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Where would I find my grandfather's WW1 records?

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Re: My grandfather's WW1 records

Posted: 31 Oct 2011 5:46PM GMT
Classification: Query
I have noticed a curious thing -

Summarizing what I've got

"Jozsef was in the k.u. LIR #9. The k.u. LIR #9 was an Honved infantry regiment (Line Infantry Regiment #9?) and not (part of) the joint Austrian/Hungarian army (which was) called the k.u.k. (Imperial and Royal Army).

(In the) k.u., the Royal Hungarian army, Infantry regiments were made up of several battalions and each battalion had 6 companies. The regiment's companies were numbered consecutively. Since Jozsef was in company 11, he was likely in the 2nd battalion of IR9.

Jozsef was wounded late in 1914. There were several battle fronts (on the Eastern Front, in what is now Poland) at that time. LwIR9 was in the battles against the Russians in Galicia (a province(?) of the Austrian/Hungarian empire on the north slopes of the Carpathian mountains).

LwIR9 was assigned to the 26 Line infantry division which was part of the 9th Corps of 4th Army. The 4th army was commanded by Moritz von Auffenberg. The 4th army defeated the Russian 5th Army at the battle at Komarow between Aug 26 and Sept 2. But the 4th then went to the aid of the 3rd Austrian/Hungarian army and both were defeated by the Russian Army at the battle of Rawa fought between Sept 3 and Sept. 11."

Now comes the curious part -
My mother and her twin brother were born in 1913; likewise a brother and sister were born in 1914. If, as above, Grampa was wounded in September 1914 and a family "tradition" and pictures (that I have) report him to be a POW from 1917 to 1919 where was he during the period September 1914 to 1917? A long time to be recuperating.

There was a hint of a transcription error in the discussion that I have excerpted above - maybe that would account for the gap. As a married man of 26 (in 1914) with 3 children at home he should have been exempted from service; on the other hand they were peasant/artisans working at a mine and smelter near Markusovce and as he couldn't buy his way out he was truly cannon fodder!

But may have been called-up later, in 1916/17 not 1914? Or maybe he was wounded, treated and released (1914) only to be called up again in 1916? Does any of that seem reasonable?

cvt

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
carlkotlarchi... 18 Feb 2011 1:29PM GMT 
debatecoach 18 Feb 2011 3:20PM GMT 
charlesvtinte... 19 Feb 2011 12:22AM GMT 
KarenKotlarch... 19 Feb 2011 6:27PM GMT 
anettka 20 Feb 2011 4:03PM GMT 
KarenKotlarch... 20 Feb 2011 8:07PM GMT 
anettka 21 Feb 2011 1:17AM GMT 
charlesvtinte... 31 Oct 2011 11:46PM GMT 
eleanor_thom 27 Oct 2012 9:22PM GMT 
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