[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Military records

gpvjem at sasktel.net gpvjem at sasktel.net
Sun Jan 29 14:47:23 PST 2017

    My paternal Grandfather immigrated from Poland to Volhynia with 
his parents in 1873.  In 1878, at the age of 21, he returned to 
Poland  "to fulfill his military duty" as he stated in his brief 
memoir.  He returned to Volhynia after serving 5 1/2 tears in the 
Russian army, as a pay Officer. 
   I have no idea why this return to Poland took place for military 
duty.  He spoke Russian, Polish and of course German, which may have 
been one reason for his position in the Russian army.  He was also 
well educated for the time.  At the time of his death (in Canada) he 
was a month short of 101 years but still carried himself ram-rod 
straight which I try to emulate at a much younger age. 8>)
John Marsch

On Sun, 29 Jan 2017 11:36:51 -0500, Eric Arnold  wrote:

       When we're Germans in volhynia required to join the military? 
Does anyone
know where to look for records of service for Germans severing the the
Russian military? My 2nd great grandfather julius was artillery and his
brother was an army officer. Julius would have served between 1897 and 1903
and his brother a little later. His brother theodor deserted but I don't
know anything about Julius. 
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