Help with Infanterieregiment Graf Jellačić Nr. 79

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Mstoysav
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Help with Infanterieregiment Graf Jellačić Nr. 79

Post by Mstoysav » 16 Jan 2020 21:29

For over a 100 years our family had known that Jandre Stojsavljevic had been killed, other then that it remained a blank

Recently I made efforts to track him down and found he had been killed on 22/11/1914 whilst serving in Infaterieregiment Graf Jellačić Nr. 79.

So far I have failed to find out where he died, where he is buried and little meaningful information about the regiment. To track down anything that was his would be amazing.

Successive Balkan wars have obliterated much of the history/records, I know nothing about his past or family .

I would be most grateful for assistance

Ps apology if this post is in wrong part of the forum

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Re: Help with Infanterieregiment Graf Jellačić Nr. 79

Post by Ken S. » 21 Jan 2020 03:57

Have you come across this already?
This paper is dedicated to the hundredth anniversary of the First World War and the members from Lika of the 79th Infantry Regiment Joint Forces from Otočac (K.u.K. Otočaner Infaterieregiment Graf Jellačić Nr. 79., abbreviated: IR 79), known as the “Jelačićevci”. It was complemented from the regions of Karlobag, Primorje, Gospić, Udbina, Gračac, Zavalje - Korenica, Otočac, Brinje and Slunj. As it contained mostly men from the Lika region it was given the title of “The Lika Regiment”. In the paper is described its participation in the Winter Battles for the Carpathians from 1915, one of the most horrific battles of that war. At the same it is also a tribute to the great sacrifices of this regiment in these bloody operations. Before their arrival at the Carpathians and Galicia the “Jelačićevci” led a bloody battle in Serbia during 1914. (google translate)
https://hrcak.srce.hr/index.php?show=cl ... zik=249771

Perhaps the author could be of more assistance.

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Re: Help with Infanterieregiment Graf Jellačić Nr. 79

Post by Mstoysav » 24 Jan 2020 20:40

Thanks Ken, really appreciate your time and support.

I am still struggling to pinpoint his regiment for Sunday 22 nd November 1914. There were no significant battles on that day to explain his death other than he had been wounded in an earlier battle.

He almost certainly died in Serbia and his regiment and Austro Hungarian were spectacularly defeated by Serb army.... irony of it all

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Re: Help with Infanterieregiment Graf Jellačić Nr. 79

Post by waldo88 » 25 Jan 2020 21:22

In 1914 IR 79 was in
71 Brig
36 ID
XIII Korps
5 Armee

At this time 5 Armee was engaged in the Kolubara Battle.

wp

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Re: Help with Infanterieregiment Graf Jellačić Nr. 79

Post by Mstoysav » 26 Jan 2020 11:02

Waldo thank you very much... this has certainly helped to shed some light on our families history, clarified a huge mystery about the circumstances of his death.

Is there a likelihood that a report of his death might exist or personal possessions

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Re: Help with Infanterieregiment Graf Jellačić Nr. 79

Post by luda » 01 Jan 2021 19:24

Mstoysav wrote:
26 Jan 2020 11:02
Is there a likelihood that a report of his death might exist or personal possessions
Try searching here prvisvjetskirat.arhiv.hr
Did you spell the name correctly, Jandre Stojsavljević?
Try to contact Hrvatski državni arhiv (HDA), Zagreb, have " Matične knjige umrlih vojnih osoba 79. pješačke pukovnije za vrijeme 1914-1919." Registers of deceased military personnel of the 79th Infantry Regiment during 1914-1919.
http://www.stajnica.com/sites/default/f ... ominac.pdf
Kolubara_16-28. studenoga 1914.jpg
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Re: Help with Infanterieregiment Graf Jellačić Nr. 79

Post by luda » 03 Jan 2021 11:35

source: Verlustliste Nr. 399. (Nr. 399. /1916)
Verlustliste Nr. 399. (Nr. 399_1916).jpg
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Re: Help with Infanterieregiment Graf Jellačić Nr. 79

Post by PetrusLupis » 10 Jan 2023 20:26

It's great Mstoysav was looking for the mentioned regiment.
I myself am tracking my ancestor Petar Vukovic who died in 1918 in the same regiment. We have only managed to get the information he was likely poisoned by eating a soup, but we never found his exact details on the matter.

Are there any data on cases such as this, because no one knows where he was buried, but there was a rumor it happened in Slavonia, modern east Croatia, or west Serbia.

Any help with shematismus or related records would be of great help!

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