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I'd take the M.K. to be Munitions Kolonne, but can't get anything out of the first initial.

Hi,

Munitions Kolonne are also not part of the Regiments order of battle. All at this stage were centrally numbered (with nothing to do with the regts) and the awards would have been at Korps level.

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Chris

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Hi:

The plot thickens?

A quick review of the regimental history of the Fus.Rgt.73 resulted in the apparent existence of the regimental "Nachrichten Mittel Abteilung".

Also scrutiny of the British "Handbook of the German Army 1918" showed that regiments formed unauthorized " Nachrichten Mittel Abteilungen" personnel for them were drawn from the regimental components. This approach caused a reduction of fighting strength. ( because of the nature of these unauthorized units it seems plausible to me that in the absence of official terms "...abteilung " and ...kompanie" are used interchangeably) Later on regular "Truppen-Nachrichtenabteilungen" were then formed with a strength of 1 officer and from 130 - 150 men, organized in telephone and lamp signaling sections. These Abteilungen were subordinated to the division in technical matters.

However I am receptive to any other explanation of the meaning "N.M.K."

Bernhard H. Holst

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Hi:

review of the regimental history of the 2.Hannoversches Inf.Rgt. Nr.77 shows the formation of a Nachrichten Mittel Abteilung with date of Dec.1916. The wording seems to indicate that this was done to improve the signals situation by concentrating all signals element within the regiment into the Abteilung under command of the Regt.Nachrichten Offizier.

Bernhard H. Holst

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Hi Chris, the first letter of the Abbreviation is definitely not a "u" since a S?tterlin "u" always has a line over:

It could either be an "e" or more likley a "n".

Signal units were on Regiment levels always in -Abteilungen or -Trupps.

Here is the breakdown of Reserve-Infanterie-Regiment-93

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The Ersatz-Bataillon RIR93 consisted of ten coys

Nachrichten-Abteilungen were numbered 1,2 or 3 and not organized in Kompanien.

Interesting is that, on top of the Machine-Gun company in each the three battalions, there was a regimental machine gun company (M.G.-Kompagnie des Rgts.).

Could it be a badly written small r, making it r.M.K. regiments Maschinengewehr-Kompagnie or regiments Minenwerfer-Kompagnie?

Regards, Hardy

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