PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Matern, Alfred
Date of birth: December 15th, 1910 (Königsberg/East Prussia, Germany)
Date of death:  February 26th, 1946 (Lazarett Insterburg/Eastprussia, Germany)
Buried on:  German War Cemetery Insterburg / Chernyakhovsk
Nationality:  German
BIOGRAPHY: 
Alfred Matern entered the Wehrmacht voluntarily on April 10th, 1934 and was attached to Infanterie-Regiment 22.

According to the Volksbund, Alfred Matern died on February 26th, 1946 in a hospital in Insterburg. Other sources give the date of March 26ht, 1945.
     
EISERNES KREUZ 2. KLASSE
Awarded on: August 21st, 1941
 
     
EISERNES KREUZ 1. KLASSE
Awarded on: September 19th, 1941
 
     
DEUTSCHES KREUZ IN GOLD
Rank: Oberfeldwebel (Warrant Officer)
Unit: 10. / Infanterie-Regiment 22 / 1. Infanterie-Division
Awarded on: March 14th, 1942
Details: Award 88/56.
 
     
RITTERKREUZ DES EISERNEN KREUZES
Rank: Oberfeldwebel (Warrant Officer)
Unit: Zugführer 5. / Füsilier-Regiment 22 / 1. Infanterie-Division / XXVI.Armee-Korps / 18.Armee / Heeresgruppe Nord
Awarded on: September 4th, 1943
 
     
RITTERKREUZ MIT EICHENLAUB
Rank: Oberfeldwebel (Warrant Officer)
Unit: Zugführer 5. / Füsilier-Regiment 22 / 1. Infanterie-Division / Armee-Abteilung Samland / Heeresgruppe Nord
Awarded on: March 16th, 1945
Details: 784th Award.
 
     
NAHKAMPFSPANGE IN BRONZE
 
     
INFANTERIE-STURMABZEICHEN
 
     
MEDAILLE "WINTERSCHLACHT IM OSTEN 1941/42" (OSTMEDAILLE)
 
 
 
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Picture source:   - Wilco Vermeer collection, the Netherlands
Information source(s):   - FELLGIEBEL, W.P., Elite of theThird Reich, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003.
- PATZWALL, K. & SCHERZER, V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001.
- Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge e.V.
- Lexikon der Wehrmacht
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