Prof. Richard J. Lachmann

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Prof. Dr. phil. Richard Julius Lachmann, twin

Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Death: September 07, 1916 (31)
Carpathian Mountains, Toplita, Harghita County, Romania (WWI battle of Carny Czeremosz)
Immediate Family:

Son of Julius Lachmann and Emma Lachmann
Husband of Hedwig Brinckmann / Lachmann
Father of Dr. Phil. Elisabeth Ettlinger
Brother of Edwin Julius Lachmann, twin; Mathilde Addi-Baglioni (Lachmann) and Robert Friedrich Lachmann

Occupation: Geologe, Hochschullehrer in Breslau
Managed by: Isaac David
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About Prof. Richard J. Lachmann

Nekrolog/Nachruf/orbituary cf.: Abt. VI, Pp. 19–22 in:

On the old type-written stammbaum in my family, his death is notated "Gef. Karpath." -- Fallen in battle in Carpathia -- modern Romania. This is the best i can come up with as to where this occurred. It is from


August 27, 1916 - Romania declares war on the Central Powers and begins an invasion of Austria-Hungary through the Carpathian Mountains. The Romanians face little opposition initially and advance 50 miles into Transylvania.

September 1, 1916 - Romania is invaded by the newly formed Danube Army, consisting of Germans, Turks and Bulgarians under the command of German General August von Mackensen. This marks the start of a multi-pronged invasion of Romania in response to its aggression against Austria-Hungary.


Thus, it would seem, Richard Lachmann was in the German Army, a member of the Danube Army dispatched to relieve the outnumbered Austro-Hungarians in Romania, and that is where he was killed. Richard's military records show that he was in the Jägerregiment, An Infanterie of the Jäger und Radfahrer Unit of Jäger-Regiment No. 3. 1st Battalion. (Oder Bayer Schneeschuh Bataillon 1). I think this translates to, "Bavarian Jägerregiment No.3 (1st Bavarian Ski Battalions)". Jäger Regiment Nr. 3 was originally formed in May 1915 as part of the Alpenkorps.


See WWI record and Family Tree under "Documents" under the "Media" tab


Im September 1915 trat er als Freiwilliger Schütze in die Schneeschuh-Erstaz-Abteilung in Immenstadt ein. Im Juni 1916 kam er als Gefreiter des 3. Jäger-Regiments ins Feld und machte die Stürme auf Douaumont vor Verdun mit. Er erhielt das Eiserne Kreuz für das Eindringen in das franzosische Fort Souville, über das er seinem Regimentskommandeur Meldung erstattete. Am 7. September ist er in den Karpathenkämpfen durch Kopfschuß beim siegreichen Sturmangriff am Carny Czeremosz gefallen.

In September 1915 he joined as a volunteer Sagittarius in the snowshoe Erstaz department in Immenstadt. In June 1916, he came as a private of the 3rd Hunters Regiment in the field and made the storms on Douaumont before Verdun. He received the Iron Cross to invade the French Fort of Souville, reporting to his regimental commander. On September 7, he fell in the Carpathian fights by headshot in the victorious assault on Carny Czeremosz.

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Prof. Richard J. Lachmann's Timeline

February 23, 1885
Hamburg, Germany
July 14, 1915
Breslau | Wroclaw, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, Germany now Poland
September 7, 1916
Age 31
Toplita, Harghita County, Romania