During roadworks near Carspach/southern Alsace (France) in a bore which collapsed during a French heavy mortar attack the mortal remains of 21 German soldiers were found. Altogether 34 Germans of 6th Company/Reserve-Infanterie-Regiment 94 died during the French barrage on March 18, 1918 which was a reaction on a German mustard gas attack, 13 victims could be retrieved immediately after their death.
Fortunately it’s possible to identify the dead with help of dog tags and a memorial tablet which was mounted in 1918 at the former entrance of the Carspach bore. The bodies will now be transferred to the German war cemetery at Illfurth/Département Haut-Rhin.
Requiescat in pace, soldiers.
All photos: ddp