Emil Marx (1889 - 1914) MP

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Birthplace: Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Death: Died in Ypres, Flemish Region, Belgium
Cause of death: Killed in Action
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About Emil Marx

Wounded in the battle at Bayernwald near the village of Wijtschate, Belgium during the month-long "First Battle of Ypres", Nov. 15, 1914. Died in hospital on Dec. 2, 1914. Buried in February 1915. 270,000 German soldiers were casualties during the battle, which became known among Germany offices as "Kindermord" ("Slaughter of the Innoncents") because of the huge number of raw recruits who fell in the battle. Emil Marx was among them.

4th Compnay, 16th Reserve Bavarian Infantry Regiment.

Kgl. Bayer. Bayer. 16. 16. Infanterie-Regiment Großherzog Ferdinand von Toskana Infantry regiment of Grand Duke Ferdinand of Tuscany

Das Regiment war 1914 (vor der Mobilmachung) unterstellt: The regiment was under 1914 (before mobilization):

  • Armeekorps: I. Army Corps: I. Bayerisches Armee-Korps / München Bavarian Corps / Munich
  • Division: 1.(kgl bayer) Division / München Division: 1. (kgl bayer) Division / Munich
  • Brigade: 2. Brigade: 2nd (kgl-bayer-) Infanterie-Brigade / München (kgl-bayer-) Infantry Brigade / Munich
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Emil Marx's Timeline

November 18, 1889
Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
December 2, 1914
Age 25
Ypres, Flemish Region, Belgium
- 1918
Age 24

World War I was a catastrophe for numerous members of our family, whether or not they served in the military. Our oral and documentary history reveal that many of our ancestral villages were burned to the ground, families were forced to flee their homelands as refugees, and many died from the worldwide flu epidemic enabled by wartime conditions.

Members of our family served in the military of both the Entente and the Central powers on all major fronts. Thus far we have documented family members in the US, British, Russian, Romanian, German and Austro-Hungarian armies and navies. Please email me if you are aware of other individuals who should be included.

We know of at least six relatives who died during the war, in the Battles of Tannenburg 1914, Ypres 1914, Isonzo 1915, Bucharest 1916, and Piave 1918, and in the prisoner of war camp at Neuhammer a Quais.

February, 1915
Age 25
Lille, Nord-Pas de Calais, France