|A seldom seen image of what appears to be a Bavarian military cyclist/dispatch rider. He wears a smock type tunic with no regimental insignia so perhaps his was a staff type position.
He carries as leather dispatch/map case which is attached to his waist belt. A carbine is slung over the other shoulder. He also wears a shortened bayonet on his belt and a single
reverse opening cartridge box. As opposed to the more commonly seen boots worn by most German troops, this cyclist wears laced up canvas leggings to protect his lower legs.
Wilhelm Boos - Photographer
Luitpoldstr., 72, Erlangen, Bavaria, Germany