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Deyr fé,
deyja frændr,
deyr sjálfr et sama;
ek veit einn,
at aldri deyr:
dómr um dauðan hvern.
 
Possesions die
kinsmen die
you yourself die;
I know one thing
which never dies:
the judgment of a dead man's life.
 
DU STIRBST – BESITZ STIRBT
DIE SIPPEN STERBEN.
EINZIG LEBT – WIR WISSEN ES –
DER TOTEN TATENRUHM.
 
Translations all vary slightly.......
 
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Edited by Chris Boonzaier

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Dave dug the date of the Württemberg award out for me.... Georg Jockers, württ. Verdienstkreuz on 20.12.1916 as a Feldwebel., 1.MGK/IR 126. (a Württemnerg Unit)

I am tending to think he started the war in a baden unit.... Leib Grenadier Regt 109....

Kork is a small town, The Verlustliste have 2 Georg Jockers from there listed, but it is a great leap of the imagination..... a Private in Leib Gren 109 wounded in late 1915, and a Vizefeldwebel injured in IR 126 in Late 1916....

However, it is possible that he was in the IR126 all the time, but he WAS a Badener by birth, his hometown listed as Kork.

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Hello Chris,

I think he got his Baden awards because the

8.Württembergisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 126 Großherzog Friedrich von Baden

had Friedrich II. Großherzog von Baden as chief.

Kind regards

Andreas

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Hi Andreas,

 

Duh! I missed that one, thanks, I shoulda thought of that.

Combine the fact that Großherzog Friedrich was chief, and Jockers was from baden, and you have it in a nutshell.

I am working on getting the rest of the group, if it is still there...

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So to recap... the small Gold Baden Verdienst Medal with Karl Friedrich Ribbon, 395 awards

Württemberg Verdienstcross with swords, 2284 awards...

For me quite a bit better than a knights cross ;-)

 

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I am guessing this is him....

Name:Georg Jockers
Gender:Male
Marital Status:Widowed
Age:79
Birth Date:10 Mai 1877 (10 May 1877)
Death Date:30 Jun 1956
Burial Date:3 Jul 1956
Burial Place:Baden, Germany
Spouse:Marie Baas
FHL Film Number:1189651

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silly question,

Why would the owner place a wurttemberg medal between two Baden medals?

Does wurrtemberg have a strange orders precedence?

chuck 

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Good question, it is listed in that order in his papers.... He must have been really old when he made the list, he was a service medal 1st and 2nd class listed, but the treuedienst cross on the bar....joc5a.thumb.jpg.5e472b84d47354126fc7c6b8

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The Full info from Dave so far...

 

"Georg Jockers, württ. Verdienstkreuz on 20.12.1916 as a Feldwebel., 1.MGK/IR 126.

Also, there was a Sgt.-Fahnenschmied Jockers in IR 126 who got the Baden Silver Merit Medal on the Karl-Friedrich ribbon in March 1915.  Presumably the same guy."

 

I am guessing he will be pretty elusive, have ordered the Regt History which should arrive this week.

 

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Unfortunately, the Kriegstammrollen for IR 126 are among those that the Stuttgart archives have not yet digitized.  That would probably answer a lot of questions.

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