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Hello!

I showed the photo of Rommel already earlier.

Now I recieved a similar photo, which shows the same unit a few minutes before of after the other one.

In the bright photo we see Lt. Rommel as company leader of Inf.Rgt.124.

The higher officers probably are:

Franz Graf v. Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth (Div.Kdr. 27.Inf.Div. since 2.8.14)

v. Watter (since 15.3.15 kom.Gen. XIII.AK)

Oberst v. Haas (Rgt.Kdr.  22.4.14-27.12.14 and 6.4.15-21.4.16)

So, the photo might have been taken since March 9, 1915.

Can you confirm the date and the officers? The unit used to be in the Argonnes in that period.

Thanks a lot!

Inf_Rgt._124_(Vorbeimarsch).jpg

Inf_Rgt._124_(Vorbeimarsch,_Rommel).jpg

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Fantastic photo! I can bite myself in the ass, I saw it, liked it, and forgot it... I did not know the Rommel connection at the time!

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Thanks, Chris!

Well, I bought the Rommel photo a few years ago, the other one came this week...

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von Watter, Haas and Pfeil are the correct persons. I agree.

A nice photo, perfect to stay in Germany . hehe...

 I have a bigger Nachlass of a member of the IR 124. Rommels first regiment.

They fought in the Argonnen.

 

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Hi ixhs!

Thanks a lot!

But I have a problem with the date.

Franz Graf v. Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth (Div.Kdr. 27.Inf.Div. since 2.8.14) - he is ok, he fits!

v. Watter (since 15.3.15 kom.Gen. XIII.AK)

Oberst v. Haas (Rgt.Kdr.  22.4.14-27.12.14 and 6.4.15-21.4.16) He had a break between end of december and april 15, but the regimental history told, that he lead an attack at de. 31! well - I assume he fits too

But v. Watter! That is him, of course! But:

02.08.1914 39. Infanterie-Division  =  7. Armee    
31.08.1914 XIV. Armeekorps  (replaced Ernst Frh von Hoiningen-Huene)
09.03.1915 XIII. (Königlich Württembergisches) Armeekorps  (replaced Max von Fabeck)

IR124 belonged to XVI.AK (Argonnenkorps)

What did he do there at that time? Because of the snow it must be winter 14/15

Rommel left the legiment in october 15

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