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Jakob Stolz- Artillery Corps No. 25


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In an antique shop, I recently found a large pewter plate that has a 1914-1915 reference to Jakob Stolz of Artillery Corps No. 25. Since my family came from the Darmstadt area, I wonder what Stolz's GW history was. Chris will post the plate photo if I can forward it.

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Ken's Plate:

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Hello!

That it´s hard to research. We don´t know the unit and the place of birth of the man. There are 23 Jakob Stolz in the casualty list.

http://des.genealogy.net/eingabe-verlustlisten/search/index

Hessen only had a "Artillerie-Korps", without a number.

In that corps were the Feldart.Rgt.25 and 61 (Feldart.Brig.25), and the Fußart.Rgt.3

Maybe he served in the staff of that corps?

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Hello,

Artillerie-Korps 25 is a unit name made out of two units names for the 1. Großherzoglich Hessisches Feldartillerie-Regiment 25, which was known also as Großherzogliches Artilleriekorps. The man probably served in this regiment, I would say.

It's similar as if you would say for the British army: 1st Foot Royal Scots Regiment or something similar.

As the archives of the unit have not survived, it's parobably difficult to find out more.

Jan

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Not trying to "pick an argument, but I believe all of the German Armies except the

Bavarian Army had a shared unit numbering system, and I believe that Fussartillerie=

Regiment Nr. 3 was the heavy artillery regiment of the III Armeekorps, which was a

Prussian formation. I have an interest as I believe that my grand-father, Heinrich

Fuchs, was a NCO in that unit before being selected for training as a Feuerwerker,

and then later as an Explosives Officer, and as such served in the Generalkommando

of III. Reservekorps in Belgium in 1914 and in Russia in 1915.

I can't state an informed opinion, but the term "Artilleriekorps" seems an odd one.

Perhaps a term exclusive to Hessen? Did it mean the divisional artillery of a Hessian

infantry division? Was Hesse's infantry division the 25. ID? (My reference books are

not very accessible now.) Perhaps "Artilleriekorps Nr. 25" was a term for the divisional

artillery of the "Infantrie Division Nr. 25."

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As I was pecking away with my half-formed thoughts, Jan was also writing his

much-better informed opinion. Hats off to one of our most expert experts!

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Thanks to Chris for posting the photos, and to all who contributed information to my request. Since the plate was found in Michigan, I would wonder if Jakob emigrated to the US after the war?

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I wonder why it says "In memory of the World War 1914-1915" ("Zur Erinnerung a.d. Weltkrieg 1914-1915").

The war certainly wasn't over in 1915, perhaps Jakob Stolz contribution to the war was?

Roel

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Not trying to "pick an argument, but I believe all of the German Armies except the

Bavarian Army had a shared unit numbering system, and I believe that Fussartillerie=

Regiment Nr. 3 was the heavy artillery regiment of the III Armeekorps, which was a

Prussian formation. I have an interest as I believe that my grand-father, Heinrich

Fuchs, was a NCO in that unit before being selected for training as a Feuerwerker,

and then later as an Explosives Officer, and as such served in the Generalkommando

of III. Reservekorps in Belgium in 1914 and in Russia in 1915.

I can't state an informed opinion, but the term "Artilleriekorps" seems an odd one.

Perhaps a term exclusive to Hessen? Did it mean the divisional artillery of a Hessian

infantry division? Was Hesse's infantry division the 25. ID? (My reference books are

not very accessible now.) Perhaps "Artilleriekorps Nr. 25" was a term for the divisional

artillery of the "Infantrie Division Nr. 25."

That´s right, Bob... but not in this case...

The III.army corps didn´t had any foot-artillery.

The 3rd regiment was in Mainz and belonged to the XVIII.AK

Here is the ordre of battle from april 1, 1914

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