Wilhelm Meyer, „Zugwachtmeister Landespolizei“ national police sergeant, Hauptmann Army Infantry.
1) Wehrpass, 11.11.36. With uniform pass photo. One staple loose of the cover.
2) Postcard sized photo war cemetery
Entitled to: Iron Cross 2nd Class (18.7.41).
Born 1902 in Mandelsloh. He served: Nov.24-Oct.35 with the German national police based in Bremen where he was a teacher/trainer at the police school; Oct.35-Nov.36 with Infanterie-Regiment 65 in Delmenhorst; discharged 1936 and called-up again 1940 as Army Oberleutnant; Jun.-Sep.40 with Infanterie-Ersatz-Bataillon 16 in Oldenburg; Sep.40-Aug.41 with Infanterie-Regiment 469 of the 269.Infanterie-Division, till Jan.41 based in Denmark, from Jun.41 onwards active in Northern Russia (Kurland, Pleaskau, Leningrad). He got wounded by shrapnell in his back on 30.7.41 in Gustoschka and died a few days later on 3.8.41 at the field hospital of the division. He is nowadays buried at the war cemetery in Sebesh. His last entered rank in the pass is Oberleutnant but the information below indicates that he was posthumously pronoted to Hauptmann.
Recent information German War Casualties Organization:
Date of birth: 18.04.1902
Place of birth: Mandelsloh
Date of death/becoming missing: 03.08.1941
Place of death/becoming missing: im Feldlaz.269 Losz
Wilhelm Meyer is buried in the military cemetery in Sebesh.
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