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Photo of 20yr old soldier, WW1 with EK2 ribbon I believe. named

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    Default Photo of 20yr old soldier, WW1 with EK2 ribbon I believe. named

    Hi guys, found this for a steal on Ebay but I can't make out the young man's name... what do you think?

    He was born in 98 and "fell" in 45 so he must have been 46-47 years old in the final year of the war when he was KIA.


    -JW

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    Brunler Gusfasz?

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    Quote by JamesWatson View Post
    Brunler Gusfasz?
    Gesundheit.

    It says:


    "Eingezogen mit 20 Jahr
    Klein-Ida ihr Mann
    Bruder Gustav
    geb.
    [= geboren] 8. Sept. [= September]
    1898.
    gefallen 1945
    "

    ...i.e.:

    "Drafted at 20 years of age
    Little Ida's husband
    Brother Gustav
    born 8 Sept. 1898
    fallen in 1945
    "

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    Quote by HPL2008 View Post
    Gesundheit.

    It says:


    "Eingezogen mit 20 Jahr
    Klein-Ida ihr Mann
    Bruder Gustav
    geb.
    [= geboren] 8. Sept. [= September]
    1898.
    gefallen 1945
    "

    ...i.e.:

    "Drafted at 20 years of age
    Little Ida's husband
    Brother Gustav
    born 8 Sept. 1898
    fallen in 1945
    "
    Thanks! I knew I could count on you to decipher it!

    I was afraid that said "bruder" ....

    Won't know who he was other than "Gustav" I guess. Oh well I like the picture!

    Thanks again,

    JW

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    Maybe a volksturm? Always a shame to see deaths so close to the end. As much a shame as any other time I suppose, but more poignant.

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