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May Someone Help Me In Finding My Relative? (German)


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Hello, this is my first post on the Great War Forum.  I've been interested in the conflict for a long time and am just now starting to really dig into it's history.  I'd like to start by learning more about my relative who fought for the German army.  I received a collection of FeldPost cards from my Grandparent's estate.  Now, granted, I can make out the name Schumacher on the cards, but I cannot make out much else.  Can someone please help me in finding out more about the soldier from whom these cards came?  I would be most appreciative.


Here's the front-side of one of the cards:



Also, since this is my first time visiting or posting to the forum, I was just wondering if someone can help me as to the organization of this forum?  I cannot seem to find a pinned post that describes the various sub-forums or where to post certain inquiries such as this one.  


Best Regards,

Robert Schumacher


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Welcome to the Forum. You have posted this in the correct sub forum. At first glance the card is from Kanonier (rank - gunner) Schumacher of No 4 Battery, 59 Field Artillery Regiment to the Schumacher family. I'm sure someone will be along shortly with more information.


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The adresses on the cards and what is shown on the picture side may help to reconstruct his service. Now we don't even have a first name...


This letter was written by a Kanonier who was at that time in the Rekruten-Depot of Feldartillerie-Regiment 59 in Köln Riehl.




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I appreciate the responses so far.  I have a lot more.  I will try and see if I can find some with a first name.  None of them have pictures on the back.  They are all letters to his family I’m presuming.



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22 minutes ago, Jrmh said:

Birnbach, Kreis Altenkirchen.



No: Rimbach, Post Birnbach, Kreis Altenkirchen.

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