Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Prince Max's remains are found



August 30, 1916

The remains of Prince Maximilian of Hesse, nephew of Kaiser Wilhelm II, at Hazebrouck, in northeaster France, have been found, reports the Washington Post.  The discovery "definitely establishes his death."

Prince Maximilian was the second of six sons of Prince Friedrich Karl of Hesse and his wife, Princess Margarete of Prussia.  He was one week short of his 20th birthday, when he was killed in action in France on October 13, 1914.

3 comments:

www.maltagenealogy.com said...

I hope his reburial will bring much attention in the media. How interesting !.

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

Did you look at the actual date of the story? 1916!

Diane Brown said...

He was reburied in 1926 thanks to King George V. The locals did not like that he was buried in their town in France.
Only 18. So many died. Terrible thing is war