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Lt dR Robert Carstens was KIA 1918:


From Hamburger Nachrichten, 16.6.1918





Hptm dR Clausen is Rudolf:


Hamburgischer Correspondent und neue hamburgische Börsen-Halle, 5.6.1918




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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




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Another one for the submitted list: Olt dR Kurt Schreyer 


From Hallische Nachrichten, 18.9.1918






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






Hptm Stegner is Karl.


From Hallische Nachrichten, 3.6.1918






Lt Haase is Walther 


From Hallische Nachrichten, 22.6.1918




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Lt Winkler from RIR 36 is Richard:


From Hallische Nachrichten, 24.8.1918








Olt dR Rühlmann is Wilhelm:


From Hallische Nachrichten, 10.10.1918





Some more info on Oberpostrat Lindow:


From Hallische Nachrichten, 28.9.1934




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


From Hallische Nachrichten, 14.12.1934






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


From Hallische Nachrichten, 7.11.1936




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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:




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





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





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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 ) 


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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:


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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




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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.




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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. 





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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





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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). 




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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. 



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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.




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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.

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