RE: [S-R] CZ army service WWI-Vasil Strenk
- Thank you Joe
At 08:49 AM 6/13/2008, you wrote:
>Here you go, Bruce:
>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.
> > -----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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