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Germany - Third Reich: A very well documented and scarce Eastern Front southern Russia 4th Gebirgsjäger Division Armed Forces Official and Army Paymaster’s War Merit Cross 1st and 2nd Class with Swords group of award documents to Oberzahlmeister Alois Eisert, formerly a member of the Bavarian Police from 1927 to 1935, and then a signaller and clerk NCO with the 2nd Battalion, 98th Gebirgsjäger Regiment and later the 100th Gebirgsjäger Regiment, both part of the 1st Mountain Division during the late 1930;s, he took part in the occupation of Aust

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Germany - Third Reich: A very well documented and scarce Eastern Front southern Russia 4th Gebirgsjäger Division Armed Forces Official and Army Paymaster’s War Merit Cross 1st and 2nd Class with Swords group of award documents to Oberzahlmeister Alois Eisert, formerly a member of the Bavarian Police from 1927 to 1935, and then a signaller and clerk NCO with the 2nd Battalion, 98th Gebirgsjäger Regiment and later the 100th Gebirgsjäger Regiment, both part of the 1st Mountain Division during the late 1930's, he took part in the occupation of Austria in March 1938, and as a member of the 2nd Company, 54th Gebirgsjäger Field Replacement Battalion, he took part in the campaign in Poland in 1939, and was then discharged after 12 years police/army service in January 1940, being by then also in possession of the Armed Forces Long Service Decoration for 4 Years. Eisert, having completed the required 12 years service, then opted to become an Armed Forces Official, for service as a Zahlmeister - a Paymaster - from February 1940, being initially employed with various home service replacement units, he was then posted out to the occupied territories in the East, and from July 1942 to December 1943, was employed as Zahlmeister and laster Oberzahlmeister with the 2nd Battalion, 91st Gebirgsjäger Regiment as part of the 4th Mountain Division operating in southern Russian in the Caucasus and the Kuban. During this period he was awarded the War Merit Cross 2nd Class with Swords on 10th September 1942, and the War Merit Cross 1st Class with Swords on 1st September 1943. Posted home to German in December 1943, he then saw service with various replacement units in and around Munich.

Comprising in order of award:

1) Armed Forces Long Service Decoration for 4 Years Award Certificate, issued to: ‘Feldwebel Alois Eisert, II./Geb.Jäg.Regt.100 (Stabspersonal), issued at München on 2nd October 1936, signed in ink ‘Kübler’ for Ludwig Kübler, as Oberstleutnant and Commanding Officer, later a Generalmajor and GOC 1st Mountain Division, recipient of the Knight’s Cross on 27th October 1939, he was hanged on 18th August 1947 in Ljubljana, Yugoslavia.

2) Medal for the Entry into Austria 13th March 1938 Award Certificate, issued to: ‘Oberfeldwebel Alois Eisert, Stab, II./Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 98’, issued at Berlin on 8th November 1938, facsimile signature of Meissner as Minister of State and Chief of the President’s Chancellory of the Führer and German Chancellor.

3) War Merit Cross 2nd Class with Swords Award Certificate, issued to: ‘Oberzahlmeister Alois Eisert, II./G.J.R.91’, dated 10th September 1942, signed in ink ‘Eglseer’ for Karl Eglseer, as Generalmajor and GOC 4th Mountain Division, recipient of the Knight’s Cross on 23rd October 1941 and killed in an aircrash on 23th June 1944.

4) War Merit Cross 1st Class with Swords Award Certificate, issued to: ‘Oberzahlmeister Alois Eisert, II./Geb.Jäg.Rgt.91’, dated 1st September 1943, and signed in ink ‘Braun’ for Julius Braun, as Generalmajor and GOC 4th Mountain Division, later Generalleutnant, and recipient of the German Cross in Gold on 26th December 1941.

Together with the following promotion documents:

5) Promotion Certificate from Feldwebel to Oberfeldwebel, issued to: ‘Alois Eisert, II.Geb.Jäg.Rgt.100’, dated 1st October 1937, signed in ink ’Schörner’ for Ferdinand Schörner, as Oberstleutnant and Commanding Officer in Mittenwald, later Generaloberst, and recipient of the Knight’s Cross on 20th April 1941, the Oakleaves to the Knight’s Cross on 17th February 1944, the Swords to the Knight’s Cross on 28th August 1944 and the Diamonds to the Knight’s Cross on 1st January 1945.

6) Promotion Certificate from Hauptfeldwebel to Stabsfeldwebel, issued to: ‘Alois Eisert, 2.Kp./Geb.Jäg.Felders.Btl.54, dated 1st October 1939, signed in ink by a Major and Battalion CO.

7) Appointment Document for an Aspirant for the career of an Army Zahlmeister, dated at Munich on 1st February 1940, signed in ink ‘Dr Dinkel’ as the Chief of the Wehrkreis VII Administration.

