Bavarian Pioneer Batl. 7

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Bavarian Pioneer Batl. 7

Post by KAGGR#1 » Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:12 pm

Could one of you great IG Armee research please tell me
what year the Bavarian Pioneer Batl. 7 was formed ?
This would be after 1912 -1914
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Re: Bavarian Pioneer Batl. 7

Post by Khukri » Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:17 am

Nr 7?
Thought there were four!
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Re: Bavarian Pioneer Batl. 7

Post by Sandmann » Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:45 am

I found a reference on „Wiki“: It was Part of the 2nd royal bavarian Division, which got a new setup for War on 22nd of March in 1918:
Kriegsgliederung vom 22. März 1918 Bearbeiten
4. Infanterie-Brigade
12. Infanterie-Regiment „Prinz Arnulf“
15. Infanterie-Regiment „König Friedrich August von Sachsen“
20. Infanterie-Regiment „Prinz Franz“
Bayerische MG-Scharfschützen-Abteilung Nr. 2
3. Eskadron/8. Chevaulegers-Regiment
Bayerischer Artillerie-Kommandeur Nr. 2
9. Feldartillerie-Regiment
Bayerisches Pionier-Bataillon 7
Bayerischer Divisions-Nachrichtenkommandeur Nr. 2
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https://de.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2._Köni ... e_Division

Unfortunately I found nothing further, if it was new formed or already existed.
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Re: Bavarian Pioneer Batl. 7

Post by festwagner » Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:37 am

It is always difficult to find some informations with small units in Pionnier or Fussartillerie.

You could check in this Buch : Paul Heinrici: Das Ehrenbuch der Deutschen Pioniere, Verlag Tradition Wilhelm Kolk, Berlin um 1930

Unfortunately I do not have it.

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Re: Bavarian Pioneer Batl. 7

Post by Khukri » Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:59 am

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Re: Bavarian Pioneer Batl. 7

Post by Glennj » Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:13 pm

Steve,

As ordered in January 1917, all divisions were to have an establishment of two pioneer companies under a battalion staff. The result of this with regards to the Bavarian army was the amalgamation of exant pioneer companies into Bavarian Pionier-Bataillone 1 - 26.

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Re: Bavarian Pioneer Batl. 7

Post by KAGGR#1 » Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:40 pm

Francis ;
4 was correct for the pre-war years 1912 -1914
Bavarian Pioneer Batl. 7 had to be formed after that
I just got in an officers shoulder strap for Bav. P B 7
It is a "Friedensrock " strap for the so called peace-time uniform
That didn't happen as Germany lost the war .
However some of the Friedensrock uniforms were made .
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Re: Bavarian Pioneer Batl. 7

Post by KAGGR#1 » Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:41 pm

Glenn ;
Many thanks
Great information as always

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Re: Bavarian Pioneer Batl. 7

Post by Khukri » Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:11 am

We keep learning! Thank you!
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