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2nd Bavarian Uhlans


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I wonder if anyone would have a short history of the 2nd Bavarian Uhlans in WWI. My grandmothers first cousin served in that unit. His name was Friedrich Bachle, born in Ingweiler, Pfalz, Bayern. I have a photo of him holding his '89 sabre; and he survived his war service. Any unit information would be appreciated.

Ken B.

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Hi Ken -- Great to see you on here! You might get better luck if this was listed in the SOLDIERS section or perhaps UNITS and FORMATIONS perhaps if a mod sees this they could move it?

Chris

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Here is a LINK which may help to get you started. They were part of the 4th Kavallerie-Brigade of the 4th Division of the II. Bayerisches Armee-Korps

Cheers, S>S

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Hello,

Friedrich Bächle, °27.02.1897, was called up as a recruit in the 2nd Bayerisches Ulanen-Regiment in September 1916 (Ersatz eskadron, the training unit in germany), he was transferred to machine gun training units in Germany from September 1917 to January 1918 and posted to a frontline unit in February 1918, the 1st machine Gun Company of the 8th Bavarian Infantry Regiment, with which he served in France.

He went missing on 8 August 1918 North of Moreuil and returned from captivity in August 1919.

You need the history of the 8th Bavarian Infantry Regiment for February to August 1918 instead.

Jan

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Hi Ken -- Great to see you on here! You might get better luck if this was listed in the SOLDIERS section or perhaps UNITS and FORMATIONS perhaps if a mod sees this they could move it?

Chris

Chris- Just lurching along but it worked

Ken

Here is a LINK which may help to get you started. They were part of the 4th Kavallerie-Brigade of the 4th Division of the II. Bayerisches Armee-Korps

Cheers, S>S

Thanks for the reply- will check it out.

Ken

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Hello,

Friedrich Bächle, °27.02.1897, was called up as a recruit in the 2nd Bayerisches Ulanen-Regiment in September 1916 (Ersatz eskadron, the training unit in germany), he was transferred to machine gun training units in Germany from September 1917 to January 1918 and posted to a frontline unit in February 1918, the 1st machine Gun Company of the 8th Bavarian Infantry Regiment, with which he served in France.

He went missing on 8 August 1918 North of Moreuil and returned from captivity in August 1919.

You need the history of the 8th Bavarian Infantry Regiment for February to August 1918 instead.

Jan

Jan- Many thanks- Great information for me; I have visited F's daughter and niece in Zweibrucken, and his niece and family have visited us here in the states. It puts a whole new light on the 08/15 Maxim I am restoring.

Regards, Ken

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