Peiper Woldemar

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Peiper Woldemar

Post by stevebecker » 23 Jul 2017 02:59

Mates,

I notice something in the Bio of Joachim Peiper, that his father was in East Africa?

Bio of Joachim Peiper
Peiper was born on 30 January 1915 into a middle class family from the Silesian region of Germany. His father, Hauptmann Waldemar Peiper, served in the Imperial German Army and fought in the colonial campaigns in East Africa.[2] In 1915, he retired from active duty for health reasons after contracting malaria. After the war, Waldemar Peiper joined the Freikorps and took part in the Silesian Uprisings.[3]

I have him also with Ottoman Army during the Great war, but not on what front he served?

Do you have any Bio details on Waldemar ?

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S.B

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Re: Peiper Woldemar

Post by danebrog » 23 Jul 2017 06:23

His fathers name was Woldemar. Bio here:
archive.fo/FDvSm
Regarding to these guys he served in DSWA during the revolts...

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Re: Peiper Woldemar

Post by stevebecker » 24 Jul 2017 01:00

Mate,

Sorry but nothing came up?

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Re: Peiper Woldemar

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Re: Peiper Woldemar

Post by stevebecker » 25 Jul 2017 00:50

Mate,

Danke

I didn't know about these early battles in Africa

Imperial Schutztruppe
Peiper, learned like so many young officers, that insurgent Negro in German South-West Africa German settlers are attacking, slaughtering, he knew how he had to act. He retired from the army and joined the Imperial colonial army. Quickly, an expeditionary force was raised to which Peiper enlisted, which was transported by ship on the exotic war zone. From 1904 to 1906 (if any) Late 1905) he was an officer of the Schutztruppe and volunteer of the Herero and Hottentotten war 1904-1907.
On May 24, 1904, he met at Otjemasu with his unit for the first time on the Herero and fought with the company of Captain Franke in advance of the battle of Waterberg. It belonged to the Department of the majors by Estorff from the 1st field Regiment of mounted. In August 1904, Woldemar Peiper was one of the 1,600 German soldiers, who faced about 4,000 Herero and fought against them in many small skirmishes. He was on 15 and 16 August 1904, as the marauding Hereros in the sand box have been thrown, and on the 9th, and on 28 September 1904, when the enemy resistance was completely broken.
Peiper was moved south after the outbreak of the uprising in Hottentotten with his unit. When he (Lieutenant Kurt Hildebrand von Marwitz, 2 December 1904 at his wounds[5]died on November 22, 1904 with the patrol "von der Marwitz') rode, these suffered high losses during Rietmont. Peiper could save after Narib with the rest of the teams. On December 4, 1904, he took part in the storming of the nest of insurgents in Rietmont and was on December 21, 1904, when taking the shipyards at Uibis, where he was wounded by stone fragments (shrapnel) in the face (the face suppuration had to be treated later several times).
After further engagements on 3 January 1905 at Haruchas and 4 January 1905 at Urigams the opponent could be beaten on January 7, 1905 at Urikuribus.
The Herero uprising collapsed in 1905 as far as possible. Peiper was from 1905 to 1906 the III. (food) column Department of the Imperial colonial army in South-West Africa. By the disease (beginning in 1905, in August 1905 he fell ill with malaria at dysentery) and has been the sustained serious injury he first considered to forty percent kriegsbeschädigt . After two years of service in the stranger's went from hospital in Bethany for some time as rest sick after the Lüderitz and then finally back to the home. "

Thank you for the hint.

Cheers

S.B

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