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Thought I'd share some of the more interesting EK documents in my collection.


I'll start with one of my favorites which is this Vorläufiger Ausweis (preliminary identification certificate) to Grenadier Wilhelm Graf of the 1st Kompanie of Sturmbataillon 16.


Next is this Besitzzeugniz (authorization certificate) & EKII to Schützen Josef Karl of the Bavarian Maschinengewehr-Scharfschützen-Abteilung Nr. 1. He was authorized to wear his EKII on March 25, 1917 and the document was signed in the field April 19, 1917.



Vorläufiger Ausweis (preliminary identification certificate) & EKII to Jäger Willi Beeck of the 2nd Radfahrer-Kompanie of Jäger Battalion Nr. 9.



I'll add more documents to this thread as I get them photographed.

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On 07/03/2021 at 00:40, Chris Boonzaier said:

Very nice indeed! 12th Landwehr Division is pretty nice, the sector they were in was an interesting sector.

All th ebest



Thanks Chris. Yeah, the 12th Landwehr was in an interesting sector especially in 1915 at the Hartmannswillerkopf.

I'm thinking based on the date that Willi's EKII was for an action when they were at Guebwiller-Cernay.


Here's another MGSS doc, EKII Besitz-Ausweis to Schützen Friedrich Mutschall of Maschinengewehr-Scharfschützen-Abteilung Nr. 46.











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