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Hi Gents

i have this rather worn Soldbuch. I think having been born in 1885 this man reported initially in 1905  then was recalled 1914. I can't read the name.

he seems to have a few different regrets stamps including a 'train' battalion. 

To my amateur eye entries stop 1917. Otherwise I can't make out much....

the 2 bonds were in the book and it also had a collapsible 'trench' cup with it.

hope its of interest Gents 

 

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tony

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The name is Erasmus Wirsing.  He was born in Bavaria but he lived in Homburg vor der Höhe west of Frankfurt am Main. His initial military service was in IR 88 and his wartime service was mostly in Hessisch/Nassauisch formations, until he ended up in the 121. Infanterie-Division (in RIR 56 and in the division trains) which was a mixed, mostly Rhineland, unit.

According to his marriage certificate (on Ancestry), he was a baker in civilian life, so I imagine that's why he ended up in train formations.

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Thanks Dave

Fantadtic.

It won't lose his name again....

....i think a drinks in order

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I don't suppose you have an opinion from what you've seen as to whether he survived the war?

thanx again 

tony

PS

meant 'fantastic'

 

 

 

Edited by Farkas
PS

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Sadly, he did not. He is listed as "gefallen" in Prussian casualty list Nr. 1273 of 21 October 1918.  He is not in the database of the Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge, so I don't know the exact date of death or in what cemetery he might be found.

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Hello!

He is listed Oct.21, 1918. Probably he fell in august/september

The division fought:

26.-29.4.1918: Kemmel

29.4.-29.7.1918: Flanders

2.-3.8.1918: Between Marne and Vesle

4.-9.8.1918: Between Oise and Aisne

10.8.-3.9.1918: Between Somme and Oise (28.8.-3.9.1918: North-canal of Nesle and Noyon)

4.-6.9.1918: Siegfried-Front

9.9.-8.10.1918: Between Cambrai and St. Quentin

1010.-4.11.1918: Hermannstellung

Hard to say, which battle counts in this case...

 

 

 

 

Edited by The Prussian

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On 23/09/2017 at 06:12, Dave Danner said:

Sadly, he did not. He is listed as "gefallen" in Prussian casualty list Nr. 1273 of 21 October 1918.  He is not in the database of the Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge, so I don't know the exact date of death or in what cemetery he might be found.

Wirsing.thumb.jpg.cfb13319cdde64d1d01724ff58d47a67.jpg

 

On 23/09/2017 at 13:10, The Prussian said:

Hello!

He is listed Oct.21, 1918. Probably he fell in august/september

The division fought:

26.-29.4.1918: Kemmel

29.4.-29.7.1918: Flanders

2.-3.8.1918: Between Marne and Vesle

4.-9.8.1918: Between Oise and Aisne

10.8.-3.9.1918: Between Somme and Oise (28.8.-3.9.1918: North-canal of Nesle and Noyon)

4.-6.9.1918: Siegfried-Front

9.9.-8.10.1918: Between Cambrai and St. Quentin

1010.-4.11.1918: Hermannstellung

Hard to say, which battle counts in this case...

 

 

 

 

Thanks both

saddened me to know he fell

appreciate all the info given ....

tony

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