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I was recently doing some research of Fussartillerie Regiment 5 in the Verlustlisten, and there were a couple of abbreviations I needed clarification on.

In the attached image I know that "Battr." must stand for Batterie. I guess that the "Batl." at the bottom stands for Bataillon, but then what would "Batls." be? I notice that in both cases where "Batls." is used it is preceded by "d." which I guess might be der, so maybe it is a simple case of German grammar rules that I am not aware of?

This is probably a silly, simple question, but if someone could clear up my ignorance I would appreciate it.

 

-- Tim

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Hello Tim.

re. Stawny, Adalbert (4.Battr. d.Ers.Batls.) ....

is simply a grammatical clarification indicating 4.Battr. des Ers. Bataillons.

Bernhard H. Holst

Edited by Bernhard H.Holst

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Alamein : The foot artillery regiments were divided in two bataillons each with a staff and two batteries . The field artillery regiments were divided in abteilungen , the equivalent of a group , usually each abteilung with three batteries some regiments with three abteilungen others with two . the Guards with two normal and another mounted .

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Hi,

Stab d. I. Batls = Stab des ersten Bataillons = staff, 1st Battailon.

The "s" as you presumed has grammatical significance. It is the genetive "s".

GreyC

2 minutes ago, GreyC said:

Hi,

Stab d. I. Batls = Stab des ersten Bataillons = staff, 1st Battailon.

The "s" as you presumed has grammatical significance. It is the genetive´s (partitivus) "s".

GreyC

 

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