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charlie2
12 minutes ago, LemonSqueezer said:

Hi

 

I am trying to find information on Bavaria Landsturm Infantry Regiment No. 1. I have not found any reference to it on the internet or in the threads of this topic. Did it exist? Any information will be appreciated.

Thanking you

Murray

 

It did exist http://genwiki.genealogy.net/KB_Ldst.IR_1 if you are lucky @The Prussian will see your post and give you chapter and verse.

Charlie

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The Prussian

Hello!

No regimental history was published.

The bavarian Ldst.Inf.Rgt.1 was set-up June 13, 1915:

I.Btl. = bavarian 3rd. Ldst.Inf.Btl. München

II.Btl. = bavarian Ldst.Inf.Btl. Speyer

III.Btl. = bavarian 3rd Ldst.Inf.Btl. Nürnberg

Under command of:

7.7.15-7.8.15: 9th army

8.8.15-25.11.15: Gen.Gouv. Warschau

29.11.15-23.6.16: Bugarmee

9.7.16-29.8.16: Armee-Abt. Gronau (Heeresgruppe Linsingen)

30.8.16-15.12.17: Armee-Abt. Gronau (Heeresgruppe Woyrsch)

16.12.16-27.2.18: Armee-Abt. Gronau (Heeresgruppe Linsingen)

27.2.18-31.3.18: Heeresgruppe Linsingen

31.3.18-8.8.18: Heeresgruppe Eichhorn

8.8.18-17.12.18: Heeresgruppe Kiew

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Pieter Hartog

I am searching a copy of the regimental history of the RIR 73 - copies of this book have been offered on the internet several times, but I always end up "fishing behind the nets" by the time I realise something is up for sale. Particularly interested in the period October 10th/1916 through October 28th/1916, when RIR73 was involved in the fighting around the Le Transloy ridge.

My great-granduncle Heinrich Georg Siemer, assigned to MGK2, died 26/10/1916 "at Le Transloy". Although I have already a suspision which part of the La Transloy frontline he was active around those dates, I hope that the regimental history gives me more conclusive evidence.

Sofar my initial search leads me to believe that RIR73 took over the frontline section previous held by 66RIR, which places them due east of Gueudecourt, roughly in the section where the 24th and 25th brigades of the British army were active as of October 23rd 1916.

 

Any assistance highly appreciated

Pieter

 

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German IR 169

Hi Peter, John Rieth here, author of the IR 169 history Imperial Germany's Iron Regiment.   Are you familiar with Ralph Whitehead's excellent series, The Other Side of the Wire,  on the XIV Reserve Corps.  He is a member of the forum and may be familiar with additional sources.   Good Luck!   John

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AOK4
12 hours ago, Pieter Hartog said:

I am searching a copy of the regimental history of the RIR 73 - copies of this book have been offered on the internet several times, but I always end up "fishing behind the nets" by the time I realise something is up for sale. Particularly interested in the period October 10th/1916 through October 28th/1916, when RIR73 was involved in the fighting around the Le Transloy ridge.

My great-granduncle Heinrich Georg Siemer, assigned to MGK2, died 26/10/1916 "at Le Transloy". Although I have already a suspision which part of the La Transloy frontline he was active around those dates, I hope that the regimental history gives me more conclusive evidence.

Sofar my initial search leads me to believe that RIR73 took over the frontline section previous held by 66RIR, which places them due east of Gueudecourt, roughly in the section where the 24th and 25th brigades of the British army were active as of October 23rd 1916.

 

Any assistance highly appreciated

Pieter

 

 

Hello,

 

I have the regimental history of RIR 73.

 

Jan

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Pieter Hartog
22 hours ago, German IR 169 said:

Hi Peter, John Rieth here, author of the IR 169 history Imperial Germany's Iron Regiment.   Are you familiar with Ralph Whitehead's excellent series, The Other Side of the Wire,  on the XIV Reserve Corps.  He is a member of the forum and may be familiar with additional sources.   Good Luck!   John

Hi John, thanks for the information, will check

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Pieter Hartog
12 hours ago, AOK4 said:

 

Hello,

 

I have the regimental history of RIR 73.

 

Jan

Hi Jan, that´s absolutely great news! I m specifically interested in what actually happened to MGK2 of RIR73during the period 10.10.1916 - 28.10.1916, considering following list of fallen soldiers which were part of the MGK2 team.

 

In the Verlustlisten Heinrich Siemer was mentioned twice:
04/01/1917: Heinrich Siemer, MGK2 - 24.11.92 Moorhausen/Elsfleth - vermisst

08/12/1917: Heinrich Siemer, MGK2 - 24.11 Moorhausen, bisher vermisst gemeldet, gefallen 26.10.16

 

On the same date (26/10/1916) also other members of MGK2 died:

Musk. COPPEL Karl, Hannover - 26.10.1916 Le Transloy missing in action - MGK2 (born 24.4.1897, Hannover, reported as missing in action on 4.1.1917)

Musk. HEITMÜLLER Adolf, Döteberg/Linden - 26.10.1916 Le Transloy - MGK2 (born 27.1.1896, Döteberg/Linden, reported as killed in action on 4.1.1917)

Musk. KOCH Ernst, Ohlendorf/Goslar - 26.10.1916 Le Transloy missing in action - MGK2 (born 19.1.1895, Ohlendorf/Goslar,  reported as missing in action 4.1.1917)

 

Earlier another three soldiers of MGK2 had already died (on 14.10.1916, only days after the RIR73 had arrived near Le Transloy)
Gefr. HEINE Heinrich, Metjendorf/Oldenburg - 14.10.1916 Le Transloy - MGK2 (born 8.1.1896, reported as killed in action on 4.1.1917)
Musk.STÖVER Karl, Delmenhorst - 14.10.1916 Le Transloy - MGK2 (born 19.12.1896, reported as killed in action 4.1.1917)
Musk.NOWAKOWSKI Franz, Klein Buchholz/Hannover - 14.10.1916 Le Transloy MGK2 (born 17.7.1896, reported as missing in action 4.1.1917)

 

Regards

Pieter


 

 

 

 

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