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Struktur der Deutschen Kompanie

 

 

Formation of the German Company  -  August 1914

 
 
die Kompanie
 
 
Infantry Company
3 Platoons
 
Company Commmander = Hauptmann or Leutnant
3 Platoon Leaders
1 Officer z.b.V.  (for special use)
1 Sergeant Major  (Feldwebel)
 
* Company strength  =  254 men
   (5 officers, 19 NCOs, 230 enlisted)
* MG-Company  =  97 men, 7 guns, and 45 horses
 
 
 
Infanterie-Kompanie composed of:
 
 
Zug  (3x)
Platoon  =  4 Sections  (Sektionen)
 
Sektion  (12x)
Section  =  2 Groups  (Gruppen)
 
Gefechts-Gruppe  (24x)
Group  =  8 soldiers + 1 corporal  (Mannschaften + Gefreiter)
 
 
 
 
 
 

Cron's Imperial German Army 1914-18

and various sources 

 
 

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