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Unteroffizer Julius Wilhelm Brugger

Imperial German Army 5th Bavarian Reserve Infantry Regiment 2nd Company

from:Geusfeld, Gerolzhofen, Germany

(d.7th Jun 1917)

Julius Brugger was a 23 year old NCO, with the 2nd Coy, 5th RIR. He lost his life at 3.10am on the 7th of June 1917 when the mine beneath Factory Farm was exploded. In January 2004, his remains along with his identification disc, were recovered from the upcast of the crater by members of the Historical Society of Comines-Warneton. The remains of one of his comrades were also recovered but identification has not been possible.

Julius was was positively identified by the Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgraberfursorge (the German War Graves Commission) and his family have been informed. Both soldiers were interned at Langemark Cemetary on 10th November 2004.

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