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Just discovered this nice topic regarding Sturm-Bataillon....

I also have to contribute something from my collection, directly received from the descendants of

Fritz Kleineges, Wachtmeister at Sturmbat. No.5 (Rohr) / Haubitzen-Batterie

- award document for Lippe-Detmold cross for heroic deeds (received on 11th June 1918)
- the rest of his awards (IC1, black wound-badge, Feldehrenzeichen)

Regards
Roman

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Great find, Roman!

Again another one, who is not listed in the casualty lists...

Klasse Urkunde! Gefällt mir super!!!!

Here three fellows from Sturmbataillon 10 (photo taken in Wilna)

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Nice pic, Chris! Did you also buy the rest? At ebay, a seller had a complete album of that unit

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Hi. I picked up 2 pics on ebay, then he offered me this by mail... nothing really sexy, but better than nothing... I did not see the album unfortunately

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Not exactly Sturmbataillon but I hope you excuse - this was always a bit of a mistery to me as this postcard was written by the man with the + over him - a Fahrer (driver) in FAR 74. How can we interprete this? Was he commanded to take part in some action with the divisional unit? And what does the date mean? I could not find any relevant action on it - a training course? Happy to hear from you!

Cheers

ArHo

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Hello ArHo!

Well, FAR74 was part of 8th Inf.Div.

June 12, 1917 they held the sector north-east of Loos. No particular battles, but heavy losses by British attacks.

FAR79 was located near Lens. The regimental history mentioned nothing according to a Sturmtrupp.

In the back left I see an infantry man with a monogram upon the shoulder straps. Infantry of 8th.ID were: 72, 93 and 153. 93 and 153 had monograms.

The regimental histories of 93 and 153 doesn´t mention anything for that date. There were several reccon patrols of the division in summer 1917, but nothing special mentioned for that date.

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On 04/01/2020 at 05:48, The Prussian said:

Hello ArHo!

Well, FAR74 was part of 8th Inf.Div.

June 12, 1917 they held the sector north-east of Loos. No particular battles, but heavy losses by British attacks.

FAR79 was located near Lens. The regimental history mentioned nothing according to a Sturmtrupp.

In the back left I see an infantry man with a monogram upon the shoulder straps. Infantry of 8th.ID were: 72, 93 and 153. 93 and 153 had monograms.

The regimental histories of 93 and 153 doesn´t mention anything for that date. There were several reccon patrols of the division in summer 1917, but nothing special mentioned for that date.

Thanks Prussian - well that was what I expected, no specific action. Well perhaps someday somewhere I will find more :-)

By the way - just today there is a nice Rohr Minenwerfer Postcard on german Ebay:

https://www.ebay.de/itm/352918737559

Cheers

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Oh, that wasn´t a good idea... Showing ebay articles like this in forums will force-up the price...

A good idea, if you are the seller...😁

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17 hours ago, The Prussian said:

Oh, that wasn´t a good idea... Showing ebay articles like this in forums will force-up the price...

A good idea, if you are the seller...😁

...which I am not, of course 😉 Just thought it would be nice to know for you here... But I get your point!

Viele Grüße

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