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Husaren-Regiment Königin Wilhelmina der Niederlande (Hannoversches) Nr.15

IX Armee-Korps Altona Kd.Gen.: Gen.Lt. v. Quast
18 Division Flensburg Gen.Lt. Frhr. v. Lüttwitz
18. Kav.Brig. Altona Gen.Maj. v. Heydebreck
Garnison: Wandsbek
Chef des Regiments: I.M. Königin Wilhelmina der Niederlande
Kdr. Des Regiments: Oberstlt. Frhr. v. Hoverbeck gen. v. Schoenaich

Stiftungstag des Regiments: 19. Dezember 1803

Errichtung:
Am 19. Dezember 1803 wurde innerhalb der von König Georg III. von England von 1803 bis 1806 aus ehemaligen hannoverschen Soldaten aufgestellten Deutsche Legion ein 1. und ein 2. Husaren-Regiment formiert, die als Stammtruppe des Regiments gelten.
Diese Legion wurde 1815 aufgelöst.
Am 25. Februar 1816 traten beide Husaren-Regimenter in hannoversche Dienste über.
Das 1. Husaren-Regiment erhielt die Benennung Garde-Husaren-Regiment mit der Garnison Hannover, das 2. Husaren-Regiment ging nach Osnabrück.
1830 wurde das 2. Husaren-Regiment in Königs-Husaren-Regiment umbenannt.
1833 wurden die Garde-Husaren mit den Königs-Ulanen zu einem Königs-Dragoner-Regiment mit der Garnison in Verden zusammengezogen. Die Königs-Husaren formierten mit den Herzog von Cumberland-Ulanen das Königin-Dragoner-Regiment mit der Garnison in Osnabrück.
1838 wurde der Zustand von vor 1833 wieder hergestellt.
Nach dem Feldzug gegen Österreich 1866 und der Annektion Hannovers durch Preußen, trat ein großer Teil der hannoverschen Offiziere zu Preußen über.
Durch A.K.O. vom 27. September 1866 wurde befohlen, durch je zwei Eskadrons der beiden ein Linien-Husaren-Regiment zu vier Eskadrons zu formieren. Durch A.K.O. vom 2. Oktober 1866 erhielt das Regiment die Bezeichnung Husaren-Regiment Nr.15, die am 7. November 1876 in Hannoversches Husaren-Regiment Nr.15 umbenannt wurde. Als Garnision wurde dem Regiment am 11. Oktober 1867 Düsseldorf zugewiesen.
Nach dem Rückmarsch des Regiments aus dem Feldzug gegen Frankreich 1871, rückte das Regiment im Juni in seine neue Garnison Wandsbek ein.
Am 31. August 1898 erhielt das Regiment seinen endgültigen Namen nach der neuen Inhaberin der Chef-Stellung: Husaren-Regiment Königin Wilhelmina der Niederlande (Hannoversches) Nr.15.
Durch A.K.O. vom 24. Januar 1899 wurde dem Regiment die Tradition der früheren Hannoverschen Husaren-Regimenter Nr.1 und Nr.2 verliehen und als Stiftungstag der 19. Dezember 1803 festgesetzt.
Aus den Feldzügen:
Das 1. und 2. Husaren-Regiment der Stammtruppe innerhalb der Deutschen Legion wurden am 6. September 1807 gegen Dänemark eingesetzt, wo am 6. September 1807 Kopenhagen fiel.
1808 erhoben sich Spanien und Portugal gegen Napoleon. Die Husaren-Regimenter wurden von England zur Hilfe gegen den Korsen eingesetzt und verblieben bis April 1814 auf der iberischen Halbinsel bei Telnahme an zahlreichen Schlachten und Gefechten. Anschließend wurden sie zur Besatzung der Niederlande bestimmt. Am 18. Juni 1815 nahm das 1. Husaren-Regiment an der Schlacht bei Waterloo teil.
Im Feldzug gegen Österreich 1866 stellte sich Hannover mit den Süddeutschen Staaten und Hessen auf die Seite der Österreicher gegen Preußen.
Die Hannoverschen Truppen mussten am 29. Juni 1866 in der Schlacht bei Langensalza kapitulieren. Die Hannoversche Armee hörte damit auf zu existieren.
Im Feldzug gegen Frankreich 1870/71 kämpfte das preußische Husaren-Regiment Nr.15 bei Spichern und Gravelotte und nahm dann im November 1870 an der Einschließung von Metz teil. Anschließend wurde das Regiment zur Abdrängung der französischen Ostarmee und deren Übertritt über die Schweizer Grenze beteiligt. Ende Juni 1871 zog das Regiment siegreich in die Garnison Wandsbek ein.
Uniform:
Attila* dunkelblau, weiße Schnüre, Kolpak* zitronengelb, Pelz dunkelblau mit schwarzem Pelzbesatz, Offiziere Pelzbesatz weiß, auf den Achselschnüren weiß-metallenes gotisches W mit Krone, Pelzmütze vier silberne Lorbeerblätter: PENINSULA, WATERLOO, EL BODON, BAROSSA.
Weltkrieg 1914 bis 1918
Das Regiment rückte zunächst im Brigade-Verband mit Husaren 16 in Belgien ein und stieß bis über die Marne nach Frankreich vor. Nach dem Rückzug September 1914 ging es nach Flandern, um den rechten Flügel der Armee bis zum Meer zu verlängern. Die Husaren wurden als Reiter und als Schützen im Graben eingesetzt. Ende November 1914 wurde das Regiment in den Osten verlegt und in Polen eingesetzt. Im Februar 1915 nahm es an der Winterschlacht in Masuren teil, anschießend wurde es nach Litauen und Kurland verlegt. Im Jahre 1917 wurde das Regiment zunächst im Kampf gegen das Bandenunwesen im Etappengebiet eingesetzt. Im Juli 1917 wurde es den Österreichern zur Hilfe gegen die russischen Großangriffe in Ostgalizien beigegeben. Bis Mitte 1918 wurden die Eskadrons des Regiments dann verschiedenen Etappenkommandanturen zum Polizei- und Sicherungsdienst in Rumänien zur Verfügung gestellt. Anschließen kam das Regiment in die Gegend von Minsk, um dort bis Kriegsende die gleichen Tätigkeiten zu verrichten.
Am 30. Januar 1919 traf das Regiment wieder in Wandsbek ein, wo sogleich die Demobilisierung und Auflösung des Regiments begann.
Am 1. April 1919 wurde jedoch eine neue Eskadron zusammengestellt, die die Unruhen in Hamburg bekämpfte.
Diese Reste des alten Regiments kamen später zum Reichswehr-Kavallerie-Regiment 9 und wurden dann dem Reiter-Regiment Nr.14 zugeteilt.
Die Tradition übernahm die 1.Eskadron, Reiter-Regiment 14 in Ludwigslust.
Literatur:
Geschichte des Husaren-Regiments Nr.15, Wandsbek 1905
Husaren heraus! Von E. Fiebig, Berlin 1933
* A.K.O. = Allerhöchste Kabinetts-Order
* Kolpak = Bunte Tuchabdeckung der Pelzmütze, beutelförmig links herabhängend
*Attila = Schnurbesetzter Rock der Husaren, durch Knebeln und Rosetten geschlossen
Source: Die Preussischen Kavallerie-Regimenter by Hugo F.W. Schulz, 1992
Translation to follow!

