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Got this picture of E*** like it cos it shows the machine gunners badge and has a name attached Leo(?) Kaczmarek- did a check on Volksbund.de and found no casualties in WW1 by this name. I did find a Wachmeister KIA in 1945 born 1894-do you think it could be him?-how common is the name?



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Hello Perce,

The Volksbund is very hit and miss and they appear to be more concerned with the 2nd World War rather than the Great War.

The German online telephone directory has 1682 Kaczmarek listed, so not ultra common but not rare either. Sounds a bit Eastern German/Polish to me but I'm no authority on German names.


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