Photo of the reservists from the 4th company of Pommerschen Pionier Bataillon Nr. 2.

Minerzy  z Pom.Pionier. Bataillon Nr. 2
Minerzy z Pom.Pionier. Bataillon Nr. 2
 
Ersatz 1883 der Mineur-Comp. Pomm-Pionier-Battl. Nr.2
Ersatz 1883 der Mineur-Comp. Pomm-Pionier-Battl. Nr.2
 



My second photo of Pommersches Pionier Bataillon Nr. 2, is from much older period and presents a 4th company which is the Pioneer mining company. Each 4th company in the pre War Pioneer Battalion structure was a miner company.
The photo was taken in 1883 on the backyard of the Stettiner barracks on the Körnerstraße street. The photo is described Ersatz 1883 der Mineur-Comp. Pomm-Pionier-Battl. Nr.2.

Kompania Minerska 2 Pomorskiego Batalionu Saperów
Kompania Minerska 2 Pomorskiego Batalionu Saperów
 
Szczecińscy Saperzy z 1883
Szczecińscy Saperzy z 1883
 
Mineur-Kompaine P.B.2
Mineur-Kompaine P.B.2
 



Similar as on the previous photo of the Stettiner pioneers there are visible miner equipment: saws, wooden hammers, spades, picks, axes mainly digging equipment. On the left side there is visible a mining trolley “Minenhund” signed: Ersatz 1883 Mineur-Comp. P.P.B.2

Sprzęt minerski saperów
Sprzęt minerski saperów
 


During the World War I pioneer mining companies (Pioneer-Mineur-Kompagnie) were mainly involved on the Western Front in Flanders, where both warring parties digging tunnels under the enemy’s trenches. Then there placed the explosives and blew up the enemy trenches.

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