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#1 Old Marine

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Posted 29 August 2019 - 07:03 AM

I have had these in the display case for years.  Any observations on these items would be appreciated.  Can anyone decipher the dog tag?

 

Dennis

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Posted 29 August 2019 - 07:04 AM

the reverse

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Posted 29 August 2019 - 08:49 AM

Dennis,

 

the soldier's name was "Otto Friedrich"

 

his address was: "Gemeindeweg 4" (street)  in "GERA" (town)

 

Date of birth: January, 16th 1896

 

His last unit was Reserve-Infanterie-Regiment 78. Before that he was a member of a Ersatzbataillon (Replacement Battalion).

 

I found your soldier in the 78th Infantry Regiment's casual list. He was a member of 10th Company. MIA at Reims on April, 16th 1917. His rank was Musketier.

 

http://denkmalprojek...8_9-12_komp.htm

 

These are some very nice items, thanks for sharing!

 

Lars


Edited by Proud Kraut, 29 August 2019 - 08:57 AM.


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Posted 29 August 2019 - 09:09 AM

Hi Lars,

 

Thanks you.  I wasn't expecting to identify him, its sobering.  I am supposing that him being listed as Vermisst means that he was never found.  

 

Thanks again my friend.

 

Dennis




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