Born on 13.3.1913 - died on 4.3.1944 in 'Merelbeke'. The cause of death is not mentioned but he probably died during an air-raid. In the days before D-day the allies conducted multiple air-raids in Belgium to destroy important transport routes for the german army. A large railway station is located in 'Merelbeke' where even today bombs are still found.
'Gefreiter' in a 'Grenadier-Regiment' who died on 25.12.1942 in 'Welikije Luki'. During his death the city was surrounded by the russian army. The Welikije Luki offensive operation was executed by the forces of the Red Army's Kalinin Front against the Wehrmacht's 3rd Panzer Army during the Winter Campaign of 1942–1943 with the objective of liberating the Russian city of Welikije Luki as part of the northern pincer of the Rzhev-Sychevka Strategic Offensive Operation (Operation Mars). Nice 'Edelweiss'-insignia!