Here is an interesting document group for a man who served in the German Army during WW I. This soldier’s name was Heinrich Lüders. Lüders was a highly “traveled” soldier. We can see that he was in several regiments. The documents reveal that he served in two cavalry regiments, and at least one infantry regiment. The group includes the following:
*Document for the 1914 War Service Cross 2nd Class from Braunschweig. This document was awarded on 31 October 1916, while he was assigned to Dragoner-Regiment Nr 16.
*Preliminary Award Document for the 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class. A unit stamp is present from what appears to be Infantrie-Regiment Nr 84. Infantrie-Regiment Nr 347 is also mentioned.
*Award Document for the Long Service Award 2nd Class. This award was given for five years service during WW I. The document says that Lüders served in Kavallerie-Regiment Nr 33. At the bottom is a regimental stamp for Ulanen-Regiment Nr 8. It was signed by the regimental commander on 18 February 1920.
*Award Document for the Kyffhäuser=Bund. This was issued on 1 April 1922.
*Award Document for the Hindenburg Cross for Combatants. This was issued on 10 February 1935.
This is an interesting small group of documents for a man who served in both infantry and cavalry regiments during WW I.