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Catalog Number 2014.11.1.7
Object Name Announcement
Accession number 2014.11
Description German Death Announcement

Interior Translation:

[left side]
In prayerful loving memory of the honorable young man Martin Lugauer, inkeeper's son in Westerham, replacement reservist in the Royal Bavarian 2nd Infantry Regiment, 6th Company, who, on 16 May 1915, in his 23rd year, suffered a hero's death on the field of honor in a military hospital following severe injury (gunshot to the lungs) and after receiving the holy last sacraments.

[right side]
With pride, as a stalwart, courageous warrior
You went from us into the enemy country,
With joy we awaited the victor
To take his hand with thanks.
But God, who directs all powers,
He had other things in mind,
And took the champion, crowned with victory,
His soul to heaven.

Almighty, merciful God, who in your venerated providence have appointed us to this moment of death, we ask thee with trusting and devoted hearts: look with mercy upon the soul of this fallen soldier, recognize his death, suffered in loyal fulfillment of his duties, as valid penance and lead him, after the horrors of war, into your eternal peace. Amen.

Sweet heart of Jesus, be my love!
Sweet heart of Mary, be my salvation!

O Lord, give him eternal rest!
Our Father.Ave Maria.
Date May 16, 1915
Year Range from 1915
Year Range to 1915
People Lugauer, Martin
Subjects World War I
Death & burial
Death announcement
Memorial card