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99.R.11.1. I have Mr. Noll's book. I believe this translates to 99 Reserve Grenadiers, 11th Company, 1st weapon? What were grenadiers and how do I find where this unit served? Thanks Jim
 

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Look on page 154 of Jeff Nolls book. The J.R.99 is listed as being part of the 30.J.D. or 30 Infantry Division.

The book "Histories of 251 Divisions of the German Army Which Participated in the War, 1914-1918; describes the World War I battle history of the 30th Infantry Division. It battled on the Western Front during World War I. During 1916 it saw action at titanic battles of Verdun and the Somme. Up until 1917 it was considered a first class shock unit.
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Mr. Still,
Thanks for the response. In Mr. Noll's book the script "R" is associated with fusilier and grenadier and infantry. Were these all in the same or were they specialized groups within the infantry? Jim
 

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R(script).99.11.1. signifies Reserve Infantry Regiment 99 that belonged to the 220 Infantry Division during World War I. The 220 Division was raised in 1916 and battled on the Western Front during World War I.

The Res 99 JR is an infantry not a grenadier or fusilier Regiment. The names are traditional and the infantry, grenadier and fusilier regiments all fought as infantry during World War I.
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Fusiliers and grenadiers were typically old or historical units that traced their history back to the pre napoleonic period. By the time of the first war, the terminology was of importance in unit lineage and historical bragging rights only. Kinda' like us Virginians; we been here longer than anybody else but not too sure of the significance.
 
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