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On the 19th December 1803 a 1st and 2nd Husaren-Regiment was formed during the reign of King George III. of England from the former Hannoverian soldiers of the Kings’s German Legion, which units are considered the ancestral predecessors of the Regiment. The legion was dissolved in 1815.

On the 25th February 1816 both regiments were taken into Hannoverian services.

The 1st Husaren-Regt. received the title Garde-Husaren-Regiment with Hannover as a garrison, the second regiment went to Osnabrück. In 1830 the second regiment was named “Königs-Husaren-Regiment”. In 1833 the Garde-Husaren were united with the Königs-Ulanen zu form a “Königs-Dragoner-Regiment” in the garrison of Verden. The Königs-Husaren formed together with the Cumberland-Ulanen the “Königin-Dragoner-Regiment” in Osnabrück. In 1838 the status reverted to the state previous to 1833. After the campaign against Austria in 1866 and the annexation of Hannover by Prussia, many of the Hannoverian officers went into Prussian services.

By A.K.O. of 27th September 1866 two squadrons of the Westphalian Husaren-Regimenter 8 and 11 were ordered to form a new regiment with 4 squadrons. By A.K.O. of 2nd October 1866 the regiment received the title “Husaren-Regiment No.15”, which was changed to Hannoversches Husaren-Regiment No.15” on 7th November 1867. The regiment took up quarters in Düsseldorf on 11th October 1867.

After the return ot the regiment from the war of 1871, the regiment moved into it’s new garrison Wandsbek.

On 31st August 1898 the regiment received it’s final title after it’s new honorary commander in chief, “Husaren-Regiment Königin Wilhelmina der Niederlande (Hannoversches) No.15”

By A.K.O. (highest cabinet order) of 24th January 1899 the tradition of the regiment was officially laid down as to the former Hannoverian 1st and 2nd Husaren-Regimenter, and the date of establishment as per 19th December 1803.

Campaigns

The orginal troops of the 1st and 2nd Husaren-Regt. within the King’s German Legion saw action against Denmark, the city of Copenhagen fell on 6th December 1807.

In 1808 Spain and Portugal rose up against Napoleon. The Husar Regiments were sent by England to help against Napoleon and remained on the Iberian Peninsula till April 1814, taking part in various battles and skirmishes, after which they served in the occupation of the Netherlands. On 18th June 1815 the 1st Husaren-Regiment took part in the Battle of Waterloo under the command of Wellington.

Durng the campaign against Austria in 1866, Hannover sided with the southern German states on the side of Austria and against Prussia.

The Hannoverian troops were forced to capitulate after the battle of Langensalza on 29th June 1866. The Hannoverian army then ceased to exist.

During the campaign against France in 1870/71 the Prussian Husaren-Regiment No.15 fought at Spichern and Gravelotte and took part in the encirclement of Metz in November 1870. The regiment was then involved in pushing the French army back and preventing it’s crossing of the Swiss frontier. At the end of 1871 the victorious Regiment entered it’s new garrison Wandsbek.

Uniform: Dark blue Attila (tunic), white trim, Kolpak lemon-yellow. Cape with black fur trim, for officers, white. On the shoulder cords were the white metal cyphers of a gothic W with a crown. On the fur busby was a scroll with the battle honours: “Peninsula-Waterloo-El.Bodon-Barossa”

World War 1914-18

The Regiment moved forward as a Brigade together with Husaren-Regiment 16 nto Belgium, and pushed over the Marne through France. After the retreat at the beginning of September 1914, it went to Flanders to expand the right flank of the army to the coast. The Husars served als riders and dismounted in the trenches. At the end of November the Regiment was transferred to the East and saw service in Russian-Poland.  In February 1915 it took part in the winter battle of Masuren, after which it was transferred to Lithuania and Kurland. In 1917 the Regiment saw service in action against partisan activity in the rear areas. In July 1917 it was sent to help the Austrians against the Russian major offensive in East Galicia. Mid 1918 single squadrons of the Regiment served in the rear areas in policing and security duties in Rumania. The Regiment was afterwards transferred to Minsk, carrying out the same duties as previously till the end of the war.

