Willy Klaussner

July 25, 2015
In 2009 the ComingWorldRememberMe brought up the idea to make 600.000 small statues representing 600.000 persons. With this initiative they want to commemorate all World War 1 victims that fell on Belgian soil by creating a symbol for every victim. From 2014 everyone was able to participate in this project by requesting to be godfather/-mother or attend a workshop in one of many locations in Belgium where you could build your own statue. On July 25, 2015 I went to a workshop in Bokrijk where I created my own statue. The statue I made was linked to the German soldier Willy Klaussner, my very first German adoption grave.

Before the war


In the army

Willy Klaussner was a Schütze (rifleman or shooter) in the I. Bataillon, 106. Infanterie-Regiment (1. Maschinengewehr-Kompagnie) of the German army.


Willy's death

Willy Klaussner died on April 7, 1918 in Belgium.

Willy is buried at the German Soldatenfriedhof in Vladslo, Belgium. He rests in Block 5, grave 1902.

Soldatenfriedhof Vladslo, Belgium

106. Infanterie-Regiment, 1. Maschinengewehr-Kompagnie

106. Infanterie-Regiment

Shoulder strap Schütze

Collar strap Schütze

I am still looking for information about this unit. If you can help me find any information, please send an e-mail to nicklieten@hotmail.com.


Up until now I haven't found any relatives of him. I really hope to find some soon.

Personal information

Schütze, Deutsches Kaiserliches Heer
Service #
I. Bataillon 106. Infanterie-Regiment (1. Maschinengewehr-Kompagnie)
Enlisted: ?

Born: ?
Hometown: ?

Died: April 7, 1918 in Belgium
Status: ?

Buried: Block 5, Grabe 1902, Soldatenfriedhof Vladslo, Vladslo, Belgium
Awards: /

Father: /
Mother: /

More information

More pictures


- Find a Grave
- Grabsteine genealogy
- ComingWorldRememberMe

Indien u mij aan meer info kan helpen in verband met deze soldaat, zijn familie, zijn regiment/divisie, etc.... mag u mij altijd contacteren (nicklieten@hotmail.com). Dank je wel!