Thursday, August 25, 2011

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

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2 comments:

The Path Traveled said...

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.

Elizabeth O'Neal said...

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.