THE INSPIRATION – THE K.U.K. INFANTRY REGIMENT NO. 27
Our watch IR27 was named after the Styrian regiment, the k.u.k. Infantry Regiment “Albert 1st, King of the Belgians” No 27. The regiment existed from 1682 until the collapse of the monarchy in 1918 and had battalions in Graz and Ljubljana.
Regimental owner: 1682 – 1910: Leopold II, King of the Belgians /1910 – 1918: Albert I, King of the Belgians
Ethnical composition: 94% German-speaking, 6% foreign-language / command language: German
Facing color: gambodge yellow / Buttons: golden
Regiment Motto: fearless and faithful
Places of Service during the 1st World War: Eastern front: Grodek, Przemysl, Carpathian mountains, Kolomea / Southern front: Doberdo, Monte San Michele, Monte Cimon, Monte Meletta, Asiago, Monte Sief, Monte Forno, Monte di Val Bella, Assa gorge