Here we have another nice flea market catch, that i found a few years ago. We see Jäger Wilhelm Krohne born on 10.07.1891. He wears a Visor Hat for Jäger Unteroffiziere (NCOs) with the Edelweissbadge on the left side of his cap. As i explained before, those badges were given to all german defenders of the Front in Süd-Tirol 1915. His uniform is a so called Schneeschuhlitewka (Skiing-Jacket) with the typical stiched S on the collar. The picture was taken in 1918 on western front.
Thanks to the inscription on the backside, made by the former owner we can research this photo very well.
Wilhelm Krohne was a meber of an unknown battailon of Jäger-Regiment Nr. 3 and he was commanded to the Regiments-Stab (regiment command) when he died in action just six days after his 27th birthday on 16.07.1918 in the battle at the Marne in France. Today his grave is situated at the german military cemetery in Dormans, France, Block 2, Grave 229.
If somebody is living close to that region i would love it to see a picture of his grave today.