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Catalog Number 2014.11.1.20
Object Name Announcement
Accession number 2014.11
Description German Death Announcement

Interior Translation:

In pious, prayerful memory of the virtuous young man Lorenz Lechner, cottager's [?] son from Aschbach, soldier in the 3rd Bavarian Infantry Regiment, 3rd Company, who, on 11 May 1917, after 27 months of combat activity and at the age of 21 years, suffered a hero's death for the Fatherland in an assault.

Your grave is in distant enemy country
It's a difficult pain for us,
But take this word as our pledge:
Your grave will not be forsaken.
Every evening, when the bells hum
Our spirit will move there lovingly
And prayerfully and with pious mind
Strew flowers of devotion on your hero's grave.
Date May 11, 1917
Year Range from 1917
Year Range to 1917
People Lechner, Lorenz
Subjects World War I
Death & burial
Death announcement
Memorial card