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Paul Hildebrand, of the 34th Prussian Regiment - Chapel-en-le-Frith

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mbriscoe

I noticed this item whilst looking up the War Memorial in the church/

 

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Sheffield Daily Telegraph - Monday 26 May 1919

 

A HUN MONUMENT.
The mother of German officer who threw himself from an express train in Dove Holes tunnel, and was buried in Chapel-en-le-Frith churchyard, has written to the Vicar of that parish saying she desirous of erecting a stone cross over the grave of her son, to bear the inscription, “In loving memory of Paul Hildebrand, of the 34th Prussian Regiment. ‘Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted.’ The Vicar has consented to the erection of the monument.

 

 

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mbriscoe

I wonder if the memorial from the family was left at Chapel-en-le-Frith.

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AOK4

Unfortunately, I couldn't find any Leutnant Hildebrand listed in the regimental histories of FüsR 34 or IR 94. However his unit should definitely be IR 94 as he was captured on 31 July 1917 near Verlorenhoek.

 

Jan

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24 minutes ago, mbriscoe said:

I wonder if the memorial from the family was left at Chapel-en-le-Frith.

 

We've visited Chapel en le Frith a few times, hunting round the churchyard to photograph war graves and family headstones which remember soldiers, but unfortunately we've never come across one for Paul I'm afraid. Nothing related to him inside the church either I'm afraid.

 

Rich

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AOK4

I just found him listed in the Ehrenbuch of Göttingen (as that's where he lived with his parents, his father's profession is given as "Pastor"). Unit also IR 94. POW Camp is given as Donigton Hall (sic).

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1 hour ago, charlie2 said:

Found hm in the casualty lists, born Ditfurt which ties in with A10209

http://des.genealogy.net/search/show/6678902

http://des.genealogy.net/search/show/7103060

 

Charlie

 

 

 

Correct, his birth place was Ditfurt according to the Göttinger Ehrenbuch.

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