- Grouping to Unteroffizier Walter Merker. He must have joined the 13. Kompanie of Infanterie-Regiment 101 around 1937, and got his Soldbuch opened with that unit in August 1939. He saw action in the Polish campaign within the 14. Infanterie-Division and then in the French campaign as well. By the start of the Eastern campaign in June 1941, he had been transferred to Infanterie-Regiment 411 of the 122. Infanterie-Division ("Greif" division), also in the Infanteriegeschütz Kompanie. He now saw a lot of action and quickly began earning awards: the EKII already in July 1941, the Ostmedaille and the KVKII in 1942, the Verwundetenabzeichen in Schwarz and the EKI in 1943 (by then with sister regiment Gren.Rgt.409 also in the 122.ID), and last the Verwundetenabzeichen in Silber after a third wound in Kurland, 1944. Add to that his early Sudeten-Erinnerungs-Medaille, for a total of 7 awards.
- The Soldbuch is in a good condition, with some loose pages but a 100% complete and packed with entries - the awards alone are spread out over 3 different pages. It comes with his Entlassungsschein, his Verpflichtungsschein, as well as a nice "Wehrdienst-Ehrendienst" photo album with a total of 171 photos inside. These show mostly his prewar career with Inf.Rgt.101, some of his RAD service, etcetera. Some photos have been reattached as the photo corners came loose.
Greif Division EK1 Soldbuch & photo album
- Product Code: DL009
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