Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Lt dR Robert Carstens was KIA 1918:

 

From Hamburger Nachrichten, 16.6.1918

 

 

carstensR.jpg

 

Hptm dR Clausen is Rudolf:

 

Hamburgischer Correspondent und neue hamburgische Börsen-Halle, 5.6.1918

 

 

clausenR.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Posted (edited)

One of the Lt Möllers' first initial is J. (but it is not the Jens we have already, date doesn't fit).

 

(I would guess it is the one from RIR 91.)

 

Hamburgischer Correspondent und neue hamburgische Börsen-Halle, 13.6.1918

 

 

möller.jpg

Edited by webr55
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Posted (edited)

Another one for the submitted list: Olt dR Kurt Schreyer 

 

From Hallische Nachrichten, 18.9.1918

 

 

schreyer.jpg

 

 

One of the Schultzes: Johannes. A rather late one, and should be a reserve officer, so maybe the Olt from FAR 15.

 

From Hallische Nachrichten, 16.12.1918

 

 

schultze.jpg

 

 

Hptm Stegner is Karl.

 

From Hallische Nachrichten, 3.6.1918

 

 

stegner.jpg

 

 

Lt Haase is Walther 

 

From Hallische Nachrichten, 22.6.1918

 

 

haase.jpg

Edited by webr55
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Posted (edited)

Lt Winkler from RIR 36 is Richard:

 

From Hallische Nachrichten, 24.8.1918

 

 

 

 

winkler.jpg

 

 

Olt dR Rühlmann is Wilhelm:

 

From Hallische Nachrichten, 10.10.1918

 

 

rühlmann.jpg

 

Some more info on Oberpostrat Lindow:

 

From Hallische Nachrichten, 28.9.1934

 

 

lindow.jpg

Edited by webr55
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Posted (edited)

 

Some interesting statistics about war decorations of members of the Schutzpolizei Halle. Only one HHOX. 

 

From Hallische Nachrichten, 14.12.1934

 

 

halleschupo.jpg

 

 

This should be Josef Wulf, more info on him. Went back into Luftwaffe as Major (E).

 

From Hallische Nachrichten, 7.11.1936

 

 

wulf.jpg

Edited by webr55
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Posted (edited)

While doing all this research, sometimes you find a gem. Maybe not the holy grail, but a little gem at least.

 

This is from Hallische Zeitung, 15.1.1938, - an article about a regional meeting of HHOX recipients. Even comes with a photo:

 

hhoxhalle1.jpg

 

And what's best: The article includes a list of all living recipients in that region at the time:

 

 

hhoxhalle2.jpg

 

With an addendum a few days later (22.1.):

 

 

 

hhoxhalle3.jpg

Edited by webr55
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Posted (edited)

I checked everyone on the list. 

 

1) One seems to be totally new, at least I couldn't find anyone who fits:

 

- Hptm aD Haucke from Paupitzsch Krs. Delitzsch

 

2) Several new first names / more info: 

 

- Dr. med. Bodo Schmidt, Olt aD, Zahnarzt in Halle (Diss. med. Univ. Halle 1921)

 

- Dr. Ernst Müller, Zahnarzt Eisleben (first name according to Adressbuch Eisleben 1936), Major aD (Diss. med probably Univ. Leipzig 1921)

 

- Friedrich Tromp, Landgerichtsdirektor, Halle, lived 1875-1954, more info here: https://www.catalogus-professorum-halensis.de/trompfriedrich.html 

 

- Major aD Hugo Klemmert, Halle (in Adressbuch Halle)

 

- Hptm Otto Westram, lived in Halle, active Wehrmacht on the Staff of Heeres-Nachrichten-Schule

 

- Hptm dR aD Rudolf Selhausen, Bergw.Direktor, Nietleben

Died 4. Januar (1943) in Berlin-Dahlem: Dipl.-Ing. Rudolf Selhausen, Bergwerksdirektor und Vorstandsmitglied der Braunkohlenwerke Salzdetfurth AG (https://docplayer.org/191521909-Glueckauf-berg-und-huettenmaennische-zeitschrift-zeitschrift-des-vereins-deutscher-bergleute-im-nsbdt-und-folgender-verbaende.html ) 

 

Edited by webr55
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Posted (edited)

3) Some typos/mistakes here:

 

- Olt dR aD Spilling from Halle must be Otto Spilling (full name is in the Adressbuch Halle), so maybe the rank is wrong in our list

- Olt dL aD Winckler seems to be our Lt dL Richard Winkler from RIR 36 

- Heydenreich is probably Heidenreich

- Bonsdorfer might be Lonsdorfer

- Faulbaum should be Faulborn

- K. Leonhardt might be Kurt, Stadtbaudirektor in Halle (as per Adressbuch) 

- Metzke is Fritz Maetzke, KIA as Oberst 1942, his ribbon bar (with other awards) can be seen in this thread here at GMIC:

 

Edited by webr55
Link to comment
Share on other sites

This seems to be a new one: 

 

Lt dL Knaus from Offenburg, should be Eugen Knaus according to Zähringen list

 

From a publication called "Beilage des Alten Offeburger", 29.6.1919

 

 

knaus.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Some statistics for Bad. LeibGrenReg 109 from Badische Presse, 26.2.1927:

 

1 PLM and 11 HHOX awarded: of course, affiliations between RIR/LIR may change, for now we have for LGR 109:

Arnim, Conrad, Ens, Forstner, Hofer, Hollmann, Hornstein, Kuenzer, Laber, Livonius, Neufville, Schumacher

 

If Forstner is counted separately (since he got the PLM), these are indeed 11.

