Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Can anyone tell me what position was held by Major Kurt Kaspar Adolf Gudewill, of Feld-Artillerie Regiment 9; KIA in Belgium on 22.08.1914 near Tirlemont?

Rang-Liste info? Anything?

Rick,

In the 1914 Rangliste there is a Major Gudewill, no first or middle names, listed. If I'm reading it correctly, and I may be wrong, he was the commander of the 1st Battalion. There are three majors listed and out beside their names and dates of rank is St. (Staff?), II, and I. Gudewill has the I by his name. He also had the Red Eagle Order 4th Class and the Dienstauszeichnumgskreuz.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

According to the Ehrenmal des preußischen Offizier-Korps, Major Kurt Gudewill was still serving with Feldartillerie-Regiment Nr. 9 at the time of his death on 22 August 1914 at Tirlemont. He was wounded on 18 August and died four days later. As he was not the commander of the regiment, I assume he was still commanding the II. Abteilung of the regiment.

Mike

Major Rudolf Rogge was commanding I./FAR 9 and Major Kurt Gudewill was commanding II./FAR 9. Major Erich Opitz was the senior Major or second in command denoted by the St (Stab).

Regards

Glenn

Link to comment
Share on other sites

According to the Ehrenmal des preußischen Offizier-Korps, Major Kurt Gudewill was still serving with Feldartillerie-Regiment Nr. 9 at the time of his death on 22 August 1914 at Tirlemont. He was wounded on 18 August and died four days later. As he was not the commander of the regiment, I assume he was still commanding the II. Abteilung of the regiment.

Mike

Major Rudolf Rogge was commanding I./FAR 9 and Major Kurt Gudewill was commanding II./FAR 9. Major Erich Opitz was the senior Major or second in command denoted by the St (Stab).

Regards

Glenn

Thanks gentlemen for the info. FAR 9 saw some serious action that first month of the war. I think Maj Opitz is KIA later in the war.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

According to the Ehrenmal des preußischen Offizier-Korps, Major Kurt Gudewill was still serving with Feldartillerie-Regiment Nr. 9 at the time of his death on 22 August 1914 at Tirlemont. He was wounded on 18 August and died four days later. As he was not the commander of the regiment, I assume he was still commanding the II. Abteilung of the regiment.

Mike

Major Rudolf Rogge was commanding I./FAR 9 and Major Kurt Gudewill was commanding II./FAR 9. Major Erich Opitz was the senior Major or second in command denoted by the St (Stab).

Regards

Glenn

Glenn,

Thanks for the clarification. I wasn't thinking Abteilung but Battalion. I'm guessing artillery had Abteilungs instead? I made a guess that was what the I, II and St. stood for by the names, basically because all of the Hauptmann's listed had St., 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 beside their names and I was guessing that was battery/company or whatever they used in the artillery.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 3 months later...

Pages 26/27 describing the events surrounding his death:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/39766556@N07/5838103615/in/photostream

close up of the photo and caption; it states that he died Aug. 20 as a result of wounds received Aug. 18

Major Gudewill - Feld.Art.Rgt. Nr. 9

Can anyone tell me what position was held by Major Kurt Kaspar Adolf Gudewill, of Feld-Artillerie Regiment 9; KIA in Belgium on 22.08.1914 near Tirlemont?

Rang-Liste info? Anything?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...