Gentlemen and gentlewomen of the AHF:
I am preparing a paper on the 16-17 NOV 1915 trench raiding operation conducted by 1st Canadian Division's 2CIB, 5th and 7th Battalions, of LA PETITE DOUVE FARM (vicinity Messines). I have found, through checking the after action reports and intelligence summaries, that the eleven prisoners captured during this operation were from the 11th Prussian Regiment, which meshes with reconnaissance reports of uniforms in the area of the farm changing over the months of October and November 1915.
I will accept any and all information regarding the 11th Prussian Regiment as a result. There is mention from the ADMS 1 CDN DIV of the soldiers being from the Prussian Guards, if that helps narrow things down any. Apparently they were well nourished and had higher hemoglobin levels than the British but less than the Canadian average... the strangest things find their way into primary documents.
Of highest importance: Did the 11th Regiment's war diaries survive the Second World War strategic bombing campaigns? If so, where might they be accessed?