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12 November 1917 Vormeister August Olz died on this day

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A farmer from the South Tyrol, August was born on 1 September 1896. Called into service in mid 1915, he was, after a spell in Serbia, destined to spend the remainder of his war as part of a mountain artillery battery based on the Italian Front. August was killed in action near Tezze, Italy on 12 November 1917. Buried nearby at the time, August's r…


26 November 1917 : Unterjäger Bernard Halbeisen was killed on this day

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Enlisting into the army in July 1914, he saw his first actions against the Russians in Galicia before moving to the Italian Front in late 1915 where he was to remain until his death. During this period, Bernard was to be awarded the Tapferkeitsmedaille for bravery three times (1st and 2nd Class in silver and also in gold). Bernard was killed in act…