measuring 4418 x 6774 pixels (click on the photo to open it to the maximum size). by, on Flickr

Posted by: MirceaGio January 20, 2014 04:14 pm
Thank you for the advice. i didn't know this service.

So, the image is in the link below. Thank you for your opinions!

Posted by: ionionescu January 20, 2014 04:47 pm
They all wear a Dragoner (cavalry) uniform, actually a Dragoner Helm can be seen in front of the soldiers.
The only Dragoner unit that I know recruited Romanians was the Dragoner-Regiment „Erzherzog Albrecht“ Nr. 9 (50% Romanians).

Any info or stamps on the back of the photo?
What was the name, place and year of birth of your great-grandfather? Maybe I can find his name if he was wounded.

Posted by: MirceaGio January 20, 2014 06:24 pm
Thank you for all the information. Very interesting.

The name of my great grand father was Giosan Alecsa (sometimes spelled Alexie or Alexa).
I don't know if he was wounded, I know he was a prisoner in the Tzarist Empire.
If you can help with any info about him, or any clues to go further with my genealogic researches, thank you very much.

Have a nice evening!

Posted by: MirceaGio January 20, 2014 06:36 pm
I forgot the year of birth: 1886 in Ciocanesti, Bucovina (actualul judet Suceava).
There is nothing written on the back of the photo.
Thanks very much!

Posted by: ionionescu January 20, 2014 08:04 pm
I searched with Giosan, but I didn't find any Giosan Alecsa, just three wounded as shown below:

I also searched with his birth place Ciocănești ( but although a few Romanian names appear in the list, Giosan Alecsa is not there.

It is not uncommon that some names were missed in the so I guess his name does not appear.

Posted by: MirceaGio January 20, 2014 08:08 pm
Thank you very much for your answer.

Do you have any other idea where to search further for a genealogical purpose? Do tou know where the archive of the regiment is kept wright now?maybe a data base with the prisoners exists?

Thanx! smile.gif

Posted by: ionionescu January 21, 2014 11:05 am
I have no idea where you could search, I heard a request costing 35 euro can be placed with the Vienna Military Archives ( but I don't know how it works nor if you have any chance to find any info. unsure.gif

Maybe other forum members have better ideas. smile.gif

Posted by: Morar Andrei April 12, 2018 12:27 pm
I also have an old Austro-Hungarian images, and I know nothing about it, except that one of tge men in it was a Honved corporal from the East side of Transylvania, Brasov county, Rupea area.

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