last german soldier to be killed in WW1

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last german soldier to be killed in WW1

Postby Panzergrenadier2967 » 13 Jan 2018 21:18

I know that the first of 2 millions of Germans killed between 1914 and 1918 was Leuntant Albert Mayer of Jäger Regt-zu-Pferd Nr 5 on 2nd august 1914 during the skirmish of Joncherey. Who was the last killed on 11th November 1918?

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Re: last german soldier to be killed in WW1

Postby Sheldrake » 14 Jan 2018 00:21

I am not sure 11th November had the same finality that it had in the Entente. Germany was in a state of revolution and slipping into a year of civil war. Are you talking about "German soldier killed by the allies" or "German soldier killed by some other internecine violence"

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Re: last german soldier to be killed in WW1

Postby Waleed Y. Majeed » 14 Jan 2018 00:28

Only soldiers or does this also include navy?

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Re: last german soldier to be killed in WW1

Postby Terry Duncan » 14 Jan 2018 00:33

I am not sure of the last soldier killed within the actual limits of WWI, but I think the final man killed was a Lt Tomas who was shot by American troops who had not heard of the ceasefire, when he walked towards them to tell them they could billet in the buildings his men had been using as they had vacated it. A very sad story, and as far as I know the final loss of the war. The linked article is all I can find online, but a couple of TV programs have mentioned the incident in recent years.

https://owlcation.com/humanities/World- ... st-Morning

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Re: last german soldier to be killed in WW1

Postby Polar bear » 14 Jan 2018 17:33

hi,

Waleed Y. Majeed wrote:Only soldiers or does this also include navy?

If the answer were YES and one includes deaths after November, 11, do the 9 men shot at Scapa Flow (please, no discussion how rightful that was!) on June, 21, 1919, count ?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scuttling ... #Reactions

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Re: last german soldier to be killed in WW1

Postby Waleed Y. Majeed » 14 Jan 2018 17:53

That's what I was thinking of too if 11/11 1918 is not the final day of hostilities.
Also thinkimg of Africa. When did hostilities end there?

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Re: last german soldier to be killed in WW1

Postby Terry Duncan » 14 Jan 2018 22:36

Polar bear wrote:hi,

Waleed Y. Majeed wrote:Only soldiers or does this also include navy?

If the answer were YES and one includes deaths after November, 11, do the 9 men shot at Scapa Flow (please, no discussion how rightful that was!) on June, 21, 1919, count ?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scuttling ... #Reactions

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Technically yes as the peace treaty stated 28/06/1919 was the end of the war, as indeed to many war memorials, but I was presuming the OP meant the last to die in the actual fighting. It could get real technical if we start to include people deployed in Russia and with Turkish/Greek clashes over the post-war borders, as it is quite likely we have yet to see the last person killed as a result of WWI.

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Re: last german soldier to be killed in WW1

Postby Polar bear » 14 Jan 2018 23:46

hi, Waleed,

Waleed Y. Majeed wrote:Also thinkimg of Africa. When did hostilities end there?

Two weeks later : http://www.history.com/this-day-in-hist ... surrenders

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