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Posted 14 February 2012 - 11:09 pm
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 03:00 am
Just a further thought, if the Jager 7 refers to a regiment other than a battalion then it would be as follows,
Jager Regt number 7
comprised 13th Jager Battalion
25th and 26th reserve jager battalions
Hope this information is of some help,
good luck with your research
Posted 15 February 2012 - 07:49 am
Posted 15 February 2012 - 12:28 pm
the Westfälisches Jäger-Bataillon Nr. 7 is probably a better candidate although I am not sure what the Trier connection is; the battalion's home base was Bückeburg in Schaumburg-Lippe and in fact wore the state cockade of that tiny principality.
As khaki mentions, a Jäger-Regiment Nr. 7 existed (formed 1916). However, I think this is less likely to be your relative's unit as JB7 was a Saxon formation as were its component battalions.
Posted 15 February 2012 - 01:21 pm
Posted 15 February 2012 - 02:12 pm
the principal history of JB7 for WW1 is titled: Das Königlich Preußische (Westfälische) Jäger-Bataillon Nr. 7 im Weltkrieg 1914-1918 from the series Erinnerungsblätter deutscher Regimenter, Volume 272, published by Stalling, Oldenburg 1929.
Posted 05 May 2012 - 07:43 pm
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Posted 07 May 2012 - 02:12 am
Hello to all friends,
Daniel this link will inform you about some historical facts of this unit.
Posted 07 May 2012 - 02:14 am
Traditionally, each German army corps had a battalion of Jaegers. In peacetime they were drawn, as much as possible, from professional hunting guides and forest rangers, and so generally the men were crack shots. In 1914 each battalion was organized as follows; four rifle companies, one bicycle company (for additional mobility; they often operated in a scouting or screening role in cooporation with light cavalry), and one MG company. Interestingly, whereas the infantry MG company had six MG 08s in 1914, the Jaeger MG company had 12, which gave this otherwise light battalion the MG fire-power of two 1914 infantry regiments. As you probably know, they had quite a distinctive uniform and helmet; the uniform was a light shade of green, not the field grey.
The situation in 1914 was almost certainly the same as in 1900, which is the publication date of a reference I will now reference. The VII. Armeekorps was HQed in Muenster, and the 7. (westphal.) Jaeger=Bataillon was garrisoned in Buekeburg. However, when the war started, the traditional unit relationships were altered drastically, and small elite units like Jaegers were often aggregated into larger units, like Jaeger regiments, which had never existed before, and then many Jaeger units were then incorporated (in 1916, I think) into the Alpine Korps, a division-sized elite division composed of Jaegers and mountain troops. The 3rd Jaeger Battalion was also converted into one of the most elite storm battalions (Jaeger=Sturm=Bataillon (brandenburgische) Nr. 3); it was originally proposed to form four Jaeger-based storm battalions, but the other three had to be rushed East to deal with Romania declaring war on the Central Powers in mid-1916, and those plans were never carried out. So the Jaegers had quite a history, and your ancestor's service in such a unit is a (virtual) feather in your family cap, IMHO.
Posted 07 May 2012 - 02:25 am
I've just wandered into this thread when looking for something totally different on Google. I live in Bückeburg and if you PM as many details as you have I could visit the archives here and see what I can turn up. The barracks still stand about 5 minutes walk from the house although the battalion moved out a few years ago. It is now used by the German military helicopter school who are based on the old RAF airfield just out of town.
Posted 07 May 2012 - 02:39 am
Posted 07 May 2012 - 01:55 pm
I think this may be a case of things getting mixed up as the years pass... The "7th" likely refers to: 7. Rheinisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr.69, which was based in Trier.
As for the Jaeger part, perhaps he was assigned to a Jaeger Bataillon/Regiment later in the war.
Posted 07 May 2012 - 11:05 pm
Posted 08 May 2012 - 12:12 pm
Did I say "likely"...?
There is, in fact, a regimental history, but I think it will prove to be somewhat difficult to locate a copy will
likelypossibly be quite expensive if you do.
Link zu diesem Datensatz http://d-nb.info/362873100
Titel Das Jäger-Regiment zu Pferde Nr 7 im Weltkriege : Nach amtl. Kriegstagebüchern u. Aufzeichngn von Mitkämpfern / bearb. u. hrsg. Tettau. Mit 8 Gefechtsskizzen, 2 Übersichtskt., 65 Abb. nach photogr. Aufn. von Feldzugsteilnehmern u. 6 Federzeichngn von E. Döbrich
Person(en) Tettau, Otto Freiherr von
Verleger Berlin : Verl. Tradition W. Kolk
Umfang/Format 182 S. : 1 Kt. ; gr. 8
Gesamttitel Erinnerungsblätter deutscher Regimenter ; Nr 325
Posted 20 June 2015 - 06:32 pm
Interestingly, I have identified a second family member who was also with Jäger-Regiment zu Pferde Nr 7: Siegfried Levy, who was with 1. Eskadron, Das Jäger-Regiment zu Pferde Nr. 7:
I have also located a local copy of the regimental history at the New York Public Library, so I will have to peruse it the next time I am in the city.
Posted 20 June 2015 - 07:18 pm
is there ány relative of yours who wasn't in WW1 ?
For 5 euros you can have the Regimental History delivered to your inbox :
It's the website of a forum-member (I forget his name, sorry)
Seriously! I have my hands full lately. Siegfried was one of three brothers who all died in the war. All have no known grave. The other two were Albert, who died in Russia with Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 335 and Isidor who died at Verdun with Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 67.
I may do the digital version, certaily cheaper and easier than a trip to the city...