Josef Bumeder

Information about birth

Date of birth:
Place of birth:
Waibling, Landau, Niederbayern, Kingdom of Bavaria, German Empire

General information

Last known residence:
Oberdingolfing, Dingolfing, Niederbayern, Kingdom of Bavaria, German Empire
Roman Catholic

Army information

German Empire
Imperial German Army
Enlistment date:
 —  12. Kompagnie, III. Bataillon, Kgl. Bayer. Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 16  (Last known unit)

Information about death

Date of death:
Place of death:
Wilhelmshof, Geluwe, 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

Josef Bumeder, a former electrician, was born on 9 January 1897 in Waibling, Landau, Niederbayern. He was the son of Josef und Therese Huber. Franz was called up on August 14th, 1916. Around 1917 Josef served as an infanterist in the 12. Kompagnie, III. Bataillon, Kgl. Bayer. Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 16, which was part of the 20. Kgl. Bayer. Infanterie-Brigade, of the 10. Kgl. Bayer. Infanterie-Division.

On 5 October 1917 the 10. Kgl. Bayer. Infanterie-Division relieved the 17. Infanterie-Division between Geluveld and Reutel. The Kgl. Bayer. Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 16 (who went into the line on the night between 6 and 7 October 1917) took the left flank of the front, the Reserve-Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 6 the middle and Reserve-Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 8 the right flank. The three battalions of the regiment were divided into a rotational system, namely a combat (kampf) battalion at the front line, a standby (bereitschafts) battalion and a Reserve battalion. The battalions switched roll and position every couple days.

On 19 October 1917 the III. Bataillon became the standby battalion and moved to Wilhelm-Hof and Schwabenheim, south of Beselare along the road to Geluwe.

Josef Bumeder, aged 20, was killed in action on 21 October 1917. The kriegsstammrolle notes that Paul Josef was killed by artillery. He was buried near Wilhelmshof near Geluwe. His remains were exhumed and interred in the Kameradengrab at the Deutscher Soldatenfriedhof Langemark. Infanterist Bumeder is listed on panel 10.

Sources 2

Brennfleck, Josef Karl. Das Königlich Bayerische 16. Infanterie-Regiment Großherzog Ferdinand von Toskana im Weltkrieg 1914-1918 (München: Verlag der Veröffentlichung des Bayerischen Kriegsarchivs, 1931), 279-292.
Sources used
Kriegsstammrollen, 1914-1918. (Bayerisches Staatsarchiv, München (HStA), Abteilung IV, Kriegsarchiv).
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