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 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
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 email@example.com.
Up until now I haven't found any relatives of him. I really hope to find some soon.
Schütze, Deutsches Kaiserliches Heer
I. Bataillon 106. Infanterie-Regiment (1. Maschinengewehr-Kompagnie)
Died: April 7, 1918 in Belgium
Buried: Block 5, Grabe 1902, Soldatenfriedhof Vladslo, Vladslo, Belgium
- Find a Grave
- Grabsteine genealogy
Indien u mij aan meer info kan helpen in verband met deze soldaat, zijn familie, zijn regiment/divisie, etc.... mag u mij altijd contacteren (firstname.lastname@example.org). Dank je wel!