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Require information about my grandfather in WW1

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    Hi everyone.

    This is my first post, so hope I am doing things right. I have been reading a lot of the posts on this forum, and enjoy it tremendously. However, I think it requires a warning that it is highly addictive, and that by visiting this site, militaria collecting becomes contageous.

    I need information regarding my grandfather during his stay in the army in the 1910's, such as the units he was in, his rank and promotions, etc. I know very little as I grew up in South Africa and my grandparents being in Germany. I have made some scans which I will try to upload.

    First is his Wehrpass and his Militaerpass. I have only scanned the pages containing entries

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    This is a picture of him and my grandmother on their wedding in 1923.
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    Pictures of him in uniform

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    The medals I have of him (EK2 and Ehrenkreuz fuer Frontskaempfer). It seems he was also awarded the Dienstauszeichynung 2Kl. Is it possible for someone to post a scan of this medal as I have no idea how it looks like.

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    Any information will be appreciated. Just hope all scans are where they are supposed to be.

    Thanks

    Paul
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    Default Re: Require information about my grandfather in WW1

    Very nice. Photos are great.

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    Default Re: Require information about my grandfather in WW1

    you grandpa born in :


    http://wiki-de.genealogy.net/Arnsdor...is_Schweidnitz)
    service in .::
    Pionier-Bataillon Fürst Radziwill (Ostpreußisches) Nr. 1 [Bearbeiten]


    Pionier-Bataillon Fürst Radziwill (Ostpreußisches) Nr. 1
    Das Pionier-Bataillon Fürst Radziwill (Ostpreußisches) Nr. 1 war gemeinsam mit dem Samländischen Pionier-Bataillon Nr. 18 der 4. Pionier-Inspektion bzw. dem Kommando der Pioniere beim I. Armeekorps unterstellt. Friedensstandort war seit 1890 Königsberg in Preußen. Davor stand das Bataillon 70 Jahre in der Garnison Danzig. Es trug seit 1889 den Ehrennamen Fürst Radziwill, nach dem hochverdienten Chef des Ingenieur- und Pionierkorps von 1860 bis 1866, General der Infanterie Wilhelm Fürst von Radziwill.


    medaill



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    x
    Pionier Bataillon Frst Radziwill 1. Ostpreussisches Knigsberg

    founds :
    Am 1. Juni 1924 trat er dann wieder in die Reichswehr ein. Er wurde dabei zum Chef der Brückenkolonne vom 1. (Preuß.) Pionier-Bataillon in Königsberg ernannt.

    er war zum Kriegsende Sergant
    später
    und

    etatmäßiger Feldwebel
    Wachtmeister
    Last edited by sSterbebild; 07-24-2011 at 09:56 PM.

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    The Iron Cross 2nd class was made by Godet. It is one of the better made and slightly
    more sought after Eks.
    gregM
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    I was addicted to the "Hokey-Pokey" but I've turned
    myself around.

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