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EKII to a Wehrmann 3 Bay. Ers. Inf. Regt.

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I've been going through some of my collection and have things I no longer know why or where I bought them.

Today I found an EKII certificate, nothing special, just a standard vorlaeufiger ausweis but I was wondering if anyone might know where the following unit may have been in 1917.

2 battalion, 3 Bavarian Ersatz Inf. Regt.

The certificate is dated 24/9/17

Was there a standard length of time between being recommended for the iron cross and receipt of a certificate?



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1917, part of the 9th Bavarian Res Div. sent to the Somme to reinforce the Saillisel and Transloy sectors in Jan 1917. It was sent back in Feb and returned to the Ville au Bois sector where it opened an offensive against the French in April and then to Lorraine from May to Aug.

Aug it was in Flanders and then on to Ypres, then off back to Flanders to Ostend in Oct and Nov for rest.

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Thanks for the quick reply.

I've spent a lot of time walking around Sailly Saillisel (where I found many interesting bits and bobs in the fields) and Ypres.

I wonder if the EK was awarded for an action during 3rd Ypres or Lorraine? I don't suppose I'll ever know.

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