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Posted 11 June 2011 - 11:15 AM
Posted 23 June 2011 - 01:54 AM
Check out my recent thread on online AH official sources in the OTHER section of the GWF. Detailed lists of AH POWS in Russia and elsewhere give good geographical descriptors and in many cases but not all names of actual camps.
Posted 23 June 2011 - 09:53 PM
Your post is cryptic to me. Can you be verbose instead?
Posted 26 June 2011 - 12:47 PM
Posted 01 July 2011 - 04:30 PM
Translation from what? I assume German, happy to help there, printing or handwriting; from Russian, mine is very weak, but my wife is much better.
Posted 03 July 2011 - 01:42 PM
Posted 03 July 2011 - 02:56 PM
So here what I have - The Czech National Library's online document repository (one) citation had this information: Gurnik Jozsef, Inft., k. n. LIR. Nr. 9,11. Lomp., verw.
Posted 03 July 2011 - 03:11 PM
Posted 13 July 2011 - 12:20 AM
I am very familiar with German tems and abbreviations; based on that, not specific Austrian / A-H usage; here goes:
Gurnik, Jozsef, Infanterist, koenigische Landwehr Infantrie=Regiment Nr. 9, 11. Kompagnie, verwundete or:
Gurnik, Jozsef, Infantryman (or Infantry private), Royal (meaning the Hungarian king, Austrian would be Imperial, kaiserlische) Infantry Regiment Number 9, 11th Company, wounded.
"11. Lomp." must be a typo for "11. Komp." Note that on the keyboard the "L" is next to the "K". Not having Uemlauts on my keyboard, I have used the modern German practice, of using "oe" for the Uemlaut "o".
Posted 13 July 2011 - 12:30 AM
In the German armies, a reservist (general sense) usually went into the Reserve at 22, when leaving active service, and at about 28-29 was transfered to the Landwehr, which itself was divided into two tiers. At about 35 he was usually transferred to the Landsturm. However, in the war these distinctions blurred; for example, a private, 21 years old, with a mild heart problem, or lightly disabled by a wound, might be transferred into the Landwehr, who mostly were 28-35 and most importantly could not and were not expected to march that fast, or carry out difficult attacks. With a weaker heart, but not bad enough for discharge, he might go into the Landsturm, with the bulk of the men from 35 to 45; these men usually guarded bridges and POWs and the like, but were not generally put into fixed battles. On the East Front this latter "rule" sometimes slipped, allowed by the usually less efficient enemy.
How old was Jozsef? It might give insight into his health and physical condition.