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Where would I find my grandfather's WW1 records?

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Re: Where would I find my grandfather's WW1 records?

Posted: 18 Feb 2011 6:29AM GMT
Classification: Query
A couple of comments on Jozsef Gurnik's record, others have already provided an explanation of what it says but I'll add a few things. Jozsef was in the k.u. LIR #9. This was an honved infantry regiment and not the joint AH army called the k.u.k. or Imperial and Royal Army. The k.u. was 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 at that time. LwIR9 was in the battles against the Russians in Galicia. LwIR9 (note the Austrians called the home land armies "landwehr") 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 AH army and both were defeated by the Russian Army at the battle of Rawa fought between Sept 3 and Sept. 11. You can find out lots about these battles on line. Jozsef was probably wounded in one of these battles.
Carl
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 
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