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Major Simon & Oberleutnant Dauter, Infanterie Reg Nr. 399 or 375


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Dauter is probably the Lt.d.R. Dauter from the reserve of IR 14, who was promoted to OLt.d.R. on 14 October 1915 while serving in IR 357. IR 375 was not at Verdun; it was on the Eastern Front in 1916. Also, IR 357 is connected to IR 399, as a bataillon from IR 357 was transferred to IR 399 when that regiment was formed in September 1916.

According to the 1911 ranklist for reserve/Landwehr officers, Dauter was a Landwirt in Haseleu, Kreis Regenwalde. The 1914 Güter-Adreßbuch für die Provinz Pommern gives his first name as Johannes, and shows him as the administrator of Gut Haseleu on behalf of the Gutsbesitzer, Oberstlt.z.D. Wilhelm v. Alten. In the Prussian Verlustliste of 30 January 1915, we find a Lt.d.R. Hans Dauter, born in Münsterwalde, Marienwerder, lightly wounded with 4./Brig.Ers.Btl. 8.  BrigEB 8 later became III./IR 357, so Johannes (Hans) Dauter seems to be your guy.

Simon is too common a name. I can't connect any of the various Simons to IR 357 or IR 399 or the units which formed these regiments. 

 

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2 hours ago, Dave Danner said:

Dauter is probably the Lt.d.R. Dauter from the reserve of IR 14, who was promoted to OLt.d.R. on 14 October 1915 while serving in IR 357. IR 375 was not at Verdun; it was on the Eastern Front in 1916. Also, IR 357 is connected to IR 399, as a bataillon from IR 357 was transferred to IR 399 when that regiment was formed in September 1916.

According to the 1911 ranklist for reserve/Landwehr officers, Dauter was a Landwirt in Haseleu, Kreis Regenwalde. The 1914 Güter-Adreßbuch für die Provinz Pommern gives his first name as Johannes, and shows him as the administrator of Gut Haseleu on behalf of the Gutsbesitzer, Oberstlt.z.D. Wilhelm v. Alten. In the Prussian Verlustliste of 30 January 1915, we find a Lt.d.R. Hans Dauter, born in Münsterwalde, Marienwerder, lightly wounded with 4./Brig.Ers.Btl. 8.  BrigEB 8 later became III./IR 357, so Johannes (Hans) Dauter seems to be your guy.

Simon is too common a name. I can't connect any of the various Simons to IR 357 or IR 399 or the units which formed these regiments. 

 

That is most certainly the man! Awesome work and thank you!

Regarding IR 357, the III Btn which was rolled into the 399th did serve at Verdun. They went in, in late 1916, as part of the Gard Ersatz Division. Simon would have been Dauter's Battalion Commander, if that helps any with identifying him. Dauter commanded the 11th Company of the 399th (previously the 357th). 

Also, regarding Simon, he is said to have received a "Hohenzollern Order" at some point after Verdun.

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Formationsgeschichte

Feldzüge, Gefechte usw. [4]

1916

  • 21.02.1916 - 22.07.1916: Kämpfe zwischen Maas und Mosel
  • 23.07.1916 - 21.08.1916: Schlacht bei Verdun
  • 23.07.1916 - 21.08.1916: Kämpfe im Chapitre-Wald
  • 26.08.1916 - 04.11.1916: Stellungskämpfe zwischen Maas und Mosel
  • 01.09.1916 - 04.11.1916: Kämpfe bei Flirey
  • 05.11.1916 - 15.12.1916: Reserve der O.H.L.
  • 16.12.1916 - 14.01.1917: Stellungskämpfe vor Verdun

von:

http://wiki-de.genealogy.net/IR_399

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