Wanted to show my ebay pickup from a few days ago that is very interesting and also raising lot of questions.
when bidding on auction I assumed it maybe a a put together item, when I asked seller about its provenance he said he had it for some time and picked it up at estate sale.. so that took me nowhere.
I received uniform with breeches and belt today and it looks much better in person, collar discs, 6th Inf patch all look to be there for a longer time, cant say about ribbons or marksman badge but marksman badge is nicely worn at the back where the uniform button is.
now the confusing stuff:
6th artillery (as visible on French ww1 Croix de Guerre Fourragere) wasnt a part of 6th infantry
6th infantry was recalled to service in 1939 so this WW1 and Mexican service vet would have to be in service for over 20 years - I guess possible for a NCO...
discs are more in ww2 configuration - there is also laundry number ww2 style
first ribbon bar is it certificate of merit medal ??
... when I was playing further with the jacket I flipped it inside out and spotted a 2nd infantry patch traces - it was machine applied and was there for longer time !
So would it be possible that This NCO served with 6th artillery Reg. during WW1 period where he received his French Croix de Guerre, then after war assigned to 2nd infantry where he got this jacket after 1933, and then was transferred to 6th infantry artillery when division was beeing recalled ??
I am open to any opinions