On the 30th January 1919 the Regiment arrived back in Wandsbek, where the demobilisation and dissolution of the Regiment began. On the 1st April 1919 however, a new squadron was raised in order to put down the revolts and unrest in Hamburg. The remainder of the former regiment came later to Reichswehr-Kavallerie-Regiment 9 and finally to Reiter-Regiment 14.

The tradition of the regiment was maintained by 1st Squadron of Reiter-Regiment No.14 in Ludwigslust.

 

Literature:

Geschichte des Husaren-Regiments Nr.15, Wandsbek 1905

Husaren heraus! Von E. Fiebig, Berlin 1933

Wandsbeker Husaren by Werner Faerber, Heinevetter Hamburg, 1991

 

* A.K.O. = Allerhöchste Kabinetts-Order = Highest Cabinet Order

* Kolpak = Coloured cloth top on a busby with a bag hanging to the left side

*Attila = Husar style of tunic with Hungarian knot embellishment

Source: Die Preussischen Kavallerie-Regimenter by Hugo F.W. Schulz, 1992

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Here are some pictures I took a few years ago in Wandsbek (near Hamburg). They are from a private display within a home for the elderly. The home is called Domizil zum Husaren, and is situated on the Juthornstrasse between the former regimental barracks and the exercise grounds (Exerzierplatz). The selection is very small but certainly unique and is displayed in a large showcase in the floor below the reception on the ground floor. Anyone can visit at any time, just ask at the reception if you are ever visiting in Hamburg. The items have been several times on loan in various displays and exhibitions locally in the past decade. This collection was carefully put together under the expertise of Hans-Werner Faerber, an ex-Bundeswehr officer, now retired and living in Goslar, and at much expense. The first picture shows two uniform jackets (Attilas) from the regiment, on the left, an other ranks version, on the right is the tunic of a major, and I am convinced, this was the tunic of the last peacetime Adjutant of the regiment, Major Freiherr von Tettau (whose cap I have in my collection. The tunic is complete with the barrel sash, which has been wrongly fitted over the tunic with the sword belt, which was always worn under the tunic!

In the back of the showcase are two lances with pennants, one for an NCO (heraldic eagle) and one for other ranks

Apart from that are also two cavalry swords. The next pic. is of the Majors tunic, and the third shows his decorations, not sure, however, if they originally belonged to the tunic wearer. They are: The Red Eagle Order 4th class, the Kriegshilfsdienst cross, cross for 1866 and the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Memorial-Medal 1897 (Gedächtnis-Medaille).

Apart from this, there is another small museum in Wandsbek, The Wandsbeker Heimatmuseum, which has one whole room devoted to the history of the regiments, with three and a half full figures in uniform, including the rare fieldgrey Attila for a Wachtmeister. This together with many other original souvenirs, unique photos and documents make this collection, probably the only one of its kind. The original collection in a larger house was destroyed in the bombing in July 1943, but since re-established in the postwar years with the help of donations from private sources. The museum is open on Tuesday afternoons and on the first Sunday of the month. Opening hours can be seen in the internet page of the Bürgerverein Wandsbek under the museum section.

 

 

 

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And here is an old comrade's badge (Zivilnadel) for former members of the regiment.
It is nicely designed, using the form of a rosette, as found on a Husar's tunic (one of 10) with the shoulder strap monogram of Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands. It is difficult to date this item, probably after WW1 and maybe even postwar. Could theoretically have been worn up to when the last member of the regiment died. One of the last was Hans Dose, who served 1914-18 and was featured in a local newspaper, being over 100 at the time, I think that was around 1997.
There is an identical example of this in the local museum, and may be considered rare. This was purchased a couple of years ago from a well known Hamburg Militaria store. There were also various other designs of badge, in enamels, The former Association was known as Husaren Kameradschaft Wandsbek, and existed certainly till the late 1970s and was then taken over by the Bürgerverein Wandsbek, and also by the local Bundeswehr in the Helmut-Schmidt-Universität, Douamont-Kaserne. Each year on Volkstrauertag, a Sunday in November, wreaths are laid before the memorial, at least until recently.
A new directive has now been brought out by Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen has officially stopped all such ceremonies in the future.

 

Graphic detail of shoulder insignia,
left, Attila, right, Mantel

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Husaren-Regiment Nr. 15
Casualty Lists - Roll of Honour 1914-18 - Husaren-Regiment 15, Wandsbek
Compiled on order of the Officers Association of the regiment by E.v.Trautwitz-Hellwig, retired Major, at Puvogels Bookprinters in Wandsbek

Das Königlich Preußische Husaren-Regiment Königin Wilhelmina der Niederlande (Hannoversches) Nr. 15 im Weltkriege 1914-1918. Nach amtlichen Kriegstagebüchern und Berichten von Mitkämpfern bearbeitet im Auftrage des Offizier-Vereins des Regiments von E. v. Trauwitz-Hellwig, Major a.D., Puvogels Buchdruckerei Wandsbek

