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RE: [S-R] CZ army service WWI-Vasil Strenk

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  • Bruce L. Bauer
    Thank you Joe Bruce
    Message 1 of 4 , Jun 13, 2008
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      Thank you Joe

      Bruce

      At 08:49 AM 6/13/2008, you wrote:
      >Here you go, Bruce:
      >
      >
      >Discharge Paper
      >
      >Lance-corporal Vane Strenk/g, born in the year 1896 in Jarembina in
      >the district of Stara Lubovna, subject to "" in the district of ""
      >(meaning Jarembina), completed his military service and was
      >therefore discharged from the Czechoslovakian army on Dec 15, 1920,
      >without retaining his military rank. However, he is designated for
      >mobilization and liable for service in war, according to his
      >abilities and strength, according to para 3 of the military code of
      >1920, until the end of the year he turns 60 years of age.
      >
      >Honors received: (none)
      >
      >Issued in Presov on April 21, 1921.
      >
      >
      >Joe
      >
      >
      > > -----Original Message-----
      > > From: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com [mailto:SLOVAK-
      > > ROOTS@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Bruce
      > > Sent: Thursday, June 12, 2008 4:16 PM
      > > To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
      > > Subject: [S-R] CZ army service WWI-Vasil Strenk
      > >
      > > This latest round of discussion brought back a question I have been
      > > nurturing for several years. The subject is my wife's grandfather,
      > > Vasil Strenk/Strank. In fact, I posted a somewhat sorry copy of the
      > > discharge certificate several years ago. It is in Czech and dated
      > > 1921. I have managed to get a much better copy and have posted it on
      > > the list under "CZ Discharge Vasil Strenk 1921". From that other
      > > posting someone on the list said they could not translate it because
      > > it was illegible but that he was discharged as a lance corporal. I
      > > would love a translation.
      > > More importantly I would like to know more about his service.
      > > According to his daughter he was married the day he came home from the
      > > war on Nov 11, 1918 (Armistice Day if I remember correctly). I assume
      > > the banns had been posted some time in the past (or were ignored) as
      > > the GC records for Jarabina bear this out. From another relation
      > > still living in Jarabina, he says his father and Vasil fought on the
      > > English front, where ever that was. I have also posted a copy of his
      > > wedding photo taken on Nov 18, 1918 under "Marriage" in case his dress
      > > means something.
      > > The dichotomy is that he came home in 1918 and was discharged in 1921.
      > > Was this normal? I can envision that the Army did not want to
      > > pay/feed them longer than necessary and told them to go home and
      > > discharged them whenever they got around to it.
      > > I did write to the the Army records people in CZ and they did not have
      > > any record of him. Anywhere someone can suggest I look?
      > > Thank you
      > > Bruce
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
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