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Re: highest decorated soldiers of the Habsburg empire

Postby Frech » 13 Jan 2016 05:00

@ Balrog:

I could purchase now a copy of "Österreichisches Adelslexikon 1804 - 1918" from Peter Frank-Döfering. Sonnewend is listet there just as owner of MMTO but NOT as ennobled. This should clear it up at all.

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Re: highest decorated soldiers of the Habsburg empire

Postby Balrog » 13 Jan 2016 17:03

Thank you for the information, Christian.

Do you have any information on Franz Kern?

I have been unable to find much information about these two men online. I have ordered several more books on A-H, and I hope they will contain information on them.

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Re: highest decorated soldiers of the Habsburg empire

Postby Frech » 14 Jan 2016 11:35

Balrog:

it´s better to search for "Oberstleutnant Franz Kern":

http://www.nachrichten.at/oberoesterrei ... 0236,45833

http://www.hessen14.at

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Re: highest decorated soldiers of the Habsburg empire

Postby Balrog » 15 Jan 2016 04:05

Thank you, Frech!

Franz Kern's only son became a pilot and was killed in World War Two. Does anyone have any information on him? Any photos?

The article says that Franz Kern died a "war illness". Any ideas what illness? Was Franz Kern ever gassed at the front?

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Re: highest decorated soldiers of the Habsburg empire

Postby Frech » 15 Jan 2016 07:14

I think he was an alcoholic.

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Re: highest decorated soldiers of the Habsburg empire

Postby Bernaschek » 10 Apr 2017 18:36

completely off topic, but the rather small village he was from hosts one of the most avantgardistic Jazz Festivals in Europe

http://www.jazzatelier.at/zh5/kal17.htm

Should I visit there again, I will sure light a candle at OLt Kerns grave.
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Re: highest decorated soldiers of the Habsburg empire

Postby JakeV » 16 Apr 2017 16:07

Balrog wrote:The article says that Franz Kern died a "war illness". Any ideas what illness? Was Franz Kern ever gassed at the front?


Hello,

Franz Kern died on 11.12.1937, shortly before midnight, in Wien-Landstraße (i. e. the 3rd District of Vienna) in the police hospital (today Krankenanstalt Rudolfstiftung) of an hemorrhagic stroke. It may, or may not, be related to a "war illness" or alcoholism – it has many different etiologies. It was reported, however (e. g. Tiroler Anzeiger vom 14.12.1937), that he had been in poor health one year before he died "as a result of the heavy, uninterrupted field service". Here it is mentioned that he was also suffering from an year-long eye ailment, which was war-related.

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Postby Tosun Saral » 16 Aug 2017 12:30

Artillery Hauptmann Rudolf Schaffer (Oberst .d.R.) The hero of Gazze Battles, Hero of Es Salt decorated with K.u.k. 12 medals and Turkish medals. also.
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Re: highest decorated soldiers of the Habsburg empire

Postby Frech » 16 Aug 2017 14:26

Schaffer Rudolf II (*27.01.1882)

KuK:
01.01.1903 Kadettoffiziersstellvertreter (DAR 2) [S04]
01.11.1904 Leutnant (FKR 2) [S10]
01.11.1910 Oberleutnant (GAR 6) [S14]
01.03.1915 Hauptmann [40] (GAR 6) [PVBl. 26/1915]
03.04.1915 Militärverdienstkreuz 3. Kl. mit KD [PVBl. 50/1915]
28.07.1915 transf. zur GHD 4 [PVBl. 111/1915]
12.03.1917 Orden der Eisernen Krone 3. Kl. mit KD.X [PVBl. 56/1917]
28.07.1917 Ritterkreuz des LO mit KD.X [PVBl. 146/1917]

ÖBH1: Major (BAA 6)
23.06.1923 Oberstleutnant (Titel) [VBl. 27/1923]
29.12.1927 Goldenes Verdienstzeichen [VBl. 25/1927]
08.01.1931 Oberstleutnant DKl. IV VwGrp 3 (BAA 6) [VBl. 1/1931]
01.08.1932 vers. zum 6. Brig.Kdo [VBl. 7/1932]
26.09.1933 Oberst (Titel) [VBl. 26/1933]
30.09.1933 Ruhestand [VBl. 26/1933]

GV, LO-R.X, EKO.3.X, MVK.3.X, KTK, VerwM, JK1908, EK1912-13, päpstl. Greg.O., preuß. EK1 (PVBl. 30/1918), ott.silb.Imt.Med. (15.9.1917, PVBl. 90/1918), ott.silb.Liak.Med. (1.3.1917, PVBl. 183/1917), ott.eis.Halbm. (PVBl. 183/1917) [Schem33]


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