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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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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://denkmalprojekt.org/verlustlisten/vl_kgl_preuss_rir_78_9-12_komp.htm

 

These are some very nice items, thanks for sharing!

 

Lars

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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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He may have been recovered later and interred at Noyers-Pont-Maugis, as there is a Musketier Otto Friedrich buried at Block A Grave 4631.

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