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Hi Guys - Is there any chance more information can be found about this officer? Someone posted a query on him on the WAF a while back and guys like Paul C were able to confirm that he was a POW in England after the war and that he, at one point, was with 2. Marine-Infanterie-Regiment. His private purchase EK1 is engraved and includes Kiel below his name. The fact that Kiel is included makes me wonder if he was actually on a ship when he earned his EK1 before he was transported to the infantry. Any info or any thoughts?

Thanks,

B

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Hi Brian,

from the Rangliste der Kaiserlich Deutschen Marine 1918

Leutnant der Reserve der Marineinfanterie, Patent to Lt 13.01.1917

At this time ( 14.02.1918 ) he is only listed with EK 2 and Oldenburg Friedrich August Kreuz 2

Kind regards
Andreas

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Thank you, Andreas. This is very helpful. I don't know much about Imperial Marine Infantry units... any idea where 2. Marine-Infanterie-Regiment would have been based out of or who they would have been subordinate to?

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Very helpful. Thank you. I would guess that Kiel is a reference to where he received the EK, probably after the war. 

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Posted (edited)

From the Ehrenrangliste der Kaiserlich Deutschen Marine (Imperial Naval Honours List), p/1137

Schweim, Otto, born 19.10.1894 

13.01.1917 Lieut.d.Res. der Marineinfanterie

Entered Jan, 1915

May 1915 - I. E.S.B.

Sep. 1918. M.I.R.

POw in England until the end of war

21.01.1920 to Reserve-List

Edited by Odulf

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Thank you, sir! Can you tell me what  I. E.S.B. is ?

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Posted (edited)

Ersatz-Seebataillon (Replenishment Naval Infantry Batn.)

M.I.R. = Marine-Infanterie-Regiment

Edited by Odulf

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