Based on the “Soldbuch” and piece of “Schein zur… ” (Receipt of stay in hospital) information, Branislaus was twice in the hospital, both visits were in 1918. He spent the end of the War in a hospital.


(Pages10/11 and 14/15)
First place where Bronislaus stayed was MARISTEN KLOSTER (Marist Monastery). Unfortunately, there is no date of his admission to that hospital, so I do not know when he got there and where this hospital was located.

Based on the information from unit chronicle, on September 1918 the 3 Reserve Division occupied sector of the Siegfriedstellung (Siegfried line) around Cambrai. On the hospital receipt there is probably a date and indication of a place of the beginning of Bronislaus’s health problems (Ort der Erkrankung) 18.9.1918, Cambrai. He was extracted from this Monastery on 13.10.1918 to L Z 32 what could be Lazarett Zug 32 (Hospital Train 32?????)

Entries to the hospitals
Entries to the hospitals
 
Pioneer Soldbuch
Pioneer Soldbuch
 



His second hospital was Res.Laz.I Hannover (Resereve Lazarett I in Hannover) ( Reserve Hospital in Hanover). He was admitted in Hanover on 16.10.1918 and remained there until 6.11.1918. He came to Hanover by Laz.Zug Kaiser (Lazarett Zug Kaiser) (Hospital Train Kaiser…Kaiserin, Kaiserslautern??). Bronislaus probably did not feel healthy and recovered enough to be able to return to his unit. The hospital extended his stay from 7.11.1918 to 16.11.1918 for the purpose of further rest – see (Page9) in post …1914-1918…

Close-up of the hospital entries
Close-up of the hospital entries
 
Close-up of the extracts from hospitals
Close-up of the extracts from hospitals
 



The War ended on 11.11.1918 but at the time Bronislaus was still in hospital and therefore there was no formal obligation to extend his stay. Actually he remained in Hanover hopital until 1.2.1919. This date is visible on the hospital receipt (in welcher Art: z.v.S. bis 1.2.19 – zur vorübergehenden Schonung bis 1.2.19??) which may mean for temporary protection until 1.2.1919. We also know what caused his health problems (krankheit – Rekonvaleszenz nach Typhus) – he fell ill with Typhus (Typhoid). Convalescence from Thyphoid is not easy and requires fairly long time to recover.


Recognised list of the clothing which Bronislaus took with him to hospital in Hanover
Recognised list of the clothing which Bronislaus took with him to hospital in Hanover
 


Recognised list anerkennt of the clothing which Bronislaus took with him to hospital in Hanover:
1 – mantel (overcoat)
1 – waffenrock (uniform)
1 – hemd (shirt)
1 – unterhose (underpants)
1p. (paar) schnürschuh (pair of lace-up boots)
1p. (paar) strümpfe (pair of knee-length socks)
1 – halsbinde (neck cloth)
1- feldmütze (field cap – krätchen)
You also see Bronislaus signature Kubasik

Reserve Lazarett I in Hannover
Reserve Lazarett I in Hannover
 

Building of the “Reserve Lazarett I” on the postcard from 1918.



Puzzling to me is the fact that Bronislaus had such a long journey to Hanover hospital. He left Maristen Kloster on 13.10.1918 and arrived at Reserve Lazarett I in Hanover on 16.10.1918. The trip took four days and was probably very tiring with two (minimum) changes of hospital trains (Lazarett Zug 32 and Lazarett Zug Kaiser). Information from (Page4) in post …1914-1918… probably provides date when Bronilsaus was taken to Maristen Kloster. His unit obligated to cater for him until and including 22.9.1918. This means he was presumably admitted to Maristen Kloster on 22 or 23 September 1918. It is only my theory but based on all fact it could be a true story.

The last riddle is the location of the Maristen Kloster (???) I found only some information about Maristen Kloster in Arlon (Belgium). I would be grateful if anyone could help me answer this question.

One Response to “…1914-1918…Hospital stays”

  1. Gerd says:

    sorry, i used the wrong page for replying a location you asked for.
    you will find my reply as a response to the site “Older brothers”.

    Gerd :-(

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