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Struktur des Deutschen Bataillons

 

 

Formation of the German Infantry Battalion  -  August 1914

 
 
das Infantrie-Bataillon
 
 
Infantry Battalion
4 Rifle Companies
 
Battalion Headquarters:
Commander  =  Major
Staff Captain/Adjutant
Staff Surgeon
Assistant Medical Officer
Paymaster 
Mess Officer
4x Company Commanders
 
* Battalion strength  =  1,081 men
   (26 officers, 83 NCOs, 972 enlisted)
 
 
 
Infanterie-Bataillon composed of:
 
 
Kompanie  (4x)
Company  =  3 Platoons  (Zge)
 
Zug  (12x)
Platoon  =  4 Sections  (Sektionen)
 
Sektion  (48x)
Section  =  2 Groups  (Gruppen)
 
 
 
 
 
 

Cron's Imperial German Army 1914-18

and various sources 

 
 

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