Anton Bartinger

Information about birth

General information

Last known residence:
Oberndorf, Vilsbiburg, Niederbayern, Kingdom of Bavaria, German Empire
Roman Catholic

Army information

German Empire
Imperial German Army
 —  1. Kompagnie, I. Bataillon, Kgl. Bayer. Reserve-Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 2  (Last known unit)

Information about death

Date of death:
Place of death:
Zandvoorde, Belgium
Cause of death:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)


Deutscher Soldatenfriedhof Langemark (Kameradengrab)
Plot: Unknown
Row: Unknown
Grave: Unknown

Points of interest 3

#1 Place of birth
#2 Last known residence
#3 Place of death (approximate)

My story

Anton Bartinger, a former station hand, was born on 30 March 1892 in Oberndorf, Vilsbiburg, Kingdom of Bavaria. He was the son of Josef and Franziska Linterer. Anton had done his military service between 1907-1909 and was called up on August 5th, 1914. By 1917 he served as served as a unteroffizier in the 1. Kompagnie, I. Bataillon, Kgl. Bayer. Reserve-Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 2, part of the 1. Kgl. Bayer. Reserve-Infanterie-Brigade, of the 1. Kgl. Bayer. Reserve-Division.

On 8 October 1917 the Kgl. Bayer. Reserve-Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 2 relieved Reserve-Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 98 at the front, west of Zandvoorde. They had the Kgl. Bayer. Reserve-Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 1 on their left and Infanterie-Regiment 139 on their right. The main defensive line was the lower ground of the Basseville stream, but the regiment also had two forward strongholds called “Drossel-West” and “Fink”. This sector of the front was relatively quiet since the main allied attack was located to the north near Geluveld. Most casualties fell due to artillery when companies relieved each other between the front near Zandvoorde, support area near Kruiseik and rest area at Geluwe. These positions were held until they were relieved on 12 February 1918.

Anton Bartinger, aged 31, was killed in action on October 17, 1917. The kriegsstammrolle notes that he died after being hit in the head by shrapnel at about 7:15 a.m. Unteroffizier Bartinger was initially buried about 600 meters north of Zandvoorde. His remains were not recovered or identified after the war. Anton Bartinger has no known grave and is remembered on the Kameradengrab at the Deutscher Soldatenfriedhof Langemark.

Sources 2

Helbing, Max, Ernst Ritter von Brunner, en Martin Ritter von Dittelberger. Das K.B. Reserve-Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 2. (München: Verlag Bayerisches Kriegsarchiv, 1926), 114-117.
Sources used
Kriegsstammrollen, 1914-1918. (Bayerisches Staatsarchiv, München (HStA), Abteilung IV, Kriegsarchiv).
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