This is a posed studio
photograph of Polizei-Sergeant Bursig of the South West African Landespolizei taken
at Fritz Nink studio in Windhuk the capital of South West Africa.
Sergeant Bursig wears the
1907 Landespolizei Dark
Khaki Uniform with green collar and shoulder straps and
yellow metal buttons bearing the imperial crown. Note the Sergeant's
single rank pip on each collar.
He wears three medals in the form of their
ribbons only on his left breast. The most senior is the top left
ribbon in black and white for the Prussian Military Honour Award,
second class, next to it is probably the South West Africa Campaign
Medal with several clasps, though it is impossible to be sure from
the photograph. Below them is his Long Service Award, third class.
He wears the Landespolizei Südwester hat
with an imperial crown badge holding up the right side.
are matching dark khaki and are tucked into leather gaiters worn
with short ankle boots. He wears a brown leather Sam Brown style
For more photos and the medal certificates
of Fritz Bursig see