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    Marine-Stabzahlmeisters Charles Thibaut

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    Hello all;

    I have the paybook and a photo of navy officer Charles Thibaut, but I would like to confirm his pre-war and post-war activity.

    Does anyone find him the Rank lists? Any awards or medals?

    I know he was in China serving on the SMS Jaguar when he was captured by the Japanese.

    Thank you in advance.


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    Hi Claudius, here some informations:


    Best regards,


    Thibaut, Charles

    born: 16. Aug. 1881

    01.Oct.1900 to the navy,

    26.Oct.1912 Marine-Oberzahlmeister

    Aug.1914 Kanonenboot "Jaguar"

    Nov.1914 prison camp "Kurume" (Prisoner-No. 3750)

    Hometown: Kiel/Schleswig-Holstein, also Frankfurt an der Oder/Brandenburg

    Release: Dec. 1919

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    Guest Rick Research

    Marine-Zahlmeister 18.4.08

    Marine-Stabszahlmeister 22.4.20

    He remained on active dury in the Reichsmarine as a paymaster until 31.10.28 so his awards are listed =

    EK2, Colonial Badge ("Elephant Order") and Prussian/Reichs XXV Years Service Cross.

    1924 paymaster of the Schiffsartillerie Schule

    1926 kommandiert z Reichswehr Ministerium.

    On 31.10.28 he transferred from the paymaster corps to being a naval Beamter with the Marineleitung.

    In 1936 he was an Amtsrat on the staff of OKM Marineabwehrabteilung (A V).

    So he was :unsure: a spy paymaster. :rolleyes::catjava:

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    I lose him after the above, because the Kriegsmarine Ranglisten dropped Beamten entirely by 1938. He's not listed in Lohmann-Hildebrand, and was never a member of the Marine Offiziere Verband/Marine Offiziere Hilfe e.V.

    You should be able to track him for a few more years in the Berlin city directories online, which continue to 1943-- IF he stayed with the OKM there. That will at least confirm he was still alive until then.


    I just went and looked in the final issue-- and here he is in 1943, reverted to a MILITARY rank as Fregattenkapit?n (V), living at (Neville? :rolleyes::speechless1: ) Chamberlainstra?e 39 in Zehlendorf:

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    • 2 months later...

    Hmmm... (Neville) ChamberlainStrasse :lol: in Zehlendorf At Number 39.

    Just a little follow up...Zehlendorf is in the Southwest corner of Berlin. The strasse was changed to "Chamberlainstrasse" on November 4th, 1935. When the area came under new management :D It was changed again on July 31, 1947 to "Niklasstrasse" and remains that way today.

    Apparently, where Mr. Thibaut lived in #39 is now the home to an environmentally-conscience cooking club called "Kochgruppe Kurschkern"

    Up the block at Niklasstrasse 19 is the Sri Lanke Embassy.

    I did have one question although...I don't understand this part...

    Why do you think he was a paymaster for Spies?

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