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German officer captured at Gully Ravine

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stevebecker

Mates,

 

Can you identify this German officer reported captured at Gully Ravine?

 

Rabenau von    Lt Naval    Naval MG Sects Marine-Landungsabteilung at Gallipoli Çanakkale'de Yedek taburlarin 2. Subayi (Reserve battalion in Canakkale 2 subunit)    1915-    WIA & PoW 4-6-15 at Gully Ravine
 

I can't find who he is can you fill some gaps?

 

There also appears to be this man

 

Peters Wilhelm    Pte Naval    Naval MG Sects Marine-Landungsabteilung at Gallipoli     1915-    reported PoW by British escaped 4-6-15 died 7-9-15 reason not stated
 

Any ideas

 

S.B

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charlie2

Lt.z.S Götz Friedrich von Rabenau, from SMS Goeben, interned on Malta.

https://grandeguerre.icrc.org/en/File/Details/582985/1/2/

http://des.genealogy.net/search/show/1090182

Charlie 

 

Scroll down and there is a foto of him

http://www.oznabrück.de/gallipoli/schlacht/deutsche-in-der-schlacht.html

32C968AC-F530-482B-879B-C3A2C54D2B39.jpeg

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michaeldr

Rabenau was not in the very first group of sailors to go down to the peninsula, but was added to their strength sometime later.

 

... an action which took place on the left of Zığındere. …...the Turkish troops in the trench had withdrawn early during the attack of 4 June and only the German machine guns were being fired, until their ammunition ran out or the guns were unserviceable. In the end, the men who were now only able to defend themselves with their pistols, were taken prisoner by soldiers of the Kings Own Scottish Borderers. Lieutenant von Rabenau had been seriously wounded in this engagement, but he was fortunate enough to make a full recovery later as a prisoner of war on Malta.”

 

Rabenau is mentioned by Admiral Souchon in his telegram (of 9th August 1915) to Berlin requesting replacements.

Others mentioned were “Sub Lieutenant Branconi repatriated for health reasons, Sub Lieutenant Hildebrandt, German Naval Shore Detachment, killed in action.”

 

Details from Col. Klaus Wolf's book

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michaeldr
10 hours ago, stevebecker said:

Peters Wilhelm    Pte Naval    Naval MG Sects Marine-Landungsabteilung at Gallipoli     1915-    reported PoW by British escaped 4-6-15 died 7-9-15 reason not stated

 

Obermatrose (Leading Seaman) Wilhelm Peters' escape from capture is covered in Kannengiesser - see p.179> in the N&M Press edtion

It was the report by Peters which provided the information given in the post above 

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stevebecker

Mates,

 

Thank you.

 

S.B

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michaeldr

Charlie, 

Sorry, I did not mean to duplicate your link

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Steve,

PM sent

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charlie2
2 hours ago, michaeldr said:

Charlie, 

Sorry, I did not mean to duplicate your link

 

Steve,

PM sent

 

No worries 

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