GenMj v Rath and Obst V Rath

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GenMj v Rath and Obst V Rath

Post by Elwyn W » 29 Sep 2012 17:21

Using a combination of 1914 rangliste, 1917 DAL and 1926 Ehrenarangliste, I can only come up with

GenMj Leopold Richard Gustav Ludwig von Rath 1864 - 1939

Mj 13.09.06
ObstLt 27.01.13 S
Obst 27.01.15 L21
GenMj AD

I also found he was with the Staff of IR "Markgraf Ludwig Wilhelm (3. badische) Nr 111, 28 ID at the beginning of WW1 and ended up commanding 77 Inf Brig 10 Res Div

There was also a Obst v Rath who was a Lehrer of the Kriegsakademie but he died from wounds commanding IR 71 on 18.03.15

Mj 16.03.05
ObstLt 22.03.12 A
Obst 22.04.14 E

Then I have these two pics: could the commander of Ers IR 29 (part of 67 Inf Brig 223 ID late in the war) be the later GenMj v Rath? And anyone knows the man in the other pic?

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Re: GenMj v Rath and Obst V Rath

Post by Glenn2438 » 29 Sep 2012 20:25

Hi Elwyn,

both photos are of the same guy, Oberst Leopold v. Rath, the later Generalmajor.


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