This Blog was born from a wet day in Germany, looking at one of the many war memorials in that country and further investigation which led me to notice a lack of reference material with regards to the German Army in World War One.

My work on this project has been made easier by the World Wide Web, but with the information tools at my disposal it has been a constant battle to ensure that the correct information has been included.

This Blog is intended for reference, and will hopefully enable those with an interest in the German Army of World War One to look up with confidence the various units and organisations which contributed to the German war machine.

Saturday, 4 June 2016

50th Infantry Regiment

50th (3rd Lower Silesian) Infantry Regiment

Founded:  5th May 1860

Garrison:  Rawitisch

The Regiment was formed from the 10th Lanwehr Battalion on 5th May 1860.

1st Battalion
2nd Battalion
3rd Fusilier Battalion

In 1864 the Regiment fought in the war against Denmark as part of the 21st Brigade.

In 1866 the Regiment fought in the war against Austria as part of the 11th Infantry Division.  The 21st and 22nd Brigades consisted of the 10th, 11th, 50th and 51st Infantry Regiments.  It fought in the battle of Koniggratz.

In 1870 the Regiment fought in the war against France as part of the 10th Infantry Division.

The Regiment fought at Sedan and in the Seige of Paris, with the Regiment being part of the 20th Infantry Brigade.

On 2nd September 1893 a fourth battalion was added.

4th (Semi) Battalion

On 2nd August 1914 the Regiment was mobalised for war, and formed a reserve battalion, and two recruid depots.

Again, it was part of the 20th Infantry Brigade, 10th Infantry Division.

It fought on the Western front and at Verdun.

On 26th September 1918 the Regiment has a mine thrower unit added.

422nd Mine Thrower Company


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