Officers
Dienstgrad Name Vorname Geburtsdatum & Ort Todesdatum & Ort Einheit Bemerkungen
Major BEHR Ernst, von 07.02.1873 02.11.1918 b. Fergeux Kdeur. Kür.-Rgt. 1 gefallen
Oberleutn. d.Res. BOCKUM Florens, von 23.04.1879 Bochum 11.05.1915 Givenchy beim IR 136, 9. Komp. gen. DOLFFS, gefallen
Leutnant d.Res. BOTHE - 20.10.1918 Hamburg I. Ldst. Esk. IX. AK gefallen
Leutnant d.Res. DAUBE - 08.12.1917 Moorslede Flieger gefallen
Leutnant ERNST Herbert, von Stuttgart 04.06.1916 Hamburg beim Ulan.-Rgt. 13 Krankheit
Leutnant FRESE Enno, von 23.09.1891 Bückeburg 27.08.1914 Boursies (Cambrai) auf Patrouille gefallen
Leutnant d.Res. HAYN Max 03.11.1890 Hamburg 08.12.1918 Sarmy, Wolhynien, Ukraine Stab II. Batl. Ldst.-Batl. Stade Verwundung
Leutnant HERRMANN - - 19.04.1917 Moronvilliers bei J.St. 31 d. Flieg.Tr. gefallen
Major HOFFMANN VON HOFFMANNSEGG Guido, Graf von 05.03.1837 05.12.1915 Jäg.-Rgt. z.Pf. 7, Ers.-Batl. Herzleiden
Leutnant HOLL Werner 01.12.1896, Pforzheim 06.07.1918 Batilly Flieg.-A.A. 206 vermißt
Leutnant KOENEMANN Egon 08.08.1896 Charlottenburg 22.08.1917 Lombartzyde Jagd-Staffel Boelcke gefallen
Leutnant u. Flugzeugf. LOEHSSL Georg, Ritter und Edler von 24.11.1896 15.06.1918 b. Gent Bomben-Geschw. III Absturz
Leutnant d.Res. MICHAHELLES Otto 10.04.1890 Hamburg 10.02.1917 Gefsch. Champenoux Flieg.-Abt. 257 gefallen
Obltnt. d.Res. MITTELSTEN-SCHEID Otto Barmen 29.03.1916 Res.-Laz. Barmen RIR 86, III. Batl. Krankheit
Leutnant d.Res. MÜLLER Rudolf Köln am Rhein 11.05.1915 Givenchy beim Rgt.-Stab IR 136 gefallen
Leutnant d.Res. PLANGE - - 15.09.1914 Ribécourt beim Hus.-Rgt. 6 gefallen
Rittmeister PLATEN von - 20.03.1920 Hamborn Reichswehr-Kav.-Schüt.-Rgt. 61 bei den Unruhen gefallen
Rittmeister d.Res. ROEDER Theodor, von 25.09.1875 13.04.1917 b. Craonne b. Drag.-Rgt. 3 gefallen
Leutnant d.Res. SCHLUTIUS Hans Berlin 1917 gefallen
Ltnt. d.Res. SCHÖNINGH Ferdinand Paderborn 14.09.1914 Hosp. d. barmherz. Schwestern, Compiégne 5. Esc. 01.09.1914 verwundet
Leutnant STIETENCRON Iwan, von 16.10.1890 Schötmar 10.08.1914 Linsmeau, Belgien 2. Esc. gefallen
Oberbeamte
Dienstgrad Name Vorname Geburtsdatum & Ort Todesdatum & Ort Bemerkungen
Ober-Zahlmstr. TIEDCKE - - 08.08.1914 Laz. Altona Krankheit
Unteroffiziere und Mannschaften
2. Feld-Eskadron (2nd Field Squadron)
Dienstgrad Name Vorname Geburtsdatum & Ort Todesdatum & Ort Einheit Bemerkungen
Husar BOLLMANN Ewald Clauen 01.09.1914 Néry 2. Eskadron vermißt
Husar BOYSEN-KIPP Ingwer Mönkebüll, Husum 03.06.1915 Lawgole 2. Eskadron gefallen
Husar KIPP Arnold Bokel 21.08.1914 Tournai 2. Eskadron auf Patrouille
Husar PETERSEN Hermann Brodersdorf, Plön 06.02.1916 Revier Krischkinan 2. Eskadron Verwundung
Husar PFEIFFER Wilhelm Schwiebus, Frankfurt a.O. 07.09.1916 Rushe 2. Eskadron auf Feldwache
Gefreiter PINN Paul Lohse, Eckernförde 03.11.1914 Pt. Haye-Fe. 2. Eskadron gefallen
Husar PREUSS Ewald Treptow a.d.R. 30.01.1916 2. Eskadron Verwundung
Husar RIECKEN Wilhelm Haar, Bleckede 10.06.1915 Res.-Feldlaz. Kielmy 2. Eskadron Verwundung
Husar SCHULZ Otto Kolborn, Lüchow 22.10.1914 Krgslaz. Douai 2. Eskadron Krankheit
Husar SCHWIENING Wilhelm Kl. Heidorn 21.08.1914 Tournai 2. Eskadron auf Patrouille
Husar SOMMER Ernst Schwarzenbeck 22.02.1916 Res.-Laz. 108 Subat 2. Eskadron Krankheit
Husar THIES Karl Crivitz 14.02.1915 Grajewo 2. Eskadron gefallen
Fahnenj.-Gefr. TIEFENBACHER Paul Hamburg 08.03.1915 Sawady 2. Eskadron gefallen
Husar WEBER Wilhelm Weetzen, Hannover 04.06.1915 Miedwolaki 2. Eskadron gefallen
3. Feld-Escadron (3rd Field Squadron)
Dienstgrad Name Vorname Geburtsdatum & Ort Todesdatum & Ort Einheit Bemerkungen
Husar BARTH Friedrich Waldbröl, Köln 22.11.1917 Res.-Laz. Güstrow 3. Eskadron Krankheit
Husar BECKMANN Rudolf Eidelstedt, Pinneberg 11.04.1915 Feldlaz. I, XXI. AK Wylkowyszki 3. Eskadron gefallen
Reservist BRÜGGEMANN Karl Schwerin, Meckl. 31.10.1914 Paris 3. Eskadron aufgrund eines Urteils des Kriegsgerichts v.d. Franzosen erschossen
Husar DEHN Erich Doberan, Meckl. 21.08.1914 Charleroi 3. Eskadron auf Patrouille
Husar FRERKING Friedrich Rodewald 21.08.1914 Hosp. Ismes b. Charleroi 3. Eskadron Verwundung
Husar GERLACH Willy Helmarshausen, Hofgeismar 14.10.1914 Neuve Chapelle-Richebourg-l‘Avoué 3. Eskadron gefallen
