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    Somme 100 years ago

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    Ruhet in Frieden RIP.

    In Erinnerung an

    Krgfw. /Musketier Georg Utz , RIR 121 - my great grandfathers brother

    Died on 1st of July 1916 by an MG bullet (head shot) at Beaumont / Somme

    Hope you died fast.

    Buried in a mass grave at the frontline.

    I still have some things and photos of him.


    His best friend survived the war, he served in Pionierregiment 13 Ulm (Minenwerfer)




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    Remembering L/Cpl  2283  Albert Thomas  Weston (seated right) DCM,1/6  Battalion  North  Staffordshire  Regiment (Tamworth  Territorials). KIA 1st  July  1916  at  Gommecourt .

    Remembered on  the  Thiepval  memorial  to  the  missing.

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    The person on the right is Georg Utz.

    The peoples of his village said, that he must have been a good harp player.

    My father still has his harp standing in his house.

    The other two persons are friends of him.

    If i am right, the person in the middle is his best friend, who survived the war.

    The person on the left wears the IC ribbon and it seems, that he was Unteroffzier.

    I bought him some flowers for the graves of the "Unbekannter Soldat".


    Wuerttemberg had only good divisions... (Ludendorff).

    Furchtlos und Treu!

    Damn war, may be he shot your brothers and they shot him..

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    Just got back from the National Commemorative Event to mark the Centenary of the Battle of the Somme. Held at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission's Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme.

    A very moving return to the battlefield in a spirit of reconciliation and respect. Their sacrifice and suffering will never be forgotten. - words from Prince Charles.


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