Originally Posted by chum
My grand grand father was an Austrian soldier, who was badly wounded in Russia during WW1. He was cured by byelorussian peasants family and got married with their daughter. He never return home and lived in Byelorussia the rest of his life. He lived very short life and died of his wounds before WW2. There were two children he had with his wife. One of them was my grandpa. Even my mother never seen her grandfather and of course me too.
I have only one photo of grand-grand father in austrian uniform. And some pics when he lived in Byelorussia and was a Soviet citizen.
Now I have a feeling there are some archives somewhere, in Austria for example, wich contains information about solders who were scripted in army and took part in WW1.
If you have some info, please tell me.
Thanks in advance
I'm afraid im too late with these infos but i hope once the OP starter will visit the site again. But i just found online the Austro-Hungarian world war one casualty lists and these are the people who i found and had similar name to your ancestor (i checked Schreyers, Schreiers, there were no hits for Shreier spelling):
Schreyer Georg, Korp., IR. Nr. 26, 11. Komp., Ungarn, Hont, Salka, 1884, verw. (wounded)
Schreier Georg, Inft., IR. Nr. 76, StbsAbt., Ungarn, kriegsgef. (became POW)
Schreier Georg, Ldsch., LdschR. Nr. I, 13. Komp., tot (dead)
Schreier Georg. Jag., F.IIJ. Nr. 28, 4 Komp., Ungarn, Arad, Elek. 1882, verw. (wounded)
Out of these he seems to be the most likely candidate:
on 10.7.1915 Schreier Georg, Inft., IR. Nr. 76, StbsAbt., Ungarn, kriegsgef.
it means he was an infantryman in the 76th (K.u.K.) Infantry Regiment, i'm not sure for what does "StbsAbt." stands, if somebody is more familiar with the Austro-Hungarian military abbreviations? He was from Hungary and he became a prisoner of war (kriegsgef. stands for that).
Unfortunetly it doesnt say when and where was he born, but the regiment's recruitment area were Sopron and Moson counties (today Győr-Moson-Sopron county) so he must hail from that area. His German name also fits to it perfectly, the ethnic composition of that regiment was mixed German-Hungarian. Also that regiment fought on the Russian front in that period.
to check the source go to Czecz National Library site http://kramerius.nkp.cz/kramerius/Welcome.do
To search among ww1 Austro-Hungarian casualties, write in the search field the name you are looking for and after it title
Verlustliste) , so it only search in the casualty list. Also sometimes need to try alternative spellings.
I also found info on a relative there, it was even mentioned in which prisoner camp was he in the Russian Far East.
Further info on the source http://www.radixindex.com/databases/pv008001.shtml
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The Verlustliste, i. e. the Casualty list was a gazette published almost daily during the years of WW1 by the K.u.K. Ministry of War. The issues typically printed on 40-60 pages each (approx. 39,000 pages for the whole series) contain the casualties in sections like that of the officers, the one year volunteers, the military in the ranks, all in alphabetical order of surnames and given names. After a while a section of additions and corrections was added to the issues, too.
The publication includes military from all parts of Austria-Hungary, thus, soldiers from South-Tirol to Galicia, from Bosnia-Herzegovina to Bohemia appear in the lists.
The information to be found in the issues can be: person's name, rank, military unit name and number, zuständigkeit (place of residence), year of birth and casualty type. This latter can be death (date of date usually provided), injury, becoming a prisoner of war (often with a place). Sometimes entries don't have all these details, information can be partial.
Another series published parallel with Verlustliste was Nachrichte über Verwundete und Kranke. This has information about the whereabouts of the injured, naming the hospitals of Austria-Hungary.
I also found two Georg (Georgius is in Latin, György is in Hungarian) Schreiers who were born back then in Moson county in Hungary (so in the recruitment area of the 76th regiment), one in 1889, the other in 1893 who could be in military age in 1915. IMO there is good chance one of them could be your grand-grandfather: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X8QD-KXT
(Pomogy today belongs to Austria, in Burgenland province and called Pamhagen in German) https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X2WT-9RN
(Boldogasszony is also in Burgenland, Austria today, its German name is Frauenkirchen)