Husar GOOSMANN Richard Schwerin, Meckl. 18.09.1914 Bretigny 3. Eskadron gefallen
Husar LIECKFELDT Herbert Ducherow, Pommern 03.04.1916 i.d. Düna 3. Eskadron bei Hochwasser b. Kankarischki ertrunken
Husar LÜDERS Rudolf Lüneburg 14.92,1815 b. Grajewo 3. Eskadron gefallen
Husar MANHARDT Wilhelm Hamburg 04.11.1917 k.u.k. Res.-Spital Arad, Österr.-Ung. 3. Eskadron Krankheit
Husar MEYER Heinrich Diepholz 25.07.1915 b. Bershof 3. Eskadron gefallen auf Patrouille
Husar NOGLIK Franz-Georg Hamburg 17.02.1915 Feldlaz. 3 I. AK, Lyck 3. Eskadron Verwundung
Husar OSCHATZ Heinrich Horn, Lippe 17.11.1915 Rushe a.d. Düna 3. Eskadron gefallen
Husar PIEL Hermann Hamburg 21.08.1914 Charleroi 3. Eskadron auf Patrouille
Gefreiter PRASUHN Heinrich Hornbostel, Celle 13.10.1918 Kriegslaz. Grodno 3. Eskadron Krankheit
Gefreiter REHER Karl Neumünster 07.10.1918 Kriegslaz. 17, Wilna 3. Eskadron Krankheit
Husar SCHAPER Karl Beulshausen, Gandersheim 07.05.1916 Res.-Feldlaz. 107 Bewern 3. Eskadron Verwundung
Husar SCHEIBENER Albert Lehe 22.04.1915 Vereinslaz. Labes 3. Eskadron Krankheit
Gefreiter SCHUMACHER Wilhelm Wusterhausen 28.05.1915 Lawgole 3. Eskadron gefallen
Husar SPRENGEL Otto Bremen 25.11.1914 Kraski-Slesice 3. Eskadron gefallen
4. Feld-Escadron (4th Field Squadron)
Dienstgrad Name Vorname Geburtsdatum & Ort Todesdatum & Ort Einheit Bemerkungen
Husar AHRENS August Hemdingen, Pinneberg 11.06.1918 Res.-Feldlaz. 107 Bewern 4. Eskadron Verwundung
Husar ARNDT Paul Friedland, Mecklb. 29.11.1917 Ortskranken-stube Fetesti 4. Eskadron Krankheit
Husar BENSCHEID Ewald Selkinghausen, Hagen 22.08.1916 Zuker a.d. Düna 4. Eskadron gefallen
Husar BOHNER Karl Bohlingen, Konstanz 21.07.1916 i.d. Düna b. Zuker 4. Eskadron d. Unglücksfall ertrunken
Husar DEMUTH Reinhold Ziepel, Gardelegen 27.01.1915 Res.-Feldlaz. 20 Mlodzierszyn 4. Eskadron Krankheit
Gefreiter FLAMM Max Bonn 05.10.1915 Res.-Laz. Düsseldorf 4. Eskadron Krankheit
Gefreiter FRANKE Hermann Hamburg 4. Eskadron gefallen
Gefreiter GEERZ Walter Itzehoe, Steinburg 16.09.1915 Zucken 4. Eskadron gefallen
Sergeant GERKEN Diedrich Wiegersen, Stade 11.06.1918 Res.-Feldlaz. 107 Bewern 4. Eskadron Verwundung
Husar GOSCH Wilhelm Kl. Schwemmin 03.06.1915 Lawgole 4. Eskadron gefallen
Husar GRÄNING Friedrich Hamburg 13.08.1914 Boneffe 4. Eskadron gefallen
Husar GÜNTERSBERG Otto Breitungen 14.08.1914 Laz. Geer 4. Eskadron Verwundung
Husar HÜBNER Amandus Friedrichsgabe, Schleswig 10.03.1915 Cierpienta 4. Eskadron gefallen
Husar KAHMANN Otto Kaltenkirchen 14.02.1915 b. Grajewo 4. Eskadron gefallen
Freiwilliger KEITEL Werner Hamburg 14.02.1915 b. Grajewo 4. Eskadron gefallen
Husar LEITHARDT Willy Gera-Reuß 28.05.1915 b. Baden ertrunken 4. Eskadron während der Dauer d. Behandlung a.d. Folgen eines Unfalls im Res.-Laz. Memel
Husar LORENZ Helmuth Karow, Mecklb. 09.04.1917 Feldlaz. 388 Talssen 4. Eskadron gefallen
VizeWmst. d.Res. LÜDERS Rudolf Gut Müssen, Segeberg 28.09.1914 Arras 4. Eskadron vermißt; Vorname evtl. „Paul“
Husar MARQUARDT Rudolf Lohbergen, Harburg 19.01.1916 Krischkinan 4. Eskadron gefallen
Husarv MASURAT Gustav Ragnit 4. Eskadron Verwundung
Husar MELZ Ferdinand Königsberg N.M. 16.02.1916 Res.-Feldlaz. 107 Bewern 4. Eskadron Verwundung
Gefreiter NEUMANN Ernst Halle a.Saale 28.05.1915 Lawgole 4. Eskadron gefallen
VizeWmst. PFERDMENGES Kurt M.-Gladbach 17.08.1914 Gembloux 4. Eskadron gefallen
Husar SCHRAMM Franz Dunkelsdorf 01.09.1914 b. Néry 4. Eskadron vermißt
Fähnrich STACKMANN Kurt Wetzlar 17.08.1914 Boneffe 4. Eskadron gefallen
Husar STELLJES Heinrich Hymnendorf, Stade 24.06.1915 Swirkonce 4. Eskadron gefallen
Husar STELLJES Heinrich 4. Eskadron gefallen
Husar STUDT Heinrich Itzehoe 17.08.1914 Glimes 4. Eskadron gefallen
Husar WICHMANN Wilhelm Wittenburg, Meckl.Schw. 13.08.1914 Boneffe 4. Eskadron gefallen
Husar WIENICKE Wilhelm Sande 17.08.1914 Boneffe 4. Eskadron gefallen
Husar WOHLBERG Heinrich Scheeßel, Rotenburg a.W. 08.09.1916 Zuker a.d. Düna 4. Eskadron gefallen
Husar WUNNENBERG Paul Hamburg 14.02.1915 b. Grajewo 4. Eskadron gefallen
Husar ZINCK Richard Hamburg 03.06.1915 Lawgole 4. Eskadron gefallen
5. Feld-Eskadron (5th Field Squadron)
Dienstgrad Name Vorname Geburtsdatum & Ort Todesdatum & Ort Einheit Bemerkungen
Husar BAAS Hugo Hamburg 07.11.1915 Fest.-Laz. Königsberg i.P. 5. Eskadron Verwundung
