The Order of Max Joseph to AH Commanding Officer
The Military Order of Max Joseph, awarded to Anton von Tubeuf, Commnader of Royal Bavarian 16th Reserve Infantry Regiment (from 23 April 1917 to 26 July 1918); the Regiment is particularly known as Adolf Hitler served as a corporal during WWI in the Regiment, from the 9th November 1914 until the end of the War, as a messenger between regimental headquarters and battalion staffs. The Military Order of Max Joseph, in silver gilt, typical WWI period issue, 30.2mm(width) x 44.35mm including crown suspension, inside of the ring officially engraved “174”, with original ribbon as worn, in extremely fine condition (27 awards during WWI in silver-gilt). Footnote: Simon Anton Victor Friedrich Hermann Guido Freiherr von Tubeuf (June 28 1870 in Amorbach, died 22 July 1950 in Bad Aibling) was a Bavarian Military Officer. His and his older brother Carl from Tubeuf parents were of the princely blood line, his father was Director Simon Anton Freiherr von Tubeuf (* 1802 in Boxberg, † July 19, 1870) and mother Louise of Ploennies (1839-1915). After high school, he enlisted as a three-year volunteer in August of 1889 into Bavarian16th Infantry Regiment, and by 6 March 1890 he attained a rank of chief petty ensign. During 1896-1897 he was regimental adjutant. In September 1899 he was promoted to Lieutenant. In 1902, he was transferred to the 23 Bavarian Infantry regiment; he was promoted to Captain in October 1906, and on 25 August 1913 to rank of Major. By the outbreak of WWI he was serving as a Major in Infantry Regiment 23. As the successor of Colonel Emil Spatny he commanded the Royal Bavarian 16th Reserve Infantry Regiment from 23 April 1917 to 26 July 1918. He was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Military Max Joseph Order on the 1st of June 1918. In July of 1918, due to sickness and exhaustion, he was discharged from this position; he retired from the Bavarian Army with the rank of Oberstleutnant on the 31st of December 1919, and spent his retirement in Bad Aibling.