8) Appointment Document for an Aspirant Administrator to Zahlmeister with effect from 5th September 1941, issued at Berlin on 27th August 1941, signed on behalf of the C-in-C of the Army.

Together with the following documents:

9) Certificate issued by the Army Technical School at Lenggries, giving the course results including typing and shorthand for Oberfeldwebel Eisert, who attended the school year 1937 to 1938. Issued at Lenggries, dated 15th July 1938.

10) Certificate of Aryan Descent for Alois Eisert and his parents and grandparents, issued at Garmisch on 28th June 1939, signed in ink ‘Zorn’ for Eduard Emil Karl Zorn, as Major and OC 1/98 GJR, later posthumously promoted to Generalmajor, recipient of the Knight’s Cross on 25th December 1944, and the posthumous Oakleaves to the Knight’s Cross on 16th February 1945, killed in action near Colmar in Alsace on 4th February 1945.

11) Certificate about the Final Examination II as issued by the Army Technical School for Administration which Eisert had regularly attended from 1st November 1935 to 21st July 1939, issued at Garmisch-Partenkirchen on 21st July 1939.

12) Official Copy of an official letter from the Army High Command stating that Stabsfeldwebel Alois Eisert is being discharged to a career as an Army Paymaster, dated 11th November 1939.

13) Extract taken from an Army Administration Paper 1939, Part C, Page 34, dated 11th November 1939, paragraph 1104, which details the prerequisites required to qualify for selection for an active career as an Army Paymaster (Zahlmeister).

14) Official Copy of his official application for a career as a Paymaster sent by Eisert as a Stabsfeldwebel to his Company Commander requesting his release, dated 1st December 1939.

15) An official copy of a character reference concerning Stabsfeldwebel Eisert written by his Company Commander in the 54th Gebirgsjäger Field Replacement Battalion, dated 4th December 1939.

16) Official letter from the Wehrkreis Administration VII concerning Eisert’s call-up for provisional service (training) as an Aspirant Paymaster. It states that he is being attached to the pay office of the 79th Mountain Artillery Replacement Battalion in Garmisch-Partenkirchen for a three year period from 1st February 1940. Issued at Munich on 12th January 1940.

16) Formal response from Wehrkreis Administration III (Administration for the Central Registration of the Army) to Eisert’s application for a career as a Paymaster on 1st December 1939, dated Berlin on 2nd January 1940.

17) Official Copy of a Military Candidate Certificate signed by the CO of the 1st Gebirgsjäger Replacement Battalion, stating that Eisert was discharged on this day having completed 12 years service in the Armed Forces on 20th September 1939, issue at Mittwald on 31st January 1940.

18) A Notification favour Transition Financial Allowance, issued in respect of Stabsfeldwebel Eisert, 1/98th Gebirgsjäger Replacement Battalion and signed for correctness by the Paymaster (Oberstabszahlmeister, issued at Mittenwald on 31st January 1940.

19) An official opy of a declaration by Eisert after being discharged after completing 12 years 123 days of service in the German Army, he will be taking up a career as an Army Official. Signed for correctness by Hauptmann Nobis, as OC 1/98 Gebirgsjäger Replacement Battalion. Issued at Mittenwald on 31st January 1940.

20) Stabsfeldwebel Eisert’s record of police/military service for the period from 1st October 1927 through to 31st January 1940. Issued at Mittenwald on 1st February 1940.

21) A Notification about Arrangement of the Military Candidate Income, concerning Military Candidate Eisert, signed by the Armed Forces Welfare and Maintenance Office in Augsburg, gives a breakdown of Eisert’s monthly pay, issued at Augsburg on 23rd February 1940.

22) Update of a notification issued on 23rd February 1940, see previous entry, concerning Eisert’s monthly pay issued by the Armed Forces Welfare and Maintenance Office in Augsburg, issued at Augsburg on 3rd October 1940.

23) The same document as above, but in a different format, on the reverse is the unit stamp of the 79th Mountain Artillery Replacement Battalion, dated 9th October 1940, issued at Augsburg on 3rd October 1940.

24) Official letter from the Wehrkreis Administration VII concerning a course for the training of future employees with directors of the occupied territories in the East. Alois Eisert - now a Zahlmeister in 7th Engineer Replacement Battalion at Munich - is included in a list of four paymasters nominated for a course which will take place from 22nd to 27th September 1941 in the Army Administration School at Munich. Issued at Munich on 16th September 1941.

25) Official letter from the Army High Command concerning the Order of the Course 60 at Hannover for Candidate Officials (Beamte) and Officials of the intermediate service examined for the Army Paymaster career. It states that those tested in September 1941 have been appointed as aspirant Paymasters with effect from 5th September 1941, issued at Berlin on 14th October 1941.

