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Halder, Eugen

Germany (1871-1918, Empire)


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First World War (1914-1918)
Awarded on:
May 5th, 1915
Ritterkreuz zum Militär-Max-Joseph-Orden

War Diary mentions

21 October 1944 WO 171/680 - 154 Infantry Brigade
(2) Secure bridges crossing River DOMMEL at ST MICHIELS GESTEL 3440 and HALSCHE WATER at Halder 3241 or crossing places and bridge holds later in the event of the bridges being blown.

21 October 1944 WO 171/680 - 154 Infantry Brigade
(2) In event of 7 Black Watch being successful in forming bridge head, to secure a bridge head over HALSCHE WATER at Halder Bridge 528416.

24 October 1944 WO 171/680 - 154 Infantry Brigade
The Bde Comd then decided to push in two thrusts for the crossing of the HALSCHE WATER at Halder and during the afternoon a Class III raft was built at 323400 and the 1 Black Watch formed a bridgehead on the other side with two Coys across. This Class III raft was subjected to heavy enemy shell fire and on the night of the 24th/25th October a Kapok Bridge and Class 9 and 40 bridges were also built. The remainder of the 1 Black Watch crossed during the night.


  • - Militaria, Heft 6, seite 219, 37. Jahrgang, November-Dezember 2014