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Unidentified WW1 Kaiserlich Deutsches Heer Signatures

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101 Oberstleutnant Ulfert

102 Oberst Bürkner, Hauptmann Gürtler, Hauptmann ?

103 Hauptmann Sluyter, Oberstleutnant ?

104 Hauptmann Ritter, ?

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IR150 and 2 from 155

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This would appear to be Hptm.d.L. Paul Roepke.

IR157 and 158

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Maximilian Boettcher, killed in action 29.3.1918.

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Post 108: Usener

Post 109: von Pfeil

Post 111: Scheibengruber

Post 112: Modrow

Post 113: Brinck

Post 114: von Hornhardt

Post 115: Doerstling

without guarantee

Uwe

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Some additional information:
Post 107
Forstner, Viktor Alexander Max Fritz Lorenz Freiherr von
10.8.1864-24.8.1939
in 1914 Kdr. III./IR 162
Kdr. IR 164 (1916-17)
Kdr. IR 84 (1918)
Oberst a.D.
Post 108
Usener, Berthold
6.9.1879-22.11.1921
Kaufmann in Berlin
in 1914 Lt.d.R. (III Berlin) d. IR 165
12.10.14 OLt.d.R.
24.1.16 Hptm.d.R.
HOH3X, BMV4X
Post 109
Pfeil, Maximilian von
2.3.1864-13.10.1942
Kdr. RIR 116 (1914-?)
Kdr. IR 168 (?-1916)
Kdr. 176.IB (1916-19)
Kdr. 55.IB (1919)
Kdr. RwBrig 19 (1919)
Bfh.d.Inf., RwBrig 7 (1919)
Bfh.d.Inf., RwBrig 16 (5.-9.1920)
Generalmajor a.D.
Post 110
Maybe Hptm. Engel from IR 170. He was still a Hauptmann in 1919, so I suspect he may have been taken prisoner. I believe his first name was Ernst.
Post 111
Scheibengraber, not Scheibengruber
Dr.jur. Eugen Scheibengraber, Assessor in Frankfurt a.M.
11.1.1885-12.6.1918
18.10.14 Lt.d.R. (I Frankfurt am Main) d. IR 171
gefallen bei Corcy als Fhr., 3./IR 171
Post 112
Modrow, Bruno
20.10.1861-29.8.1923
1914 Kdr. JB 1
Kdr. RIR 59 (8.1914-?)
Kdr. 67.IB (1917-18), which included IR 173 in 1918
Generalmajor a.D.
Post 113
Brinck, Franz
16.5.1863-12.12.1931
1914 Kdr. II./IR 42
Kdr. I./RIR 2 (8.14-?)
Kdr. IR 175 (1915-18)
Fhr. 241.RIB (1915)
Generalmajor a.D.
Post 114
Hornhardt, Albrecht August Heinrich Alexander von
10.7.1866-?
1914 Kdr. II./GR 5, schwer verwundet 26.8.14
Kdr. IR 176 (1915-16)
Kdr. IR 389 (1916-?)
Kdr. e. LIRs (um 1918)
Kdr. 2.LIB (1918-19)
Kdr. 10.RIB (1918)
Generalmajor a.D.
Post 115
Doerstling, Egon
28.1.1890-9.11.1965
General der Flieger in der Luftwaffe, was in IR 177 until going to aviation in April 1916.
Post 116
There were a bunch of Saxon Lts.d.R. Glaß or Glass.
Post 117
Illegible. You'd probably need a regimental history. It was a Saxon regiment, so the wartime Kriegsranglisten are probably in the archives in Dresden.
Best regards,
Dave

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IR 143 and 145

Hi Chris,

from the IR 145 it is Friedrich Franz v. Huth.

Please can you show me the complete document!?

Thanks & best regards,

Jens

Edited by KIR

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