 

 

grenreg109.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I know we had him already here, but here is some more info:

 

 

Georg Krüger-Gühne, died 1944 as OTL aD 

 

In 1914, he was Olt in FAR 31, name still "Krüger". So he might be the Hauptmann Krüger in our list who hasn't got a first name yet. 


Straßburger neueste Nachrichten, 3.8. and 5.8.1944. 

 

krügergühne1.jpg

krügergühne2.jpg

krügergühne3.jpg

Edited by webr55
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Matty had him already, but here is the scan again, I don't find him in our list: Karl Weber from Frankfurt, Lehrer at the Schwanthalerschule.

Very late award, so might not be in the list yet.

 

Frankfurter Nachrichten und Intelligenzblatt, 19.11.1918

 

 

weberk1.jpg

weberk2.jpg

Edited by webr55
Link to comment
Share on other sites

First name: Lt Siegfried Rosenstrauß 

 

Interesting: a Jewish officer. 

 

This is from a publication called "Im deutschen Reich: Zeitschrift des Centralvereins deutscher Staatsbürger jüdischen Glaubens", Heft 9 (September 1918). 

 

 

rosenstrauß.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 4 weeks later...

Ok, for the moment, I believe I'm done with the newspapers that are available digitally. Most areas have now been covered fairly well. 

 

There are some major newspapers that are in the process of being digitized, in particular the "Kölnische Zeitung", which is supposed to be available some time later this year. The "Königsberger Hartungsche Zeitung", a very valuable resource, has, for some reason, only been digitized until Sep 1918, so the very interesting months after that are missing. For the "Tilsiter Allgemeine Zeitung", the entire year 1918 is missing. "Danziger Neueste Nachrichten" is stuck in 1899. 

 

Other than that, what remain as particular blind spots are:

- Berlin: local newspapers, such as the "Lokal-Anzeiger" or the "Morgenpost" - interesting years have not been digitized yet. In particular, the award notices (unlike death notices) for Berlin are currently missing almost entirely, and I haven't figured out yet where exactly those were published. 

- Hannover/Braunschweig: the "Hannoverscher Kurier" is in the process, but currently stuck in 1889, hopefully that will advance soon.

 

So that's where we stand. I actually don't know where 50-60 active (not reserve) officers should come from, since almost all newspapers that I went through turned up less than a handful of new HHOXs, often rather only one or two. Even if those missing newspapers mentioned above contained some more, I don't see how we could arrive at 50-60 new recipients. 

 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Great achievement!!!

Thanks a lot!!!

 

To find the remaining 50 active guys will be a quite hard task.

Maybe the one or other might still turn up when Dave Danner might find some more in one of his projects or if we stumble across an award document.

 

Best,

Daniel

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

Gerlinghaus was promoted to Lt.d.R. (Hagen) in PB 3 on 31.5.1916.

 

I don't know if I have any more new HOH3X-Träger, although I am sure I have additional information on some known ones. I have not been able to keep up with this thread, so some of them you might already have identified.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share


  • Blog Comments

    • Sounds great other than the Orange & Mango squash only because I prefer cran-pomegranate juice.
    • "(...) disgusting herbal concoction (...)" I took note of this description, to enrich my otherwise limited, English "Wortschatz"...
    • At work the standard indian tea such as PG tips is referred to as chimp tea. This goes back to the days when we had a Spanish girl working for us whose command of the English language was extremely limited. One lunch she said she was going to the shop could she get anything. I asked if she could get a pack of tea bags. She returned with some disgusting herbal concoction. I tried to explain what was required but without success. I then remembered PG tips had a picture of a chimpanzee on the packe
    • When I read Lapsang Souchong i decided to post something about these Tea . Many years ago I dont  know about Lapsang until I read James Michener book Centennial and the description of the savour of the Lapasang as a mix of tar and salt & smoked made me proof . It was exact ! and i liked it since then .
    • I have been known to drink Lapsang Souchong and Tea, Earl Grey, Hot... both "without pollutants". I normally have one mug of coffee in the morning, then spend the rest of the day drinking Orange & Mango squash (by the pint). Then evening comes and it's a pint, followed by red wine with dinner and sometimes a drop of Laphroaig afterwards.
×
×
  • Create New...