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Leutnant Heinrich Wolfgang von Abendroth, born 1883

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Dear forumites,

My latest purchase... a lovely photograph of Leutnant Heinrich Wolfgang von Abendroth, text on the reverse:

Heinrich von Abendroth – erlitt den Heldentod in Süd- Westafrika am 4. Juni 1906”

(Leutnant Heinrich Wolfgang von Abendroth, geb. 1883, fiel am 04.06.1906 beim Sturm auf Sperlingspütz / DSW / Namibia)

Anyone could give me more details on von Abendroth "brief" career or deeds?

Thank you in advance for all your comments and inputs!



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Lebensdaten der auf dem Ehrenfelde D.-Südwestafrikas gebliebenen Offiziere : 1904 - 1907; zum Gedenkblatt


Well, well... I am suspicious that after all he didn't die during the attack in Sperlingspütz: so heroic his death might not have been... in fact most of the German soldiers in the colonies died from sickness rather than in combat.



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I have the following infos (DKB 1905):

Am 24. Februar aus dem Heer ausgeschieden und mit dem 25. Februar 1905 in der Schutztruppe angestellt:

nach erfolgtem Ausscheiden aus der Königlich Sächsischen Armee: die Königlich Sächsischen Leutnants:

v. Abendroth im 1. (Leib) Grenadier Regiment Nr. 100, als Leutnant, [...] mit Patent vom 23. August 1902;

and the battle report of vAbendroth last battle (Deutsche Reiter in Südwest).

Best wishes


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