The Train (Supply)
This page lists all Train Battalions of the German empire in 1914 including the kingdom of Bayern (Bavaria). All Battalions except Sachsen (Saxon) wore a Dunkelblau (dark blue) Waffenrock with light blue collar and Swedish cuffs with gilt buttons. The collar, cuffs, and piping on the front opening and rear skirt was also light blue. Sachsen (Saxon) Battalions wore a light blue Waffenrock with black collar and cuffs piped in red, including the front opening and rear skirt. For men in the Garde Battalion, collar and cuffs were decorated with yellow Litzen, gilt for the officers. All Battalions wore a leather Pickelhaube with gilt fittings. The chart below lists the Battalion with garrison, cuff details, shoulder strap color with number or cypher, and details of the helmet Wappen (front plate). For color plates of all shoulder strap cyphers and helmet Wappen, the links at the top of this page will open these color plates in a new window.
Garde-Train-Bataillon
(Berlin) Garde-Korps
Blue Swedish Blue Gilt Garde Eagle
Ostpreußisches Train-Bataillon Nr.1
(Königsberg i.Pr.) I Armee Korps
Blue Swedish Blue w/ Red Cypher Gilt Line Eagle
Pommersches Train-Bataillon Nr.2
(Altdamm) II Armee Korps
Blue Swedish Blue w/ Red Cypher Gilt Line Eagle
Brandenburgisches Train-Bataillon Nr.3
(Spandau) III Armee Korps
Blue Swedish Blue w/ Red Cypher Gilt Line Eagle
Magdeburgisches Train-Bataillon Nr.4
(Magdeburg) IV Armee Korps
Blue Swedish Blue w/ Red 4 Gilt Line Eagle
Niederschlesisches Train-Bataillon Nr.5
(Posen) V Armee Korps
Blue Swedish Blue w/ Red 5 Gilt Line Eagle
Schlesisches Train-Bataillon Nr.6
(Breslau) VI Armee Korps
Blue Swedish Blue w/ Red Cypher Gilt Line Eagle
Westfälisches Train-Bataillon Nr.7
(Münster) VII Armee Korps
Blue Swedish Blue w/ Red 7 Gilt Line Eagle
1. Rheinisches Train-Bataillon Nr.8
(Coblenz) VIII Armee Korps
Blue Swedish Blue w/ Red 8 Gilt Line Eagle
Schleswig-Holsteinisches Train-Bataillon Nr.9
(Rendsburg) IX Armee Korps
Blue Swedish Blue w/ Red 9 Gilt Line Eagle
Hannoversches Train-Bataillon Nr.10
(Hannover) X Armee Korps
Blue Swedish Blue w/ Red Cypher Gilt Line Eagle w/ Bandeau
Kurhessisches Train-Bataillon Nr.11
(Cassel) XI Armee Korps
Blue Swedish Blue w/ Red 11 Gilt Line Eagle
Kgl. Sächs. 1. Train-Bataillon Nr.12
(Dresden/Bischofswerda) XII Armee Korps
Black Sachsen (Saxon) Pattern Blue "Squared" Strap Piped in Red w/ Red 12 Gilt Sachsen Wappen on Gilt Star
Train Batl. Nr. 12 wore a light blue Waffenrock with black collar and cuffs piped in red.
Württembergisches Train-Bataillon Nr.13
(Ludwigsburg) XIII Armee Korps
Blue Swedish Blue w/ Red 13 Gilt Württemberg Wappen
Badisches Train-Bataillon Nr.14
(Durlach) XIV Armee Korps
Blue Swedish Blue w/ Red 14 Gilt Baden Wappen
Elsässisches Train-Bataillon Nr.15
(Straßburg i.E.) XV Armee Korps
Blue Swedish Blue w/ Red 15 Gilt Line Eagle
Lothringisches Train-Bataillon Nr.16
(Saarlouis) XVI Armee Korps
Blue Swedish Blue w/ Red 16 Gilt Line Eagle
Westpreußisches Train-Bataillon Nr.17
(Danzig) XVII Armee Korps
Blue Swedish Blue w/ Red 17 Gilt Line Eagle
Großherzoglich-Hessisches Train-Bataillon Nr.18
(Darmstadt) XVIII Armee Korps
Blue Swedish Blue w/ Red 18 Gilt Hessen Wappen
Kgl. Sächs. 2. Train-Bataillon Nr.19
(Leipzig) XIX Armee Korps
Black Sachsen (Saxon) Pattern Blue "Squared" Strap Piped in Red w/ Red 19 Gilt Sachsen Wappen on Gilt Star
Train Batl. Nr. 19 wore a light blue Waffenrock with black collar and cuffs piped in red.
Masurisches Train-Bataillon Nr.20
(Marienburg) XX Armee Korps
Blue Swedish Blue w/ Red 20 Gilt Line Eagle
2. Rheinisches Train-Bataillon Nr.21
(Forbach) XXI Armee Korps
Blue Swedish Blue w/ Red 21 Gilt Line Eagle
Bayern Army (Bavaria).
Kgl. Bayer. 1. Train-Abteilung
(München) I Bayerisches Armee Korps
Blue Swedish Blue w/ Red 1 Gilt Bayern Wappen
Kgl. Bayer. 2. Train-Abteilung
(Würzburg, Germersheim) II Bayerisches Armee Korps
Blue Swedish Blue w/ Red 2 Gilt Bayern Wappen
Kgl. Bayer. 3. Train-Abteilung
(Fürth, Ingolstadt) III Bayerisches Armee Korps
Blue Swedish Blue w/ Red 3 Gilt Bayern Wappen