THE INSPIRATION – THE K.U.K. INFANTRY REGIMENT NO. 59
Our watch IR59 was named after the k.u.k. Infantry Regiment “Erzherzog Rainer – Archduke Rainer” No 59. The regiment existed from 1682 until the collapse of the monarchy in 1918 and had battalions in Salzburg, Innsbruck, Schwaz and Bregenz.
Regimental owner: 1830 – 1852: Leopold Großherzog von Baden – Leopold Grand Duke of Baden / 1852 – 1918: Erzherzog Rainer – Archduke Rainer
Ethnical composition: 97% German-speaking, 3% foreign-language / command language: German
Facing color: orange-yellow / Buttons: golden
Places of Service during the 1st World War: Eastern front (Russia): Przewodow, Liwcze Sulimow, Lemberg, San, Wolina, Opatkowice, Dobra, Solobow / Southern front (Italy): Obertilliach, Kartisch, Drei Zinnen- Plateau, Monte Piano, Monte Cimone, Lepozze-Ortigara, Folgaria, Monte Coston, Monte Cengio, Rombon, Selva Piana, Asiago, Col della Beretta