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Hello, I hope someone can help.                  I have been approached by a friend who's Great Grandfather served in the German Army during WW1.                           Now I know pretty much all the resources to research a British soldier, but I have no clue where to start with the German side of things, so if a kind sole or two could guide me through where to start, that would be greatly appreciated.    All I have is his name, year of birth, possible place of birth.                                   Thank you in advance,   Chris

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Hello Chris!

That´s hard to find, because the prussian recordings were destroyed by an air rauid in 1944. If he was wounded, you can find him here:

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

Maybe he is mentioned in a regimantal history, if you know his unit.

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I would like to thank The Prussian for all his help, I PM'd him for some translations and he helped no end. Cheers, Chris

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If the man served in a Bavarian, Württemberg or Baden unit, the military papers can be viewed in the relevant military archives.

 

Jan

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4 hours ago, AOK4 said:

If the man served in a Bavarian, Württemberg or Baden unit, the military papers can be viewed in the relevant military archives.

 

Jan

Hello AOK4, thank you for your responce, and sorry for my late one. He was born in Bavaria, so are these archives on line? 

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A friend of mine checked him. Here are the resuslts. My friend translated it in english. :

 

Alois Beer; Kath. ; B. 24.9.1882 in Gaisthal / Oberviechtach / Bavaria; Warehouseman
Married to a Barbara n. Fischer or carpenter; 2 children
Father: Thomas Mother: Barbara born Frank or Frauk; Economist in Gaisthal

Before mobilization:
26.10.03 as recruiting for the 21st / 3rd comp.
22.9.05 to the reserve
4.9.-23.9.07 Workout of 20 days Exercise at the 6 th / 9 th comp.
15.6.-28.6.12 Exercise of 14 days Exercise at the 6th / 3rd Ldw.Comp.

After mobilization:
4.8.14 as inf. Of the Land I to the RIR 14. / 10. Comp.
in the field
28.8.14 b. St. The. Wounded or ill?
30.8.14 Ill or after facial ulcer
30.8.14 - 21.9.14 - Hospital
21.9.14 - 19.1.15 to the ErsatzBat./ RIR 14. / 2. Comp.
20.1.15 in the field to the RIR 14. / 7. Comp.
3.12.17 in the Battle of Cambrai first missed.
According to his own data on the left hand by grenade splitter easily wounded
4.12.17. - 7.12.17. In the hospital
10.12.17. To replace Bat. / RIR 14.
5.1.18. - 16.3.18 Res Lazen Grafenwöhr / groin break
18.3.18 to replace Bat. / RIR 14.
14.8.18 to replace Bat. / RIR 7
15.10.18. 2.1.19. Res. Laz. Bayreuth / Hernia operation
20.1.19. Demobilized to Gaisthal as a result of demobilization.

24.5.16. - 10.4.17 Canteen salesman
1.8.17 - 4.12.17 as a sick carrier then missing / Wounded
Order: EK II.
Guided tour: very good
Penalties: none

 

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Thank you both so much! I'll let you know if that's my man, greatly appreciated,  Chris

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Thank you to The Prussian for the link to the Verlustlisten search, what an excellent resource. 

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