[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Military records

George Shoning shoning at q.com
Sun Jan 29 14:50:38 PST 2017

I have an anecdote on this subject.  My deceased uncle was drafted in Volhynia by the Russian government in 1940 after his 18th birthday.  After receiving some military training, he was sent to the Russian/Polish border.  When he became involved in Russian - German hostilities, he deserted and returned home by traveling at night.  His mother hid him in the family's barn until the German military took over their geographical area.  My uncle then joined the German Schutzmannshaft (police force) and eventually became a member of the German army on the western front.

George Shoning 

----- Original Message -----
From: "Eric Arnold" <arnolderict at gmail.com>
To: ger-poland-volhynia at sggee.org
Sent: Sunday, January 29, 2017 9:36:51 AM
Subject: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Military records

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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