Harry Reith, Lance Corporal (Gefreiter) Army motorized Infantry
1) Wehrpass, 9.2.42.
2) „Facharbeiterbrief“ certificate for prooved mechanic, 28.9.42.
3) Wages payment tag, 13.10.42. Damaged.
Entitled to: Wound Badge in Black (1.2.44).
Tool maker born 1924 in Helba living in Meiningen. He worked 1939-1942 as tool maker at IP Sauer & Sohn in Meiningen. He served: Oct.42-Jan.43 for basic military training with Panzergrenadier-Ersatz-Bataillon 6 and Panzergrenadier-Ausbildungs-Bataillon 6 in Saalfeld; Jan.-Feb.43 with Feldersatz-Bataillon 31 of the 1.Panzer-Division at that moment based in France preparing for service at the Eastern Front; Feb.43-Aug.44 with Panzergrenadier-Regiment 1 of the 1.Panzer-Division active till Oct.43 in Greece, from Oct.43 onwards in Southern Russia (Ukrain, Shitomir, Winniza, Brody, Zloczow). He got wounded 25.11.43 when he was shot in his left arm, Mar.-May 44 ill from dysentery but stayed at the front. He was KIA on 6.8.44 in Sanok south-eastern Poland. Probably still buried in his field grave as it was not possible to locate him to be transferred to a war cemetery after WW2.
Recent information German War Casualties Organization:
Date of birth: 26.06.1924
Place of birth: Helba-Meinigen
Date of death/becoming missing: 06.08.1944
Place of death/becoming missing: Sanok
Harry Reith was not recovered during our re-interment activities. The planned transfer to the collective cemetery in Przemysl was, therefore, unfortunately not possible. His name is recorded in a particular place in the aforementioned cemetery.