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maxwell

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Hi 

Could I ask for some help on deciphering a first war German dog tag.

It's standard  size with two halves identical writing  on both 

The writing  is as follows

3/inf.ers.Bt1.11

0    1175

How would I find a name  and his  fate

Many thanks Ian

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Are you sure it's WW1? Can you post a picture please.

"Two identical halves wihout a name" sounds like WW2 (well, to mé at least)?

Like this example:

1271957792_(KGrHqNHJFQE88fBNn)BPU7GnQEcQ60_12.jpg.1599c0b6cb0d14660dba497d13e43a27.jpg

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27 minutes ago, maxwell said:

15316905372681120199642.jpg.c4af197068bb8edcd830aea1c83d76d0.jpgI'll  try to post  a photo jwk

Looks like a ww2 one.

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Thanks Maxwell!

I'll leave to the real experts, but to me this is typical WW2.

dog.jpg.5d468c6759bed0208963128e6a28ce28.jpg

 

Can't find an Infanterie Ersatz Bataillon 11 in WW1, but there was one in WW2

 

*edit* Jools got there first!

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1 minute ago, JWK said:

Thanks Maxwell!

I'll leave to the real experts, but to me this is typical WW2.

dog.jpg.5d468c6759bed0208963128e6a28ce28.jpg

 

Can't find an Infanterie Esatz Bataillon 11 in WW1, but there was one in WW2

 

*edit* Jools got there first!

Oh that's what the ER stands for, I was guessing 3rd infantry (something) battalion 11. 2 out of 3 isn't bad!

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1 hour ago, maxwell said:

Thanks guys

any more info would be greatly received. 

How do I find a name etc

 

This is outside of this forum's scope as it is WW2. I think you should try to find the name books of the unit in question (German Army archives? Wehrmachtsauskunftstelle?). Whether they are publicly available is doubtful, I would say.

 

Jan

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