Jäger units and Schützen regiments
Jäger Ludwig Intermann served with Infanterie-Regiment Hamburg (2. Hanseatisches) Nr. 76 as a replacement recruit from 1911 to 1912, however, without any military training. In December 1914 he was assigned to construction unit Armierungs-Bataillon Graudenz 10 in Russia until April 1915, when he was recommended for infantry training with 33. Infanterie-Brigade in Hamburg-Altona. He was transferred to the recruit depot of Jäger-Ersatz-Bataillon 9 and posted to Reserve-Jäger-Bataillon 2, part of 69. Reserve-Infanterie-Brigade, 36. Reserve-Division, in October 1915. He saw action on the Eastern Front until the division was transferred to the West in June 1917. Following a month of training, he was involved in positional fighting in Flanders where he was shot through the lower left arm in August 1917. He was posted to the replacement battalion and in early 1918 he attended an armourer's course in Danzig. Discharged in December 1918. Awarded the Hamburger Hanseaten-Kreuz.
Vizefeldwebel Erich Schirmer served with 4. Kompagnie Brandenburgisches Jäger-Bataillon Nr. 3 as a two-year volunteer from 1910 to 1912 and rejoined the unit on mobilisation in August 1914. He served throughout the war in France, Serbia and Italy and saw action on the Danube, in Verdun, on the Somme and in the Alps. Awarded the EK II.
Jäger Erich Sieting served with Jäger-Bataillon 4 as a replacement recruit from 1908 to 1910. He was recalled at the beginning of August 1914. Wounded in the eye by a stone splinter caused by a rifle round in action at Lüttich 4 days later and discharged in November 1914. Awarded the EK II.
Gefreiter Wilhelm Schilling volunteered for service in January 1915 and joined Reserve-Jäger-Bataillon Nr. 7, serving in France, Rumania, the Crimea and the Caucasus until he was demobilised in January 1919. He saw action in all theatres and was involved in the fighting in Verdun from late February until mid October 1916. Awarded the EK II and the Schaumburg-Lippe Cross for Loyal Service.
Friedrich Ahrens volunteered for service in September 1914 and was assigned to Reserve-Jäger-Bataillon Nr. 7 as a replacement in late November. He saw action in Verdun in 1916 with his unit and briefly served with Reserve-Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 13, part of 13. Reserve-Division, for a week in June 1916. He was promoted to Leutnant der Reserve in June 1917 and joined Minenwerfer-Kompagnie Nr. 34, part of 34. Infanterie-Division, in November 1917. Awarded the EK II.
Jäger Heinrich Sieweke was inducted into the second recruit depot of Jäger-Bataillon Nr. 8 in November 1916 and was assigned to Heeresgruppe Scholz on the Greek border in May 1917. He served with 1. Kompagnie, Jäger-Bataillon Nr. 9 in the vicinity of Lake Ochrid in Macedonia until he fell ill in late September 1917 as the 11th Army started to retreat in the face of the allied offensive. Transferred to hospital in Uesküb and discharged as unfit for service in January 1918. No awards recorded.
Musketier Erich Olmützer was inducted in May 1915, joined Braunschweigisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr.92 as part of 20. Infanterie-Division in the field in August 1915 and was wounded in June 1916. After spending time with convalescent and replacement units, he was assigned to the bicycle company of Hannoversches Jäger-Bataillon Nr. 10 in May 1917 until he was reported missing in action during a British attack in early November 1918. He saw action on the Western and Eastern fronts, in the capture of the Baltic islands (Ösel) and in fighting to liberate and occupy parts of Latvia and Estonia. Awarded the EK II and wound badge in black.
Jäger Johannes Reinhardt served with Jäger-Bataillon Nr. 13 from June 1915, joining the batallion in the field as part of 40. Infanterie-Division in September 1915. In September 1916 he was wounded during fighting near Kubarowce north of Zborow and returned to Germany by hospital train. After a period of convalesence and time spent with the field recruit depot of Army Group Stoltz, he joined Reserve-Jäger-Bataillon Nr. 13 on the Greek border in May 1917. A month later he fell ill and was fit again for duty in November 1917. In December 1917 he was assigned to the replacement batallion of Saxon Schützen-Regiment Nr. 108 for the creation of a reserve unit for 23. Infanterie-Division. In early 1918 he was trained on trench mortars and close combat weapons, including the light machine-gun, in the build-up for the Spring offensive. In April he fell ill again and was sent to hospital in May with Malaria. Discharged in October 1919. Awarded the Friedrich-August-Medaille in bronze and wound badge in black.
Oberjäger Otto Reppin joined Saxon Jäger-Bataillon Nr. 13 as a two-year volunteer in August 1914 and was assigned to the machine-gun company attached to Saxon 40. Infanterie-Division in the field in October. From August 1916 he served on the staff of Jäger-Regiment 7 and returned to the machine-gun company of Jäger-Bataillon Nr. 13 in April 1917. He was badly wounded in the fighting on the Maas and was reported missing in early November 1918. He saw action in Flanders, on the Eastern front and in France. Awarded the EK II, the Friedrich-August-Medaille in bronze and wound badge in black.