Husar BISTIER Rudolf Rostock 04.12.1918 Fest.-Laz. Königsberg i.Pr. 5. Eskadron Krankheit
Unteroff. BÖCKMANN Heinrich Nütschau, Stormarn 08.09.1915 Rose 5. Eskadron gefallen
Gefreiter BRENNECKE Alfred Eddesse, Peine 31.08.1916 Res.-Feldlaz. 107 Bewern 5. Eskadron Verwundung
Gefreiter BROSTRÖM Hans Kussen, Ratzeburg 26.06.1915 Res.-Feldlaz. 9, Telsze 5. Eskadron Verwundung
Husar CORDS Richard Ellerbeck, Pinneberg 26.10.1916 Zuker a.d. Düna 5. Eskadron gefallen
Sergeant DAMMANN Wilhelm Edendorf 14.02.1915 b. Grajewo 5. Eskadron gefallen
Gefreiter EIMERS Wilhelm Krautsand, Kehdingen 21.07.1916 Zuker a.d. Düna 5. Eskadron gefallen
Husar ENGEL Friedrich Wismar 26.10.1914 Kriegslaz. Chauny 5. Eskadron Verwundung
Husar FISCHER Otto Neubrandenbg. 10.10.1914 Res.-Laz. Düsseldorf 5. Eskadron Verwundung
Gefreiter FRANKE Hermann Hamburg 24.06.1915 Swirkonce 5. Eskadron gefallen
Gefreiter GERBRAND Walter Poln. Grünhof 18.02.1915 Sztabin 5. Esk. vermißt auf Patrouille
Gefreiter GUNDELACH Emil Wilster, Steinburg 10.12.1915 Kaukarischki 5. Eskadron gefallen
Husar HINRICHS Jacob 5. Eskadron gefallen
Husar KIMME Berthold Brake 28.09.1914 Ervillers 5. Eskadron gefallen
Husar KÖHNE Johannes Himbergen, Lüneburg 27.12.1915 Kaukarischki 5. Eskadron gefallen
Husar KREIENBRING Rudolf Rosemarsow, Demmin 13.03.1917 Feldlaz. 388 Talßen 5. Eskadron Unglücksfall
Husar KRILLENBERGER Friedrich Scheinfeld 28.09.1914 Ervillers 5. Eskadron gefallen
Sergeant KRÜGER Albert Wismar 25.11.1914 Pokojewo-Laguny 5. Eskadron gefallen
Husar MASURAT Gustav Ragnit 04.09.1915 Feldlaz. Mitau 5. Eskadron Verwundung
Husar MEYER Heinrich Nustedt 05.10.1914 Lens 5. Eskadron gefallen
Unteroff. NISS Ferdinand Hamburg 21.07.1916 Zuker a.d. Düna 5. Eskadron gefallen
Husar SASS Alfred Friedland, Mecklb. 25.03.1916 Krischkinan 5. Eskadron gefallen
Husar SCHOER Carl Poggensee, Stormarn 11.09.1916 Zuker a.d. Düna 5. Eskadron gefallen
Husar SCHULTZE Adolf Hildesheim 14.02.1915 b. Grajewo 5. Eskadron gefallen
Husar SCHÜTTE Hans Wahnsburg, Lüneburg 06.04.1915 Posudonie 5. Eskadron gefallen
Husar SIENKNECHT Ernst Mielkendorf, Bordesholm 09.03.1915 Ramiona 5. Eskadron gefallen auf Patrouille
Husar VÖLCKERT Albert Varchentin 30.09.1914 Ecoust 5. Eskadron gefallen
Husar WENDT Otto Hamburg 15.02.1916 Res.-Feldlaz. 107 Bewern 5. Eskadron Verwundung
Unteroff. WESSELHOEFT Karl Hamburg 17.03.1916 Res.-Feldlaz. 107 Bewern 5. Eskadron Verwundung
Maschinengewehrzug bzw. Maschinengewehr-Eskadron
Dienstgrad Name Vorname Geburtsdatum & Ort Todesdatum & Ort Bemerkungen
Unteroff. ROES Louis Hermann, Haagen, Geestemünde 08.02.1916 Kriegslaz. 2 Poniewiez Krankheit
Ersatz-Eskadron (Ersatz Squadron)
Dienstgrad Name Vorname Geburtsdatum & Ort Todesdatum & Ort Bemerkungen
Husar BARKMANN Hans Northeim 16.04.1916 Res.-Laz. Wandsbek Krankheit
Husar BUSCH Ernst Altona 19.02.1915 Res.-Laz. I Hamburg Krankheit
Gefreiter DRÜCKHAMMER Paul Alt-Meteln, Mecklb. 06.05.1916 Res.-Laz. Wandsbek Krankheit
Fahnenj. Unteroff. HÜNIKEN Manfred Vogelsang 10.05.1917 Garn.-Laz. I Berlin Krankheit
Husar KLUWETASCH Hugo Wilhelmsburg, Harburg 14.05.1915 Res.-Laz. Wandsbek Krankheit
Husar LEWINSKI Georg Christburg, Stuhm 21.01.1919 Res.-Laz. Wandsbek Krankheit
Husar RAUSCH Alfred Berlin-Schöneberg 21.10.1918 Res.-Laz. Wandsbek Krankheit
Unter-Zahlm. ROLLOFF Gustav Gardelegen 18.05.1916 Res.-Laz. Wandsbek Krankheit
Husar RUHLBAUM Wilhelm - 19.02.1919 Res.-Laz. Wandsbek an Folgen eines Bauchschusses
Unterffz. WERBER Stephan Wandsbek, Stormarn Anf. 1917 tödlich verunglückt
Bei anderen Truppenteilen
Dienstgrad Name Vorname Geburtsdatum & Ort Todesdatum & Ort Einheit Bemerkungen
Husar BECKER Hermann gefallen
Husar BEESE
Vizewachtm. BLÜHDORN
Sergeant BRANDT Johann gefallen
Vizewachtm. BRENKE Max Altona Ende 1915 7. Ldst.-Esk. V. AK gefallen
Gefreiter FASCH gefallen
Husar HINRICHS Jacob
Unteroff. HOLZ Hermann gefallen
Gefreiter HÜHN Ferdinand Osterhorn, Pinneberg 08.10.1918 gefallen
Sergeant JASTRAM Willy gefallen
Stabs-Trompeter KÄSELITZ Ernst Kirchweye 05.10.1918 5. Gd.-Rgt. z.Fuß, Ers.-Batl. Krankheit
Gefreiter MAMERO Johann Wilhelmsburg, Harburg 27.09.1918 RIR 84 gefallen
Sergeant TELGE Paul Braunschweig 1918 Verwundung
Compiled from original sources
by Karin Offen, Sept.2014

