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MG08 shield marked Sturm Batl 4. 2nd M.G.K. Regensburg and taken at their training area at Oudenaarde in August 1917. I'm only showing that STB4 had 1 MGK so is this perhaps just a MGK that took their training course?

 

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Grave of Karl Jasper of the 2nd Kompanie of Sturm-Bataillon Nr.1

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On 04/04/2021 at 00:59, motojosh said:

MG08 shield marked Sturm Batl 4. 2nd M.G.K. Regensburg and taken at their training area at Oudenaarde in August 1917. I'm only showing that STB4 had 1 MGK so is this perhaps just a MGK that took their training course?

 

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Grave of Karl Jasper of the 2nd Kompanie of Sturm-Bataillon Nr.1

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Musketier ... a  old fashioned word going back to the XVIII Century

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Hello!

That´s strange...

As you wrote, the Sturmbataillon 4 only had one MGK (their Ersatz came from 4.Ers.MGK of Garde-Korps)

So what was the 2.MGK Regensburg? Does Regensburg mean the town or is it the name of their leader?

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On 22/08/2021 at 21:50, The Prussian said:

Hello!

That´s strange...

As you wrote, the Sturmbataillon 4 only had one MGK (their Ersatz came from 4.Ers.MGK of Garde-Korps)

So what was the 2.MGK Regensburg? Does Regensburg mean the town or is it the name of their leader?

I'm thinking it's the town Regensburg since there looks to be some Bavarians in the photo.

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Hello!

Yes, and that makes me wonder...

Sturmbataillon 4 was not a bavarian unit.  The Ersatz for the one (!) MG-company came from 4th Ersatz-MG-company of the guard-corps!

Here I´ve got a postcard with a stamp from that Sturmbataillon.

The fieldpost number is 249. That was located in Audenaarde too.

So I think you were right, that we see a bavarian MGK in training with the SB4.

 

 

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On 29/08/2021 at 19:27, The Prussian said:

Hello!

Yes, and that makes me wonder...

Sturmbataillon 4 was not a bavarian unit.  The Ersatz for the one (!) MG-company came from 4th Ersatz-MG-company of the guard-corps!

Here I´ve got a postcard with a stamp from that Sturmbataillon.

The fieldpost number is 249. That was located in Audenaarde too.

So I think you were right, that we see a bavarian MGK in training with the SB4.

 

 

 

 

Very nice postcard Andy and thanks for the help solving the mystery.

 

Sterbebild for Unteroffizier Franz Reichwein of Sturm-Bataillon Nr. 1.  In the morning of Easter Monday, April 9, 1917, after fighting on the Somme, fatally wounded by a bullet in the chest and died at the field hospital at Cambrai.

 

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Picked up this interesting postcard recently. With the leather knee patches, crossed grenades, and skull on the sign I believe these may be Bavarians of Sturm-Bataillon Nr. 6. This is the first time I've ever seen a non flying unit referred to as a Jagdstaffel.

 

 

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1 hour ago, motojosh said:

Sterbebild for Unteroffizier Franz Reichwein of Sturm-Bataillon Nr. 1.  In the morning of Easter Monday, April 9, 1917

First mentioned in the VL as severely wounded on 5th May 1917, then, on 3rd July 1917 as KIA.

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