Can You Help Return These WWI Dog Tags to the Family?

Janice Nickerson of Upper Canada Genealogy is trying to help her cousin reunite a set of WWI dog tags with descendants or relatives of the soldier. Here’s what she knows:

The soldier’s name was Victor Kaschytza, born on December 17, 1899, in a town called Myslowitz (now called Myslowice), which is a city in Silesia in Southern Poland, near Katowice. He was killed September 8, 1918 at Warville at the Somme.

He was a Wehrmann in the Royal Prussian Reserve Infantry Regiment No. 46. The number of the tag is: EBOR 62.3.K.4458 (there could be another number at the end but there’s an indentation on the tag so it’s hard to know for sure).

Any ideas? My cousin lives in Vancouver, Canada. Her husband’s grandfather had these tags in his possession, but no one knows why.

If you can help Janice in this quest, please contact her. There may be a family out there who would love to have these tags returned.

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Originally posted to the APG Members mailing list. Reposted with permission.

Copyright © by Elizabeth O’Neal

Elizabeth is a professional genealogist, writer, and consultant. Likes: long walks in the cemetery, and the smell of old courthouse books. Dislikes: people who copy stuff off the internet without giving credit, and county clerks who can't tell the difference between Eastern and Pacific time zones. Secretly hopes her daughter will one day develop an interest in family history (but no luck so far).

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2 Comments

  1. Wow!Perhaps the Grandfather held his hand in battle and his last words were to return them to his family. We may never know. Its like a book with no ending.

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  2. TPT, I’m sure there’s a great story here, but unfortunately one that we’ll probably never know. Hopefully Janice will share, if she ever finds out.

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