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Casualty Lists - Roll of Honour 1914 - 1918 has now been posted, beginning with the officers of the regiment, followed by squadrons 2 - 5 and the Ersatz-Squadron and those who fell serving with other units.

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In this villa in Wandsbek, in the Schloss Strasse was the residence of the Veterinary Surgeon (Rossarzt) of the regiment. There is a horse's head above the entrance of the small building in the middle, slightly visible between the trees. Here, another better picture.

 

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Photos from 2.11.2016 showing damage to statue and plinthe, due to weathering and also vandalism. The scabbard of the sword is missing from the right side, the points of the spurs are missing, and the hand strap of the lance has detached and slid further down. Some of these points were restored some years ago, but since re-occured. The house in the last illustration was part of the original barracks from 1893, reused after 1933. This building is one of the few originals left of the old complex.

 

Further pictures are were taken several years earlier.

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Further exhibits - 2 fur caps ( Busby or Pelzmütze) of Husaren-Regiment 15, various details.

An officer peaked cap from Leutnant der Reserve Goos (name written into liner), and a rolled silver cord cap-lines for an officer's fur cap. There should be a Reserve cockade on capband, instead is the normal regular Prussian cockade.

Note the battle scrolls: Peninsula - Waterloo - El Bodon - Barossa. Both caps are of different fur materials, the one looks like black bearskin, the other example is possibly of brown foalskin, blackened. The regulation stated:- black sealskin; private purchase items at variance were tolerated. Extremely rare items.

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Those are beautiful items you have Fritz, what is the gorget in the background of the third picture?

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These are in fact, not mine, but belong to the local museum., which has a section devoted to this regiment, which was stationed here. I am at the moment responsable for the maintenance and "restoration", etc.

The Gorgette or "Ringkragen" was worn by the Standardbearer of the Husaren-Verein, the Association of former members of the Regiment, we also found the little shaped fitted carton to go with it, in the loft, and now in one of the glass cases. This item was probably worn till the mid-1970s - or last get-togethers in Uniform were around 1982 (!) The last Husar was Hans Dose, who at the age of 100 appeared in the local newspaper in 1997.
I see later, that he died in Summer 1999, over the age of 101.

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Here is an illustration of an example of an other ranks' private purchase greatcoat in luxury quality for a One-Year-Volunteer as Unteroffizier (H.R.15). The material is of officer quality, however officers never wore collar patches, and their coats were double-breasted with a coloured collar, usually midblue, but could vary as per regiment. All other ranks and nco greatcoats had plain coloured collar patches, usually in the regimental colour, for infantry - red, artillery - black, this example has the set Unteroffizier braid on each patch. etc. Shoulder cords were not worn on the greatcoat, but rather shoulder straps in the colour of the tunic, wth usually a red monogram or number - these are here edged with the special cord for one year volunteers. The plain shoulder button has no squadron number in this case. This example shows a silk lining with the decorative embroidered monogram of the wearer.

