Engraved Marine Infantry 1914 Iron Cross 1st Class
Leutnant Otto Schweim, B.19.10.1894, entered service in Jan. 1915, Leutnant der Reserve der Marine-infanterie, from 13.01.1917. May 1915 - I. E.S.B. Ersatz-Seebataillon Replenishment Naval Infantry Batn. Sep. 1918. Marine-Infanterie-Regiment and served as a Marine Infantry Officer.with 2. Marine Infanterie Regiment, 3. Marine Division As of 14.02.1918 he had earned the EK2 and Oldenburg Friedrich August Kreuz 2nd class.
and spent time as a POW in England. 21.01.1920 to Reserve-List. Records from The Rangliste der Kaiserlich Deutschen Marine 1918 Imperial Naval Hon or S List.
.The outbreak of the Great War saw the rapid expansion of marine forces into division size units. The two divisions formed Marine-Korps-Flandern (Naval Corps Flanders) under Admiral Ludwig von Schröder (known in Germany as the "Lion of Flanders"). In early February 1917 a third Marine Division was organized thus giving the naval infantry corps a strength of 70,000 men. Marine units fought in 1914 at Tsingtao and Antwerp, in 1915 at Ypres, in 1916 on the Somme, in 1917 in Flanders and during the 1918 offensive battles in northern France.
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