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Born in 1856 so no 1870 for him....

Anecdote...

But it is still far from late. It is only nine o'clock and the

Duke's hospitality will not be denied. So we went to the

Europ?ischer Hof, where the Duke ordered a sumptuous cham-

pagne supper. There we stayed for several hours talking of

the wonderful things we had seen together during the last few

days, commonplace enough for him who is a soldier, but the

more exciting and unforgettable to me.

The witching hour of midnight had already struck when

we quite suddenly caught sight of the Deputy-Governor of

Metz, General von Pelkmann of the Artillery, a little man with

a grey moustache, very eccentric, with very decided views on

life, on the universe, and on the whole creation generally. In

his company was Baron von Tauchnitz. That the latter was

" Kommandeur der Kraftfahriruppen des Armeeober kommando

Falkenhausen " was not to be wondered at, for he was no

less a person than the nephew of the head of the great publish-

ing firm known throughout the Continent by its " Collection

of British Authors, Tauchnitz Edition." This chance acquaint-

ance, in itself very agreeable, had the result that I could not

resist the temptation to accompany Baron Tauchnitz on the

following morning to Blamont, where a fight was to take place

and where a French position was to be stormed.

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Born in 1856 so no 1870 for him....

Anecdote...

But it is still far from late. It is only nine o'clock and the

Duke's hospitality will not be denied. So we went to the

Europ?ischer Hof, where the Duke ordered a sumptuous cham-

pagne supper. There we stayed for several hours talking of

the wonderful things we had seen together during the last few

days, commonplace enough for him who is a soldier, but the

more exciting and unforgettable to me.

The witching hour of midnight had already struck when

we quite suddenly caught sight of the Deputy-Governor of

Metz, General von Pelkmann of the Artillery, a little man with

a grey moustache, very eccentric, with very decided views on

life, on the universe, and on the whole creation generally. In

his company was Baron von Tauchnitz. That the latter was

" Kommandeur der Kraftfahriruppen des Armeeober kommando

Falkenhausen " was not to be wondered at, for he was no

less a person than the nephew of the head of the great publish-

ing firm known throughout the Continent by its " Collection

of British Authors, Tauchnitz Edition." This chance acquaint-

ance, in itself very agreeable, had the result that I could not

resist the temptation to accompany Baron Tauchnitz on the

following morning to Blamont, where a fight was to take place

and where a French position was to be stormed.

Chris,

His pre-war career. Not sure of his dates as Gouv. of Metz during the war.

Walter Pelkmann (1859-1919)

xx.xx.xx-xx.xx.xx Gouv. v. Metz

01.04.13 mit Pension zur Disposition gestellt

19.12.11-01.04.13 Insp. d. 1. Fu?art. Insp. (Berlin)

14.04.07-19.12.11 Kom. d. 3. Fu?art. Brig. (Metz)

22.03.02-14.04.07 Chef d. St. d. Gen. Insp. d. Fu?art. (Berlin),

U.d. Fu?art. R. 11

18.08.00-22.03.02 Kom. d. Fu?art. R. 11 (Thorn)

18.03.99-18.08.00 1. Art. Offiz. v. Platz in Stra?burg

17.04.97-18.03.99 Kom. d. Fu?art. Batl. 14 (Ulm)

19.12.93-17.04.97 in Fu?art. Abtl. (A5) im Kr. Min.

25.03.93-19.12.93 Adj. d. Dir. d. Allg. Kr. Deptmt., k.z. Dienstl.

b. Fu?art. Abtl. im Kr. Min., ? l.s. Fu?art. R. 2

14.02.91-25.03.93 Chef 5./Fu?art. R. 2 (Danzig)

1888-14.02.91 Adj. d. 2. Fu?art. Insp. (Berlin), ? l.s.

Fu?art. R. 1

1885-1887 Adj. d. Fu?art. R. 2 (Swinem?nde)

1884 ?berzahliger Oberlt. b. Fu?art. Batl. 9

(Bremerhaven)

1881-1883 Adj. I./Fu?art. R. 2 (Swinem?nde)

1879-1880 k.z. Art. u. Ing. Sch. v. Fu?art. R. 2

1878 in 1./Fu?art. R. 2 (Swinem?nde)

Gen.Lt. 10-09-10 -

Gen.Maj. 18-05-07 A

Oberst 22-03-03 Bb

Oberstlt. 15-12-00 E

Major 24-07-94 O

Hptm. 13-11-88

Oblt. 13-12-83

Leutn. 12-02-76

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Here is a Bekanntmachung from the Military Governer, signed for him ba Pelkmann, basically saying, all signs and company correspondance must be in German, all french must dissapear and if this is not done people may be taken to court and shops not following the orders in time will be forbidden to soldiers....

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Andreas,

 

I do not have a place of birth at this time. However, he actually entered Fußartillerie-Regiment Nr. 2 as an "Avantegeur" (Fahnenjunker) in October 1874. He was initially promoted to the rank of Unteroffizier and subsequently to Portepee-Fähnrich on 15 May 1875. He was not a former cadet.

 

Regards

Glenn

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