09-14-2012 10:29 PM
Re: Could my Grandpa have worn this style of EKM ?
Not so odd really- the specific records officially kept by the KM or whomever must either have been destroyed, lost or taken- the fact that you have the Wehrpaß is just very fortunate. Just because he has a roll number doesn't mean he was issued a new EKM though- as you can see in the regular army unit listings, he had roll numbers there too that were different than on his issued EKM. Now because it was an entirely different branch might suggest he did, but I think only if he actually transferred formally to the KM and was given a proper rank there, etc.- is there any notation of such a thing? Otherwise he may simply have been on a temporary assignment- 'on loan' as it were because of his technical expertise. Unfortunately, I think the Wehrpaß doesn't have a section for the EKM like the Soldbuch does; in those, changes are clearly written.
Ohhhhh- pillage then burn...