Chris Boonzaier

Machine Gunner EK1

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The name was lightly engarved into the back, but the scratches made when repair was done almost erased the mans name and unit...jaeger2.jpgJaeger1.jpg

This is the interesting part..... it was awarded for the fighting on the 1st day of the Nivelle offensive..... one of the bloodiest days of the war...jaeger4.jpg

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Hello Chris!

Nice pieces!!!  The commanding general of the X.Res.Korps was Gen.d.Inf. Magnus v. Eberhardt.

The MG-Scharfschützen-Abt.10 was formed november 1, 1916. I´m not sure, to which army it belonged at april 14, 1917.

5.3.17-6.4.17: 7th army

21.4.17-14.6.17: 1st army

The 1st company of that detachement was formed from the MG-Scharfschützen-Trupp Nr.73.

The 7th army fought until april 16, 1917 at the "Doppelschlacht an der Aisne und in der Champagne" and the 1st army since april 16, 1917.

Here is the map of april 16, 1917 of the X.Res.Korps (Gruppe Brimont) and it´s divisions.

Note the enemy west of Courcy. The 1st russian Brigade!!!

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Edited by The Prussian

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Nice... how do you find such nice ID'd items/groups?

 I'd love to have such a grouping

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On October 9, 2016 at 13:23, ccj said:

Nice... how do you find such nice ID'd items/groups?

 I'd love to have such a grouping

Yes, how?!?!?!

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