Wehrpass and Militärpass grouping to Oberzahlmeister Kurt Vettermann, who was the owner of a textile factory. Encouraged by patriotism in the opening days of the First World War, he volunteered for two years of service in August 1914. Fighting with Reserve-Infanterie-Regiment 243 in Flanders, he was wounded in the First Battle of Ypres, confirmed by the great entry "30.10.14 im Calvarienwald bei Molenarelsthoek gegen 10u verwundet" in his Militärpass. The "Molenaarelst" is situated on the road from Zonnebeke to Beselare. After his recovery, he served with Kraftfahrer units on the Western Front again in France. Vettermann finished the war as Unteroffizier, earning the EKII, the Verwundetenabzeichen in Schwarz and the Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer for his WWI service.  

During the mobilisation of August 1939, Vettermann was called up again to serve with Infanterie-Ersatz-Bataillon 456. He was promoted to the officer rank of Zahlmeister in July 1940, and then to Oberzahlmeister in January 1941. He stayed with his unit in the Heimat until he was released from the Wehrmacht in July 1941, allowing him to resume his work in his nylon factory. 

Both booklets are in very good condition. The Militärpass has an extra cover and many extra pages inserted. The Wehrpass is a first issue from July 1937.

Officer Wehrpass & Militärpass, Ypres 1914 WIA

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