26) Official calculation of the Seniority Pay fro Oberzahlmeister Alois Eisert, issued by the Wehrkreis Administration VII. The calculations lead to a service of 7 years with a start date of 1st October 1934, issued at Munich on 2nd July 1942.

27) Official copy of a posting order issued by the Wehrkreis Administration VII for Oberzahlmeister Alois Eisert, 2/91 GJR, with effect from 1st July 1942, and signed for correctness by Eisert himself, issued at Munich on 8th July 1942.

28) An official letter from the Armed Forces Welfare and Maintenance Office in Augsburg sent to berzahlmeister Alois Eisert, 2/91 GJR, concerning the completion of the Military Candidate Conditions. Issued at Augsburg on 19th May 1943.

29) An official copy of an Officer Letter from the Deputy Commander VII Army Corps to HQ 4 Mt Div and 7 Atk Repl Bn at Munich authorising the immediate posting of Oberzahlmeister Alois Eisert from II/91 GJR to 7 Atk Repl Bn. Issued at Murnau on 10th December 1943.

30) An official copy of an Officer Letter from the Deputy Commander VII Army Corps to 7 Atk Repl Bn Munich and Geb Jg Repl Bn I/98 Garnisch, authorising the immediate posting of Oberzahlmeister Alois Eisert from 7 Ark Repl Bn to Get Jg Repl Bn I/98, as Beamtenfeldersatz OKH-Genesendenstaffel VII, issued at Murnau on 4th April 1944.

31) A medical diagnosis certificate concerning Oberzahlmeister Alois Eisern, HQ 7 Atk Repl Bn and Trg Bn, issued by a unit doctor of that battalion, issued at Munich on 6th October 1944.

32) An official copy of an official letter from the Wehrkreis Administration VII to Army Garrison Administration at Mittenwald, concerning arrangements of the Seniority Pay of Oberzahlmeister Alois Eisert from 1st May 1944. Issue at Murnau on 8th October 1944.

33) An undated short handwritten CV written by Alois Eisert himself, giving details of his service in the police/military up to the time of his transfer to a career as a German Army Paymaster. Confirming the period from 1st October 1937 through to 31st January 1940.

34) A post-war certified extract taken from an official calculation of the Seniority Pay for Oberzahlmeister Alois Eisert, issued at Wolfsratshausen, south of Munich on 4th September 1950.

Alois Eisert was born on 15th November 1908 in Sailauf near Aschaffenburg to the southeast of Frankfurt am Main. Originally a member of the Bavarian Police from 1st October 1927 to 11th October 1935, he then went on to become a career soldier, and enlisted into the German Army on 12th October 1935 for service with the 100th Gebirgsjäger Regiment, and being employed initially as a signaller and then clerk. Promoted to Felwebel, he was serving with the 2nd Battalion of the 100th Gebirgsjäger Regiment when he was awarded the Armed Forces Long Service Decoration for 4 Years at Munich on 2nd October 1936, his police service having also been allowed to count towards his award.

Eisert was promoted to Oberfeldwebel on 1st October 1937, and then posted to the 98th Gebirgsjäger Regiment on 12th October 1937, and then took part in the entry into Austria on 13th March 1938, being awarded the Medal for the Entry into Austria on 8th November 1938, when serving as a clerk with the Headquarters of the 2nd Battalion, 98th Gebirgsjäger Regiment at Mittenwald. Promoted to Stabsfeldwebel on 1st October 1939 when serving with the 2nd Battalion, 54th Gebirgsjäger Field Replacement Battalion, a unit he had transferred to from 27th August 1939, he was with this unit on the outbreak of the Second World War, and took part in the campaign in Poland in 1939. Eisert was discharged after 12 years service on 31st January 1940, and immediately switched for services as an Armed Forces Official - which required the candidate to have served for at least 12 years with the army - his police service having also counted, and then began training for service as a paymaster - a Zahlmeister - with the Army Administration Service, and was then attached to the Pay Office of the 79th Mountain Artillery Replacement Battalion in Gernisch-Partenkirchen for a three year period of training from 1st February 1940.

Eisert was officially appointed a Zahlmeister on 5th September 1941, and having served in various replacement units, was then posted out to the Eastern Front to the occupied territories from 8th July 1942 as a Paymaster to the 2nd Battalion, 91st Gebirgsjäger Regiment, which unit, a part of the 4th Mountain Division, was then on active service in southern Russian in the Caucasus and the Kuban. He remained out at the front till 10th December 1943. During this period, Eisert was awarded the War Merit Cross 2nd Class with Swords on 10th September 1942, and having been promoted to Oberzahlmeister, was then awarded the War Merit Cross 1st Class with Swords on 1st September 1943. He was then posted home to Germany, and served the remainder of the war with various replacement units in Bavaria. He was last heard of gun September 1950 when living at Wolfsratshausen, south of Munich.