Soldier Regt81 - 1913  

Between August 1914 and November 1918 the Regiment as part of the 42nd Brigade of the 21st Infantry Division served on both the Western and Eastern Fronts.

The Regiment fought in all the major battles of the Great War, including the Battle of the Marne in September 1914, the Battle of Verdun and the Somme in 1916, Second Battle of the Somme in 1918 and the withdrawl of the 21st Infantry Division and elements of the Imperial Army East of the Schelde from Oct. to 10 Nov 1918.

The Regiment returned to German after 11th November and was demobilised on 30th November 1918.

The fatalities of the Regiment in the First World War amounted to 3,048 officers, NCOs and Men.



IR81 Re-enactment Group


Members of IR81 Re-enactment Group, as part of our involvement in remembering the First World War, will create an impression of the 81st Royal Prussian Infantry Regiment, of the 42nd Brigade of the 21st Infantry Division, Imperial German Army.

Members will take every appropriate opportunity to reenact the Regiment.

The Royal Prussian Infantry Regiment ‘Nr 81’ Re-enactment Group is based in the Republic of Ireland and dedicated to creating a greater understanding of the experience of the First World War.

‘Regt 81’ was formed with the following aims in mind:

1. Furthering interest in the period 1914-1918 to perpetuate the memory, courage and comradeship of all those who served in France and Belgium and in their own countries during The Great War.

2. To educate and inform the public on the history of The Great War with particular reference to the Imperial German Army on the Western Front.

3. To entertain both our members and the public through participation at historical re-enactment events.




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