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What can you tell me about these Photos (I.N.E.K. 157 & Stabs Kp. Grenadier-Rgt. 261)?

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    Default What can you tell me about these Photos (I.N.E.K. 157 & Stabs Kp. Grenadier-Rgt. 261)?

    Here is one of my grand uncles.

    What can you guys tell me about the two units he was in (the Infanterie Nachrichten-Ersatz-Kompanie 157 and the Stabskompanie Grenadier-Regiment 261)? Was the Nachrichten like the Signal Corps or something? Can you guys tell what unit he was in when these photos were taken? Anything else interesting would be appreciated, thanks.

    Here is what I know about him:

    Enlistment date: not listed

    Dog Tag: -5409- I. N. E. K. 157
    (Infanterie Nachrichten-Ersatz-Kompanie 157)

    Military units:
    on 10/25/1942 Infanterie Nachrichten-Ersatz-Kompanie 157
    Location: not listed

    According to notification from October 1942 Reserve Infanterie-Nachrichten-Kompanie 157
    Location: not listed

    According to the notification 04/27/1943 Stabskompanie Grenadier-Regiment 261
    and on 08/11/1943 under command of: 113. Infanterie Division
    Operated in April-July 1943 Bretange, Aug. 1943 Elnya, Newel


    Wounded in Rydki 08/11/1943
    Exit: to the main aid station
    deceased: 08/11/1943 23.30 clock Casualty Clearing Station Jakowlewo

    -shrapnel injury head-

    Rank:
    on 08/11/1943 Obergrenadier

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    Is he wearing tropical cap insignia?

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    Kinda looks like it, but I dunno Mo...


    Hi Joe, welcome to the forum.
    You pretty much have all the basic info to start your research. Believe it or not, it is a lot more info than most family members have to start with! lol But they are nice family portraits and thanks for sharing them.

    You Probably already know this but.....
    It seems that he was transferred to the reformed Grenadier rgt 261 after it was destroyed at Stalingrad. The unit then served on the Central Sector of the Eastern Front from March to November 1943, where the unit suffered heavy losses and was disbanded.

    Use this site to look up info about his death: volksbund.de
    Unit info:
    113. Infanterie-Division - Axis History
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    Hi Bill, thank you for the information. I definitely believe it that people start with less info, I was one of them at one time! I came by the pictures by establishing communication with a relative that I've never met before and the information came from about a years worth of waiting for Berlin to get back to me.

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    nice looking chap,what a shame.

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    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

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    His first unit was indeed a Signals ( Nachrichten ) Replacement Company.
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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