Saint Benoît-en-Woëvre was home for the 2 Chevauleger Regiment for roughly a year and a half, from December 12, 1914 to July 14, 1916. The town was also site of the headquarters for the III Bavarian Corps and there is no doubt that the regiment was involved in dispatch riding and otherwise providing manpower for the Feldgendarmerie.
Below are a few pictures that I found:
Nicknamed the “Schloss” (or castle), the German Army utilized a structure that had once been a monastery as the headquarters for the III Bavarian Corps during the Battle of Verdun as well as using it for a field hospital.
Here are some more views:
Finally, we end with “then and now” views:
It’s too bad that we do not have any known photos of the 2 Chevauleger actually at St. Benoît or anywhere in the vicinity. Maybe one day… 🙂
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