Lorenz Giglberger

Information about birth

General information

Last known residence:
Blumberg, Landshut, Niederbayern, Kingdom of Bavaria, German Empire
Roman Catholic

Army information

German Empire
Imperial German Army
Enlistment date:
 —  9. Kompagnie, III. Bataillon, Kgl. Bayer. Reserve-Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 2  (Last known unit)

Information about death

Date of death:
Place of death:
Menin, Belgium
Cause of death:
Died of wounds (D.O.W.)


Deutscher Soldatenfriedhof Menen
Plot: L
Row: Unknown
Grave: 1905

Points of interest 4

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

My story

Lorenz Giglberger, a former farmer, was born on 23 February 1898 in Blumberg, Niederbayern, Kingdom of Bavaria. He was the son of Josef and Theresa Thalhammer. Lorenz was called up or enlisted on December 1, 1916. By 1917 he served as served as an infanterist in the 9. Kompagnie, III. 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.

Lorenz Giglberger, aged 31, was killed in action on November 21, 1917. He had just returned from leave the week before. The kriegsstammrolle notes that he was wounded in the right shoulder by shrapnel near Zandvoorde. Infanterist Giglberger succumbed to his wounds and was buried on 1 December 1917 at Deutscher Soldatenfriedhof Menen, grave 1905.

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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