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Paul Lachmann

Birthplace: Braunschweig, Niedersachsen, Germany
Death: December 09, 1914 (29)
WWI, Beuthen, Oppeln, Schlesien, Preussen (Illness after being wounded, died at Hospital)
Immediate Family:

Son of Hermann Lachmann and Henriette Lachmann
Brother of Rebekka Bertha Lachmann; Albert Lachmann and Minna Thomas

Managed by: Dan Bodenheimer (Cousin Detective)
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About Paul Lachmann

Paul Lachmann was born in Braunschweig, Niedersachsen, Germany on 20 November 1885, the third of four children born to Hermann Lachmann and his wife Henriette Sachs. Paul was my grandfather Edgar's 3rd cousin. He was named after his Uncle Paul Lachmann who died earlier that year on 10 January 1885 in Berlin -- my great grandmother Rosi's 2nd cousin

Paul joined the German Army in 1914 as a Grenadier and was assigned to the 8th Kompanie of Reserve-Infanterie-Regiment, Nr. 93. The 93rd was formed up in Berlin, which is where Paul was living at the time, and was part of the 15. Reserve-Infanterie-Brigade of the 1. Garde-Reserve-Division of the Garde-Reserve-Korps of the 9.Armee at the time of his death.

On 17 Feb 1915 it was reported that Paul had died in WWI two months earlier on 9 Dec 1914. He died in a hospital in Beuthen, Oppeln, Schlesien of an illness after being lightly wounded on the Eastern Front.

By looking at the war record for the German 9th Army, I suspect he was wounded in the Battle of Lowicz-Sanniki that took place between 30 Nov 1914 and 17 Dec 1914 under the command of General August von Mackensen against the Russian First Army led by General Alexander Litvinov. Lowicz and Sanniki are two towns on the Eastern Front in Poland, just west of Warsaw.

Beuthen is about 300 km Southwest of that area, deep in Germany territory at the time. A good place for a proper hospital in a large German town. The exact place of his death was a city medical facility set aside for reservists, so it sounds like the military appropriated one of Beuthen's hospitals for war wounded. I suspect he is buried in Beuthen.

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Paul Lachmann's Timeline

November 30, 1885
Braunschweig, Niedersachsen, Germany
December 9, 1914
Age 29
WWI, Beuthen, Oppeln, Schlesien, Preussen