Jump to content
The Great War (1914-1918) Forum

Remembered Today:

German 249th Infantry


Trenchrat
 Share

Recommended Posts

Dogs were used for at least three front line roles by the German army. These were to carry messages between command posts in special pouches, to lay telephone cable which was paid out from a reel mounted on a harness and to locate wounded men lying out in shell holes. I suspect that they were also used for the other normal guard dog duties. The back of the card just names the Landsturmmann from 4th Coy who is portrayed. Not sure about his name. The writing is somewhat crabbed.

Jack

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hi Adrian, Jack,

Thanks for your replies. So this fellow was a dog trainer in the 4th Kompanie of the 249th Regiment. Adrian you believe his last name was Weiss, is that correct?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...