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    Pen and Ink grave, Böttcher who is he?

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    I would say quite likely Bernhard Böttcher, Leutnant der Landwehr, mortally wounded "by accident", 5th company Garde-Füsilier-Regiment, Verlustliste 631 of 12.8.1915. It would fit the caption of your image "II. B. (= 2nd Batallion) G. F. R." nicely - compare also the Gardestern on the Pickelhaube Eagle atop the grave cross. Cheers

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    Thanks @Glenn J A life-story standing for so many of his generation. Humble background, from the Mark, the core of Prussia, small Unteroffizier-military career, civilian Beamter, war + "road to glory" and finally a premature death somewhere in Galicia, not during a great attack with a flag in his hands but by the way, very likely "unexpected". To complete it: here you can find the regimental history. "All quiet on the eastern front" when he met his fate...



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