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Johann Buckreus Death Notice/Album. Any info gents?

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Hi Gents

i have this incomplete photo album.

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I know the most juicy photos have been removed. I was interested in stopping its deconstruction.

I like that the photos have annotations and some haven’t been removed so who knows what they say.

i don’t know if the album itself is that old however the photo mounts are brittle and surely of some age.

its not something I would usually buy but I was annoyed it was being broken up and the photos being sold for 2quid each.

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So Gents, if I may,  I’m curious if anyone could tell me if there is anything to know of the man named in the death notice please?

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Thanks 

tony

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hi hucks216

i bought this album from the same person as some of these other photos because of your comment on the other post... you are so right.

On 08/11/2017 at 16:51, hucks216 said:

Pity that some have been removed from photo albums.

 

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Johann Buckreus died on the 4th February 1942 and is buried on Guernsey at Fort George cemetery in St. Peter Port in Grave 68. 

He was born on 4th October 1906 in Haag am Hausrueck and held the rank of Oberpionier when he died. 

(Source: Volksbund)

There is a photo of his grave headstone available from this site:

Buckreus Grave

Edited by hucks216

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On 05/11/2018 at 11:48, hucks216 said:

Johann Buckreus died on the 4th February 1942 and is buried on Guernsey at Fort George cemetery in St. Peter Port in Grave 68. 

He was born on 4th October 1906 in Haag am Hausrueck and held the rank of Oberpionier when he died. 

(Source: Volksbund)

There is a photo of his grave headstone available from this site:

Buckreus Grave

Thank you hucks216

What a great site....

I've requested the image from them today and will share it here (if copyright permits)

cheers

tony

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Hi Gents

Since I posted this thread, this soldier has caught and kept my interest. 

Thanks to hucks216 (thanks!) and his grave information I have been able to dig a little... 

I don’t usually ‘dig’ , I’m more a hoarder than historian (copyright Brian Wolfe!)

Why this man and not an Austro-Hungarian, as I would expect -perhaps it is as simple as, me being able to find answers in English language on google.

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Oberpionier Johann Buckreus still lies in the British Fort George military cemetery. 

These first pics are from Wiki:

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Johann Buckreus plot below

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There were already German WW1 POW’s buried on the Islands and during the occupation German soldiers were buried alongside the older graves in St. Brelade church cemetery.

Also as in this case, some at the British Garrison Cemetery, Fort George.

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As it says in the above, in 1960 the German authorities requested agreement for the transfer of their Soldiers remains to  France. This was agreed to, and, all were exhumed and moved - with the exception of the 111 men at Fort George. 

I’m unsure if this was agreed by both sides but I can imagine that it was. The graves at Fort George being respectfully cared for by the CWGC whereas the others were in church yards.

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i was curious which unit he might have served with...

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according to the above:

The ‘pionierbattalion 15’ were stationed on Guernsey at some point.

The ‘319th infantry division’ were the only ones stationed on the islands from late 1941, as the rest were sent off to Russia. Quite a shock I bet.

This man died February ‘42.

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So Gents

i hope I haven’t gone on too long.

this is my new ‘longest thread’....!

 

tony

 

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Unfortunately, without looking in to the records it won't be possible to determine what unit he belonged to. At one time or another there would of been a few Pionier related units based on Guernsey. Some examples being:

4./Festung-Bau-Btl 157
Stab & 1./Bau.Pi.Btl 158
3./Brücken-Bau-Btl 521
Eisenbahn-Bau-Btl 511
2./Festung-Bau-Btl 152

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Thanks hucks216,

its of no surprise to hear there were many more , the islands are still heavily fortified!

cheers

tony

On 14/11/2018 at 17:28, hucks216 said:

Unfortunately, without looking in to the records it won't be possible to determine what unit he belonged to. At one time or another there would of been a few Pionier related units based on Guernsey. Some examples being:

4./Festung-Bau-Btl 157
Stab & 1./Bau.Pi.Btl 158
3./Brücken-Bau-Btl 521
Eisenbahn-Bau-Btl 511
2./Festung-Bau-Btl 152

 

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