In summer 1916 had one of the bloodiest battles of First World War started at Verdun, France . On of the soldiers that was participating was Gefreiter Hans Ellner born Jan 25th 1896. He belonged to the Bavarian 10th Infantery Regiment and had joined the army in October 1915.
In July 1916 he fought with the regiment in Verdun and during the whole war he was at the western front
he was awarded the Iron Cross II class and in september 1917 got the Bavarian Military Cross III class with swords.
EK2 , Doc for his BMVK3bx and Medal bar with EK2, BMVK3bx and HEK. and a orginal box for BMVK3bx