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Dear people,

I was wondering if you could assist me in reading the back of the attached photograph please?
I am trying to find out who the gentleman is with the Pour_le_Mérite around his neck, I found a site with multiple lists of recipients but cant pinpoint any one.

much appreciated





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Hello Andi.

It reads:

Laily den 14.8.1917.

Gefechtsstand der 81.Infantr.Brigade vor der Wohnung des Oberstleutnants.

Mit vielen Gruessen

Dein treuer ???

Bernhard H. Holst

BTW: saw a snippet on TV about ANZAC Day ceremonies in your country. Quite moving.


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Lieber Berhard, Ich bedanke mich, 

Kann davon ausgehen das mein urgrosswater dann beim 81. dabei war?

Ausserdem weist wer der mann sein kann? Ich fand dies http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georg_Sick

Anzac day ist schon toll, bloss in den letzten jahren wird es immer mehr wie Disney Land Parade. Als ich vor 25 Jahren  es zum ersten mal sah fand ich es würdiger.





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Oberst Georg Sick gefunden
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Hello Andi.

Cannot read everything but here is what I can:

Mooslette den 6.11.1916

Meinem lieben Frauchen und Soehnchen.

Ich bin der aelteste auf diesem Bild (?) und sehe am juengsten aus nicht war liebe (???) ?

Bin drei Jahre aelter (???) die beiden, die sind noch aktiv.

Mit besten Gruessen unserm gutes lieben Muetterchen


Bernhard H. Holst

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