WW1 Ir. NR 150

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WW1 Ir. NR 150

Post by CHRISLEONZAL » 14 Nov 2017 04:33

Hello, my name is Christine and I am very sorry In advance if I have posted this in the wrong area.

I have a relative who was in the German Army during WWI. All I know is he was apart of Infantry Regiment 150, company 3 and died in Field Hospital 283 April 1918 in France and is buried in St. Quentin.

Based off this minimal information, could someone tell me more about Ir. 150, co. 3, Field Hospital 283 and which battle he most likely was fatally injured in? I have been researching this for a year and come up with nothing. I'm very new to this search.

His name was Franz Leonczak, born in 1868, Neuvorwerk Krotoschin. Which raises another question for me, if the age was 20 to enter the military, being born in 1868 makes him a fairly old soldier in 1917. Is this uncommon?

Thank you kindly, Christine

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Re: WW1 Ir. NR 150

Post by GregSingh » 14 Nov 2017 08:23


Look here, in Imperial Germany section of this Forum:
IR 150 Allenstein
If we become increasingly humble about how little we know, we may be more eager to search.

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Re: WW1 Ir. NR 150

Post by Ken S. » 27 Jan 2018 00:30

Franz Leonczak appears in the casualty lists several time. In 1916 he was seriously wounded:


Between late 1916 and the end of 1918 the casualty lists stopped providing unit information, but did include birthdates. There is a man with the same name and location born in 5.10.1894 also listed:




The latter entry states he died of wounds at about the same time as your relative. These four entries are also the only occurrence of this surname in the entire database.

Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 150 has a two volume regimental history, over 700 pages total, so among the more comprehensive ones.

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