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Imperial Russian uniform, prob before 1917?

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    My great-great uncle Bentsion Yoshpe

    On the back of this picture-postcard, he says "...we are going against Austria...into Serbia." Possibly Serbian Campaign? We don't know, and would love some help identifying this uniform & the crossed medal! "131" on shoulder board is very intriguing.

    Family legend says he was killed in the 1917 Revolution by the White Guard, but I don't think this particular uniform is pertinent to that conflict.

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    ColorSopNYC
    He served in 131 Tiraspol Infantry Regiment of the Russian Empire. On his breast a badge regiment.
    See here-Тираспольский 131-й пехотный полк — Википедия

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    Quote by axtdn View Post
    ColorSopNYC
    He served in 131 Tiraspol Infantry Regiment of the Russian Empire. On his breast a badge regiment.
    See here-Тираспольский 131-й пехотный полк — Википедия
    Thank you so much for the ID & link!! We thought perhaps it was the 131st Tiraspol'skiy, but weren't sure - our family was from Sdolbunowo (Zdolbuniv, UKR) & Rowne (Rivne, UKR), and Tiraspol is a good 400 mi south! (I wonder how he ended up there??)

    Perhaps you could help ID a couple others?

    We believe our cousin Sania was a KOP border guard as a young man (ca 1927):


    He obviously changed specialty/unit, but without a color photo, it's hard to tell exactly which one (ca 1933, definitely pre-WWII):

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    They seem to be Polish soldier...better would be to open a new treath.
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    |<ris
    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
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    ColorSopNYC
    In both pictures the soldiers in Polish uniforms. Here I can not help you, sorry.
    ..better would be to open a new treath.
    (I wonder how he ended up there??)
    He served there.

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