Stijn David

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    German glider pilots + the battle of Cholm

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  1. Hey GreyC Thank you for this information! Cordial greetings
  2. Hi Guys Thanks for the comments! As a Altenburger Resident (Born and lived in Meuselwitz) he was eligable for the Altenburg Bravery Medal as regulations said as such "Voraussetzung für die Verleihung ist, dass der Vorzuschlagende das Eiserne Kreuz 2 Klasse besitzt oder von seinen Truppenteil hierzu eingegeben ist, es aber nicht bzw. noch nicht erhalten hat." As for Uffz/ Gerhardt, as he was awarded the EK2 on 21.06.1917 he fulfilled from that point on the regulations to be awarded the Altenburg Bravery medal. With 15.586 awards a not so common award IMHO compared to the IC 2 :). Cordial greetings
  3. Hello dear Forumfriends Christmass came early this year - and hence my newest and most probably last aquisition for 2016. A Altenburg Bravery Medal Grouping from a "Frontschwein". The grouping of Uffz. Gerhardt Ernst consists out of the following - Award Document Iron Cross 2nd Class (1917) - Award Document Altenburg Bravery Medal (1917) - Award Document Hindenburg Cross (1935) His original awards also came along with the small grouping, his EK 2, Zink Altenburg Bravery Medal and Hindy Cross (Maker Marked G11). I love this small grouping as the soldier was part of the 1 MGK/Inf.Rgt. 93 and during WWI they saw quite some action on the Western Front. The Altenburg medal is really in excellent shape and has much of its Bronze finish still left and it is one of the only 15.586 Awarded pieces. Uffz. Gerhardt was wounded twice during his service, once in 1917 and once in 1918. He should have reached the criteria for the black wound badge - no sign however if this was ever awarded to him. He survived the Hell of WWI and returned to his hometown where we know that he was at least still alive in 1935. Cordial greetings,
  4. Hi Chris Thank you once again. Fun to see is that the cityname of Roulers (documents 1915 and previous) changed in 1916 to Roeselare. The last is the Flemish name, the previous "Roulers" is the French. This might have had something to do with the so called "Flamenpolitik" in a attempt to get the Flemish people on the German side. I look forward to see more (if more is available). Thanks again
  5. Hi Chris Superb and a big thank you! That is already quite a collection and very interesting to see the different types. Cordial greetings,
  6. Hello, I am wondering howmany styles of preliminary award documents for the Iron cross 2 nd CLass does exist from the XXVI Res. Korps. I have two in my collection: 1. Dated 1914 - and the HQ was based at that time at Westroosebeke 2. Dated 1916 - the HQ was based at that time at Roeselare I look forward to see more of these documents! Thanks in advance
  7. Hello, Can anyone help with the following? Does anyone know if the Kriegsstammrollen of the following units are still in existence? If so, can they be viewed online or any other way? · R.I.R. 233 · R.I.R. 234 · R.I.R. 235 · R.I.R. 236 · R.I.R. 237 · R.I.R. 238 · R.I.R. 239 · R.I.R. 240 Thanks in advance
  8. Hello Gunner Thank you very much! Both very brave individuals, the grave of Lt. Chantrill is positioned at the left of both graves. Cordial greetings
  9. Hello, While underway in my homeland i visited the Solferino Farm Cemetry near Ypres. These 2 Tombstones did draw my attention, both officers died or where KIA on 26 th October 1917 and belonged to the Royal Field Artillery. Who can shed some light on the carreers of both brave and well decorated officers who found their final resting place in the Ypres Salient? * Major L Field, DSO & MC (Age = 30) * Captain P.S. Barker, MC Thanks in advance and lets not forgett! Cordial greetings,
  10. Hello Jan Thank you = i would love to read that DIvisional History and that bataillon war Diary. Mayby some info on my Leutenant can be found in them? Cordial greetings,
  11. Hi Jens I owe you! When once in Belgium give me sign ;). Cordial greetings
  12. Hi jens Superb! Thank you a thousand times Any idea if there does exist Regimental History's from the 21 bay. Inf.Regt. & 7 bayer.Inf.Regt. Cordial greetings
  13. Hi Jens Thank you! I am looking for Dr. Friedrich Erbse, he should have been stabsarzt der Reserve. Cordial greetings
  14. Hello, Does anyone have acces to Ancestry over here? I do need some help in regards to a German Officer (Dr.). His file or information should most probably be listed over there. Please drop me a PM when you can help in this case. Cordial greetings and thanks in advance Ps: if this thread is in the wrong forum, feel free to move it mr. Moderator :).
  15. Hello Andreas Thank you very much, anyone a idea iff the Kriegsstammrollen or Regimental Papers (or Divisional Papers) are still in existence in some archive? Cordial greetings, Stijn David