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74th Reserve Infantry Regiment


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Hi,

I'm searching Informations about the 74th Reserve Infantry Regiment. It seems that On 8 Sep 16 it split off to form part of 37 Res Inf Bde. I've a letter where is the date 1.11.1917. How is it possible that the letter is still adressed to RIR 74 this date?

I've a relative that served in this R.I.R. : Delges Eligius (18/07/1897 - 22/01/1973).

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I'm searching Informations about the 74th Reserve Infantry Regiment. It seems that On 8 Sep 16 it split off to form part of 37 Res Inf Bde. I've a letter where is the date 1.11.1917. How is it possible that the letter is still adressed to RIR 74 this date?

I've a relative that served in this R.I.R. : Delges Eligius (18/07/1897 - 22/01/1973).

Welcome to the GWF!

A quick look suggests that there doesn't seem to be a lot on the German web for the Reserve-Infanterie Regiment Nr. 74 but what there is seems to indicate it was still in existence up to December 1918, so no problem there!

As far as I can make out it began the GW with the 39. Reserve-Infanterie-Brigade, but was indeed with the 37. Reserve-Infanterie-Brigade by August 1918. The German sources I have quickly checked don't say when the change happened - these sources are: http://wiki-de.genealogy.net/37._Reserve-Infanterie-Brigade; http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reserve-Infanterie-Regiment_Nr._74;and http://wiki-de.genealogy.net/RIR_74

Trajan

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Yes your' re right Trajan, I found this :

Unterstellung:
02.08.1914 bis 08.09.1916 – 19. Reserve-Division - 39. Reserve-Brigade
09.09.1916 bis Kriegsende – 213. Infanterie-Division - 37. Reserve-Brigade

and apparently there is a history of the Regiment : "Regimentsgeschichte RIR 74"

Has anyone an idea where it is possible to find this Regiment story?

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Hello,

I have the regimental history, but it's over 500 pages...

Jan

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