31 July 1917 : Inf. Sebastian Scheugenpflug

Born in 1894, Lengthal, Bavaria

He was a grocer.

German soldiers in a trench near Ypres in 1914

A recalled reservist in August 1914, he first saw action during the First Battle of Ypres in October 1914.

German soldiers at Arras in 1917

He was a veteran of the Battles of Fromelles, the Somme and Arras through 1915 to 1917.

He was killed in action by shrapnel to the head on 31st July 1917 – the opening day of the Third Battle of Ypres.

'Deutscher Soldatenfriedhof Menen' - German military cemetery in Menen, West-Flanders, Belgium by LimoWreck CC BY 2.5

Sebastian was buried in the German Military Cemetery at Menen.

Inf. Sebastian Scheugenpflug, Kgl.Bayr.Res.Inf.Regt.17

31 July 1917

Researched by David O'Mara


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