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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.

Jake


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