Gefreiter Wilhelm Holtz was inducted into the second recruit depot of Jäger-Bataillon Nr. 14 in January 1915 and was assigned to 1. Kompagnie, Reserve-Jäger-Bataillon Nr. 14 in September 1915. He served with the battalion as part of the Alpenkorps in Tyrol, Serbia and on the Greek border until he fell ill in December 1915. After a lengthy period of illness and convalescence, he was assigned to the field recruit depot of Jäger-Regiment Nr. 2 before he returned to Reserve-Jäger-Bataillon Nr. 14 in November 1917. He fell ill again in January 1918 and remained wth replacement units for the remainder of the war. Awarded the Mecklenburg-Strelitz Kreuz für Auszeichnung im Kriege, "Tapfer und Treu".
Gefreiter Johann Wirth served briefly with Jäger-Bataillon Nr. 3 from May 1915 until he was assigned to Reserve-Jäger-Bataillon Nr. 16 in the field in July 1915. He saw action on the Eastern front, in Serbia, at "Toter Mann" near Verdun, on the Somme, in the Alps and was wounded near Courcelles in April 1918. Discharged in May 1919 and awarded the EK II.
Vize-Feldwebel Richard Kolberg served with 5. Lothringisches Infanterie-Regiment 144 from 1909 to 1911. In August 1914 he joined the machine-gun company of Niederrheinisches Füsilier-Regiment No. 39 and saw action at the sieges of Lüttich, Namur and Maubeuge, where he was wounded at the end of the month. In April he attended a machine-gun instruction course at Döberitz before being posted to the machine-gun company of Reserve-Jäger-Bataillon 20 in Russia in May 1915. He also saw action in Rumania, briefly in France, in the Carpathians as part of the k.u.k. 7. Armee and in Bukovina. Discharged in December 1918. Awarded the EK II and k.u.k. österr.-ungar. bronzene Tapferkeits-Medaille (B.Z.).
Gefreiter Emil Arndt joined the recruit depot of Ersatz-Jäger-Bataillon 6 as a replacement recruit in January 1915. After spending five months in hospital, he was posted to Reserve-Jäger-Bataillon 22, part of 5. Kavallerie-Division on the Eastern Front in September. He saw action on the Stochod and in the Pripet marsh sector until the ceasefire in December 1917 and was transferred to the Zossen training area to prepare for the Western Front in January 1918. The division was reformed to become the Garde-Kavallerie-Schützen-Division in March 1918. He saw action north of the Ailette, on the Avre and near Montdidier and Noyon, between Arras and Albert, at Soissons and Reims and between the Oise, Aisne and Marne. Severely wounded by an artillery shell in the Bois du Roi near Villers in July 1918. His right arm was amputated in field hospital 22. Awarded the EK II.
Jäger Kurt Scholz was inducted into the recruit depot of Jäger-Bataillon Nr. 1 in November 1916 and assigned to Radfahr-Kompagnie 41, the reconnaisance element of 41. Infanterie-Division, in late February 1917. He saw action in the capture of the Baltic islands and in fighting to liberate and occupy parts of Latvia and Estonia. Reported missing in action in October 1918, returned from British captivity and discharged in September 1919. No awards recorded.
Gefreiter Wilhelm Busch was inducted into Jäger-Bataillon Nr. 14 as a replacement recruit and assigned to Reserve-Radfahrkompagnie 75, part of 75. Reserve-Division, in August 1915. Except for a spell in hospital due to illness from late October 1915 to May 1916, he saw action on the Eastern front until June 1917, when he contracted scarlet fever while on leave at home. No awards recorded.
Jäger Alfred Littmann was inducted into 2nd replacement detachment of Jäger-Bataillon 5 as a recruit in May 1915. In March 1916 he was posted to a replacement unit belonging to Gebirgs-Maschinen-Gewehr-Abteilung 3 and joined Gebirgs-Maschinen-Gewehr-Abteilung 215 in the field while it was fighting on the Greek border in May 1916. At the end of August he fell ill with malaria and was sent to hospital in Üsküb. After recovering in Germany, he joined Heeresgruppe Sobolta and was posted to the Gebirgs-Maschinen-Gewehr-Abteilung of 9. bulgarische Division, part of 1. bulgarische Armee in March 1917. After serving with Gebirgs-Maschinen-Gewehr-Abteilung 225, he was assigned to 2. Kompagnie Infanterie-Regiment 345, part of 87. Infanterie-Division on the Western Front in October 1918. Discharged in December 1918. No awards recorded.
Musketier Hermann Weiler entered service as a recruit with 6. Kompagnie Ersatz-Bataillon Reserve-Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 121 in April 1915. In mid September he was transferred to 1. Ersatz-Maschinen-Gewehr-Kompagnie XIII. Armeekorps in Münsingen and then to Württembergische Gebirgs-Maschinen-Gewehr-Abteilung 250 in the field for the build-up on the Greek border in February 1916. The unit was involved in fighting on the Greek border until September 1918. He fell ill during the fighting retreats in Macedonia and Serbia and entered field hospital 357 in October 1918, and was discharged in November. No awards recorded.
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