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Pour le mérite holders

Post by Ingo » 09 Dec 2005 18:38

I would like to complete my list about the Pour le mérite holders. Perhaps anybody can help with some dates.

I would like to start with Paul von Hindenburg. It is funny, but I do not have the exact date when he was awarded with the Pour le merite.

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Post by VJK » 09 Dec 2005 18:48

Hi Ingo!

According to this site, Hindenburg received the Pour le Merite on 1 November 1914.

http://www.deutsche-kriegsgeschichte.de/hindenbu.html

He was the 3rd man to receive the award in WWI.

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Post by Ingo » 09 Dec 2005 19:02

Yes, Hindenburg was the 3rd who received this award. The 4th was Hans von Zwehl, he became the Pour le merite on 8.9.1914 !!

So the date on your link must be wrong. The correct date must be between 22.8.1914 and 8.9.1914. And untill today I can´t find it.

Also the date for his Eichenlaub is not correct. I have on my list 23.2.1915.

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Post by JPK » 09 Dec 2005 19:36

Bonsoir.

In" Die Generale des Heeres 1921-1945" Biblio VerlaghBand 5 (Ha-Hi)

Hindenburg :
02.09.1914 pour le mérite
23.02.1915 Eichenlaub zum Orden Pour le mérite

Hope this helps

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Post by Ingo » 09 Dec 2005 19:47

Hello JPK,

many thanks, now I have the correct date.

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Post by Ingo » 11 Dec 2005 21:26

I have completed my list now with help of http://www.pourlemerite.org

But I have now 683 names and not 687. I have coordinated my list with the link twice, without any succes.

For the year 1916 I have only 82 names and not 86.

Perhaps anybody has these 86 names and we can coordinate this.

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Post by Ingo » 12 Dec 2005 09:37

The next is Hans von Zwehl

Born: 1851
Died: 1926

Has anyone the correct dates?

Or has anyone a better pic of him?
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Post by VJK » 12 Dec 2005 14:02

Hi Ingo!

Pour le merite am 8.9.14
Eichenlaub zum PLM am 17.10.17

+ 28.5.26

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Post by Ingo » 12 Dec 2005 14:19

Hello VJK,

many thanks. The dates for PLM are known to me. Now I only need the correct date when he was born.

The next where I have not the correct dates is General der Infanterie Bruno von Mudra.

All I know is:

Born: 1851
Died: 22.11.1931

Also his dates for PLM are known to me.

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Post by AJK » 12 Dec 2005 16:52

Hi Ingo,

von Zwehl, born 27 July, 1851
von Mudra, born 1 April 1851

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Post by Ingo » 12 Dec 2005 17:33

Hello AJK,

many thanks.

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Post by Ingo » 12 Dec 2005 18:06

The next 2 on my list are

General der Infanterie Ewald von Lochow

Born: ?
Died: 11.4.1942

General der Infanterie Fritz von Below

Born: 1853
Died: 23.11.1918

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Post by JPK » 12 Dec 2005 18:14

General der Infanterie Fritz von Below

Born: 23.09.1853
Died: 23.11.1918

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Post by JPK » 12 Dec 2005 18:17

General der Infanterie Ewald von Lochow

Born: 01.4.1855
Died: 11.4.1942

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Post by Ingo » 13 Dec 2005 14:27

Many thanks.

Generalleutnant Robert Kosch

Born: 1866
Died: 22.12.1942

Perhaps anyone has another pic of him.
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