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Fußart.Btl. 60 (60th FAR) German

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The Prussian
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Hi Steve!

Lt.d.R. Anders died because of illness:

http://des.genealogy.net/search/show/3728752

The book "Deutsche Soldatengräber in Israel" says, he drank non-sterilized water and died a few minutes (!)* later at Cholera on July 19, 1916 near the Sinai Oasis Oghratina (near the mediterrean coast). He was buried August 1, 1916 on the british military cemetery of Kantara (El Quantara) (grave A94).

The "Ehrenbuch" writes, that the battery 60 was ready to march in march 1916, the transport started in april.

 June 6 they reached Birseba, July 8 they marched towards El Arisch, which they arrived July 15. July 20, they marched towards the Suez channel. The only casualty during this time was Lt.d.R. Anders.

The bataillon 60 (Hauptmann Apfel) consisted of (like I mentioned before):

One 10cm battery with two guns (Oberleutnant Schmude)

One heavy field howitzer battery with four guns (Hauptmann Petrich)

Two Mortar-batteries with two guns each (Hauptmann Naumann and Hauptmann Hartung)

*) Kress v. Kressenstein confirmed the death of Lt. Anders in his book in chapter XII "Romani", page 181 (german edition). He said he died after a few hours, instead of a few minutes.

 

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stevebecker

Mate,

 

Thank you again.

 

Charlie 2 mentioned these men who died and buried at Kantara

 

Scherer Damian - buried El Quantara died 7-8-16

Mügge Heinrich - Edit - buried El Quantara as Heinrich Mugge died 23-9-16 at Field Hosp 213

 

Can I take it they may have died on a different dates then given like Anders?

 

Any ideas

 

S.B

 

 

 

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The Prussian

Hello Steve!

I´m not sure, because I couldn´t find both in the book. Scherer too died by illness, not in action. Probably they got ill in the battle of july/august.

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stevebecker

Mates,

 

Thank you again for your help here.

 

While we could fill in all the gaps we now have a start for someone.

 

Cheers

 

S.B

 

 

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