Roberts Bebris

Birth Date:
10.04.1897
Death date:

Extra names:
Roberts Bebris Matīsa dēls
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Born in Latvia, Lance-corporal, WWI participant
Nationality:
 latvian
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Served in the regiments of the Latvian Riflemen

Served: 1. Daugavgrīvas latviešu strēlnieku bataljons (pulks) 1. rota

Awarded:

  • 23.12.1916, Cross of St. George 4 class, Nr. 743445

Additional information (in Latvian):

BEBRIS Roberts Matīsa d. dzimis 1897.10.04. Lielezeres pagastā, zemnieks no Tukuma, brīvprātīgais 1915.01.08., demobilizēts 1918.20.04. Pirms pulka uzbrukuma grieza ejas Tīreļpurvā vācu dzeloņdrātīs

Source: atvaļinātais pulkv. Jānis Hartmanis

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        05.01.1917 | Christmas Battles

        The Christmas Battles (Latvian:Ziemassvētku kaujas; German:Aa-Schlachten; Russian:Митавская операция) were offensive operations of the Russian army during World War I in the area of Jelgava, Latvia, by the 12th Army of the Northern Front. They took place from December 23 (January 5) untill December 29 (January 11) 1916 (1917). The Army was commanded by Gen. Radko Dimitriev; it was opposed by the 8th German Army. The battles took place in a swampy region, Tīreļpurvs (Tīrelis swamp), between Lake Babīte and Jelgava. The main assault force was the VI Siberian Rifle Corps which included two Latvian Rifleman brigades. Incompetence of Russian high command leaded to disastrous events in the Army. A month later February revolution begun.

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