names of soldiers on the back of graves photo 1940

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names of soldiers on the back of graves photo 1940

Post by Dimitrii » 24 Jan 2021 02:17

Hello,

Can anybody read these last names on the back of these photos, soldiers buried in France 05/06 1940?
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Re: names of soldiers on the back of graves photo 1940

Post by GregSingh » 24 Jan 2021 02:56

My guesses:

Holla
Schulze
Weise
Stener
Klähne?
Pusch
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Re: names of soldiers on the back of graves photo 1940

Post by hucks216 » 24 Jan 2021 11:39

They served with 4.(Schw.)/Pz.Aufkl.Lehr-Abt and were killed on 5th June 1940 at Ponts-ets-Marais. They are all buried next to each other at the Bourdon war cemetery.

Obergefreiter Otto Holla from Essen (DoB - 18th May 1915) - Grave: Block 32 Row 1 Grave 7
Obergefreiter Hermann Schulze from Neetze (DoB - 2nd July 1915) - Grave: Block 32 Row 1 Grave 10
Gefreiter Kurt Weise from Berlin-Rahnsdorf (DoB - 1st Jan 1914) - Grave: Block 32 Row 1 Grave 12
Gefreiter Werner Steuer* from Berlin Friedrichshagen (DoB - 21st Jan 1913) - Grave: Block 32 Row 1 Grave 11
Schütze Alfred Klähne from Berlin Friedrichshagen (DoB - 13th May 1914) - Grave: Block 32 Row 1 Grave 8
Schütze Fritz Pusch from Brunzelwaldau Freystadt (DoB - 5th Sept 1919) - Grave: Block 32 Row Grave 9

* Listed in Ancestry as Paul Steuer - full name Werner Wilhelm Paul Steuer.

(Sources: Ancestry & Volksbund)
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Re: names of soldiers on the back of graves photo 1940

Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 24 Jan 2021 16:00

Klähne - Gefr., not Schütze on postcard.

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Re: names of soldiers on the back of graves photo 1940

Post by hucks216 » 24 Jan 2021 16:13

Waleed Y. Majeed wrote:
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Klähne - Gefr., not Schütze on postcard.

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Not according to the records. His casualty card still states his rank as Schütze.
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Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 24 Jan 2021 18:31

Not contradicting you on his rank. Simply stating what is on the back of the postcard. The one who noted the ranks and names on the back obviously made a mistake.

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Re: names of soldiers on the back of graves photo 1940

Post by hucks216 » 24 Jan 2021 18:36

Waleed Y. Majeed wrote:
24 Jan 2021 18:31
Not contradicting you on his rank. Simply stating what is on the back of the postcard. The one who noted the ranks and names on the back obviously made a mistake.

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Ah OK, apologies.

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Re: names of soldiers on the back of graves photo 1940

Post by Dimitrii » 26 Jan 2021 01:36

Thank you, Hucks and Greg for the due work, much obliged!

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