This coat is depicted in the standard work by Jürgen Krauss, Die Deutsche Armee im Ersten Weltkrieg, which has also been published in English, and most material is in the posession of the Bayerische Armeemuseum in Ingolstadt, the Heeresgeschichtliches Museum in Vienna or the Armeemuseum in Dresden.

 

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Further photos of Memorial added and an image of a post-WW1 postcard based on a water-colour by Döbrich-Steglitz, depicts a Winter scene excercising with the Lance on the areal of the barracks in Wandsbek-Marienthal before WW1. In the background are stalls for the horses, and this complex was built in a U or horseshoe form. Some of these buildings, including the large riding hall, still exist and have been converted into appartments and a shopping centre

 

N.B.: Erich R. Döbrich, lived up till 1939 in Berlin-Steglitz, he died during the Battle of Berlin, April-May 1945. No further details of his fate are known.

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Extracts from

Ehrenrangliste des Ehemaligen Deutschen Heeres 1914-1918, showing officers lists, 1914-18 for Husaren-Regiment 15

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Rangliste der Königlich Preußischen Armee for 1914 showing officers Lists for above Regiment.

 

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Further details of the artist Erich Döbrich, Steglitz added - see postcard detail

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A postcard I got earlier this year:

 

The card is franked and stamped, Wandsbek, 13.12.1913 to an address in Neukalen/Mecklenburg,

which would date it at around this time. Husars returning from the riding place, led by an officer and an nco, presumably a Wachtmeister. Note the lance penants in the column in the background.

The officer is wearing the Interimsattila and peaked cap.

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Another amazing discovery (internet) of an Ersatz headdress around 1915/16 for Husaren-Regiment 15, fieldgrey. Missing is the Feldzeichen (large black-white cockade) over the front, which was removed anyway for field service. Extremely unusual. One of the many variations that were tried out. Felt variations are also known. This would have been worn without the yellow Kolpak. There are apparently also no attachments for the caplines (Fangschnur). The outward appearance is like the headdress as worn with a field cover, but with the emblem visible.

A further example made of felt, this has a white metal scroll, the chinstrap has fieldgrey fitting. Closeup

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Studio photo as a so called Kabinettfoto from Fotoatelier J. Harländer, Wandsbeker Chausse 195 (Wandsbek), although it states Hamburg

A Husar from Husaren-Regiment 15, which may be dated between 1890 and March 1897 - The cap has no Reichskokarde, which was introduced on 22. March 1897, he is already wearing the Kavallerie-Degen M.1889, the older version with a scabbard bearing two suspension rings and with a bright finish. The tunic and cap form are also of the old-fashioned variety, Husar depicted has not yet been identified.

 

A Feldpostkarte, sketch by P. Boeisen (?) dated 1915, shows a grave for six members of the regiment, titled: "Heldengrab in Grajewo" and "Hier ruhen 6 Husaren, Regt.15"

This was on the Eastern Front. Names shown on the cross are:

 

Sgt. Damann, V. Esk.

Gefr. Schulze, V. Esk.

Gem. Thies, II. Esk

Gem. Kalsmann, IV. Esk.

Gem. Wunnenberg, IV. Esk.

Gem. Kastec., IV. Esk.

 

The abreviation "Gem." stands for Gemeiner (lowest rank, as private - for all branches of service)

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Another interesting link found - Gefreiter Wilhelm Witte:

 

http://denkmal.chronik-schwalingen.net/1914/1914_2/wilh%20witte%20schuen_01.htm

 

and Unteroffizier Gustav Ostendorf:

 

http://www.stadt-land-oldenburg.de/i_weltkrieg.htm

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Here is a better picture of the house of the Regimental veterinary, Julius Gutzeit, built 1869 and still in good order, you can see the horse's head to the front.

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Two pictures forwarded from Holland, officer in peacetime parade dress and in fieldgrey.
Two uniform charts for field grey Husar uniforms

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An old postcard from the series by Verlag A. Büttner, published around 1913, and with postdate 1915 depicting a column of Husars from Husaren-Regiment 15 passing along the Jüthornstrasse in Wandsbek-Marienthal. The street is today widened and quite busy with traffic. Some of the villas still remain. This part of Wandsbek is still very picturesque till the present day.

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Hoping this card will arrive some time this week.

The Town of Wandsbek also had a partnership several years ago with the London Borough of Leyton (London, E10). This was run by Rolf Maekel of Wandsbek along with English members in the London Borough of Leyton. This ran for quite some time. But Rolf Maekel, who also wrote quite a few books on local history, passed on a few years ago, and I believe, the Wandsbek-Leyton Association is no longer existing, as they probably could not find any younger successors to take over. Bürgervereinigung Wandsbek-Leyton e.V. - was, I believe, the official name for it over here.

Card has now arrived, as usual difficult to decypher the handwritten script - was sent from Wandsbek to an address in Braak near Stapelfeld, which is between Wandsbek and Lübeck.

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This postcard from the same series, is Feldpost postdated August 1917 to an Adress in Rostock. Depicted is the Marienanlage in Marienthal. Two husars  with lances, was an everyday sight in Wandsbek. The barracks were nearby and further to the east were the grounds where they exercised - Wandsbeker Gehölz, etc. The railway station was also nearby.

Almost the same spot today? This is the corner at Kurvenstrasse 44 / Am Husarendenkmal 33 - possibly part of the Marienanlage before the new dividing street was built. The hotel on the corner was rebuilt after the war.

 

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