Soldbuch to Krankenträger / Gefreiter Rolf Schmidt
From Leipzig, Germany, he was born into aa protestant family and in his civilian life he was a sales man.
Soldbuch issues in October of 1942, after a period of training he was send to the Grenadier Regiment 187 of the 87th Infanterie Division.
He was wounded with Shrapnel in Witebsk in Belarus, and was sent via hospital train to another Hospital in Prag.
His injury must have been very bad, as it is entered in as 31b (shrapnel) and 26 – which is nerve and mental illness. Maybe Shell shock?
He spent the rest of the war in a Wehrmacht Hospital in Vlašim (German: Wlaschim) is a town in Benešov District in the Central Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic – where he sat out till the end of the war and he was discharged on the 24.04.1945.
Schmidt had a FN 6.35 (FN Baby Browning) and was given multiple times a Führerpaket (usually with some food/wine and small goodies to boost moral.
Also included are:
Armband is hand made.
Both of his Wound Badges are included in the lot.
His Dog Tag is complete with drawstring and is matching to the Soldbuch as per Page 1.
Wehrmacht Driving license with nice photo
Red Cross ID – issued on the 25th of April 1945 (one day after he was dismissed)
This is a nice set to a German Medic, wounded in combat. This was not a put together lot and came as is. Not easy to find such little trinkets of history today with all the medals, tag, armband etc.