Chris Boonzaier

Content of a KIA officers pockets

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ScanImage001.jpgI managed to "save" this from the unwashed masses on ebay...

Officer in Question was a Hauptmann der Reserve in the Bavarian Infanterie Leib regiment, Killed in Action in January 1915 with the 1st Bavarian Landwehr Regiment.

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His Doc Tag and glasses with spare lensScanImage003.jpgScanImage005.jpg...

Calander, reciepts and coins...ScanImage004.jpgScanImage006.jpg

A photo taken un Brussels in 1914ScanImage007.jpg

The Church in Somme Py where his body was laid out, and the cemetary where he was buried.....ScanImage009.jpgScanImage010.jpg

His landwehr Dienstauszeichnung coc and its envelope...ScanImage030.jpgScanImage033.jpg

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Very nice grouping. Personal items with a bit of history and a sad ending.

Chip

 

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Amazing this was kept together for so long.   Great find Chris.   

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Just to show how small the world is... A good friend of mine is a Forester about 10km away from where I live.... the officer here was a head forester just 2-3 km from where HE lives.

And it turns out the officer was the Grandfather of His class teacher when he was at school (Apparently a strict old teacher of the old school).

I found it on Ebay, from a seller who lives a million miles away.

 

By 1918 there was little or nothing left of Somme Py, I am guessing that the cemetary may have been destroyed during the war, unless he was one of the soldiers whose bodies were repatriated to Germany during the war...

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Very interesting! Thank you for sharing. :thumbup:

May his soul rest in peace. 

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In the middle of the frame I have some plant (I admit that sounds pretty ignorant... "some plant") from the cemetery at the church of Somme Py.... fr1.thumb.jpg.458ec6c581b10a1120b2298cf251fe81.jpg

The Church today.....fr33.thumb.jpg.aba64612aee5dbc86c925b4c37f3af08.jpgfr333.thumb.jpg.14f72e0e774b937afe06827b5bbd2320.jpg

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