Siegfried Schaper received the Ritterkreuz posthumously on 20.10.1944, having been killed the same day at Ergeme, nw of Valka in Latvia. Last rank was Major, commanding GR 3.
Schaper also received the Deutsche Kreuz im Gold on 11.06.1942 as an Oberleutnant commanding 5./IR 3. He also received a Nennung im Ehrenblatt des Heeres on 07.09.1944.
Fritz Lemke received the Ritterkreuz on 16.02.1944 as a Hauptmann in command of II./GR 3. Lemke had also received the Deutsche Kreuz im Gold on 05.11.1942 as an Oberleutnant in command of 7./IR 45.
Fritz Lemke was killed just four days after Siegfried Schaper, on 24.10.1944 at Valka, Latvia.
It must have some hard fighting days in october 1944 for Grenadier-Regiment 3, losing both the regimental CO as well as one of the batallion commanders within days of each other, both men being RKT and all...