Werner Gottschalk

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Werner Gottschalk

Birthplace: Märkisch Friedland, Deutsch Krone, Marienwerder, Westpreussen, Prussia
Death: November 16, 1914 (19)
Wytschaete, West Flanders, Belgium (WWI 7/Grd. R. 9 at The Battle of Messines (1914).)
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Son of Max Moritz Gottschalk and Kaethe Gottschalk

Managed by: Thomas Föhl (c)
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About Werner Gottschalk

Died in WWI fighting for Germany. Wytschaete, West Flanders, Belgium

Werner Gottschalk was in the Colbergsches-Grenadier-Regiment Graf Gneisenau (2. Pommersches) Nr. 9 based out of Stettin (about 110 km west of his hometown of Märkisch Friedland). https://genwiki.genealogy.net/Gren.R_9

The 9th Grenadier-Regiment was part of the 3rd Division of the Germany 2nd Army. https://genwiki.genealogy.net/3._Division_(Alte_Armee)

His 9th Grenadier-Regiment was in the 6th Garde Infanterie-Brigade of the 3rd Division of the German 2nd Army, and from the history of the 3rd Division we can learn a little more about his death. On the day of Werner's death -- 16 Nov 1914 -- his regiment was at Wytschaete.

The reason I think the death year is incorrect above is that The Honor Roll of the Colberg Grenadier Regiment Graf Gneisenau (2nd Pomeranian) No. 9 lists Kriegsfrw. Werner Gottschalk as missing and declared dead at Wytschaete, West Flanders, Belgium on 16 Nov 1914 (not 1915). Company 7 lost many soldiers at Wytschaete during that period, and the information is more detailed. Also, that date a year later doesn't really correspond with any particular battle, while the 1914 absolutely does.

The First Battle of Ypres, in November–December 1914 was a component of the 'Race to the Sea', and from the 4th to the 14th of November, Werner's division was involved in the Battle for the fortified village of Wytschaete on the plateau of Messines Ridge. See also The Battle of Messines (1914).

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Werner Gottschalk's Timeline

July 9, 1895
Märkisch Friedland, Deutsch Krone, Marienwerder, Westpreussen, Prussia
November 16, 1914
Age 19
Wytschaete, West Flanders, Belgium