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Friedrich Otto Karl Klopp (1878-1957) – Part V


Karl’s Many Stations during World War I

Part 2 (1917-1918)

Into my historical posts I will insert from now on a fact sheet to show what made the news headlines during the same time period in Canada.


On July 20, 1916, Karl Klopp was sent as soldier of the Infantry Battalion

Map of the Kingdom of Galicia 1914

Map and other photos on this post are taken from

Passau to the Eastern Front. In Galicia he immediately took part in the battles at the upper Stryj and Stochod south of Lemberg (Polish: Lwow) and subsequently participated in the battle of Kovel.

Lemberg1915 Mariyska (Lwow or Lviv)

Lemberg 1915 Mariyska (Lwow or Lviv)

From this point on his unit was being deployed in position battles again at Stochod. During the time of the armistice (Peace of Brest-Litowsk) he was stationed from December 1917 until the end of January 1918 in the battle zone of Mal Tovsk. Then until May he soldiered in Sitowieze, Mielnika, Dubno, Buditschevo and Kosatin.

Coat-of-arms of the Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria in the 19th century

Coat-of-arms of the Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria

Finally he was placed under the command of the First Army Corps in the region of Volhynia and then at the end of May 1918 under the First Infantry Regiment. Suddenly his problems with the knee joint began to insertbother him again. He received medical treatment and was granted leave at his hometown Hüttenhofen. Until the General Armistice Day in November he spent time at the First Infantry Regiment (König) in Munich. In the process of demobilization of the German Army he was released into civil life by order of the command post in Straubing on December 20, 1918.

Pochayiv Lavra, the spiritual heart of the Orthodox in Volhynia

Pochayiv Lavra, the spiritual heart of the Orthodox in Volhynia

To be continued in the New Year …

4 thoughts on “Friedrich Otto Karl Klopp (1878-1957) – Part V

      1. taphian

        It’s a pleasure to look into an intelligent and interesting blog. I don’t like to look at colored fingernails, if you understand what I mean. Well, the weather here is not to be described with a word that wouldn’t be a swear-word, so I better leave it, hehe. Have a nice advent, too, I’m preparing my X’mas cookies from the recipes my grandma gave me, who was from Naugard.

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  1. BunKaryudo

    If I’m not mistaken, I think you mentioned in an earlier post that he had problems with his knee somewhere else too. If so, it was obviously quite a serious issue for him. I love the map and photographs, by the way. It makes his experiences easier to visualize.

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