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Offline Tim Bell

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St Gilles Church, Montauban
« on: May 27, 2021, 05:07:54 PM »
Under German occupation the image shows the view from the south side of the church, overlooking the cemetery. Posted 11/08/1915.
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Re: St Gilles Church, Montauban
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2021, 08:55:40 AM »
Tim, as requested
Photo 1
The Church in Montauban as seen from among the shattered graves in the cemetery.

Photo 2

Geschrieben 11.8.1915
Meine Lieben
Brief gestern erhalten wofür ich herzlich danke. In Urlaub komme ich voraussichtlich ?-20 des Monats oder zum 1.IX. Haben zur Zeit sehr notwendig. Soweit gehts mir noch gut bin Gott sei dank auch noch bei guter Gesundheit was die Hauptsache ist. Es grüßt Euch Alle auf gesundes baldigs Wiedersehen. Dein Bruder
Landwehrmann Baptist Kurtz/Kuck/Kück
1. bayrische Landwehr Infanterie Regiment 4
1. bayrische Landwehr Division
Regiments Unterstab
Viele Grüße auch an Dein ________? Schwager

Written 11.8.1915
My dears
Letter received yesterday, for which I thank you very much. I expect to be on leave ?-20 of the month or by 1.IX. Have very necessary at present. So far I am still in good health, thank God, which is the main thing. I greet you all and hope to see you again soon. Your brother.
Landwehrmann Baptist Kurtz/Kuck/Kück
1. bavarian Landwehr Infantry Regiment 4
1. bavarian Landwehr Division
Regiments Echelon
Many greetings also to your _____? brother-in-law

Landwehr is similar to the TF but comprising of older men
His name is not clear but I‘m still looking for him in the service records.

Photo 3
Mrs Mari Heinkelmann
_________________?
Bamberg, Bavaria
Zollnerstraße 3e 5i

Charlie



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Re: St Gilles Church, Montauban
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2021, 09:00:09 AM »
Hi Charlie,
Great Job.  Many thanks.
Interesting that another Bavarian Unit was present in August 1915.
Tim
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Re: St Gilles Church, Montauban
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2021, 09:59:58 AM »
Tim, you‘re welcome. As far as I can ascertain KB LIR 4 was never near Montauban in 1915 as it spent the year in Alsace - Lorraine but the area was held by the 1st Bavarian Army Corps + the 10th Bavarian Infantry Division.
Charlie

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Re: St Gilles Church, Montauban
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2021, 11:29:52 AM »
there were two montaubans in france,the one the manchesters attacked was just a small village that only had 200+residents and still does

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Re: St Gilles Church, Montauban
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2021, 04:41:59 PM »
Tim
The card was sent by Baptist Johann Keck, he had done his national service in 1899-1901 and was recalled in August 1914 and served throughout the war.
His Sister was a railway coach attendant - Wagenwärter.
Charlie

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Re: St Gilles Church, Montauban
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2021, 08:09:51 PM »
Fantastic sleuthing, Charlie
Thanks
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