Recently I received a message from someone who had the program from the dedication ceremony, which included an entry for all those named. The entry for Max was:
Hertha, Max, Buchbinder, geb. am 21. 9. 1876 au Sonneberg, eu., verbeiratet. Seine Ehefrau Marie geb. Truthan, mohnbaft Sonneberg, Charolottentrase 10. 2 kinder. Befallen am 24. 7. 1916 als Mustetier beim Inf. Regt. 93, 11. kimo., an der Somme in Frantreich, infolge Artilleriegelchok.Max was a book binder. He left his wife, Marie and two children. He was killed July 24th 1916 at Somme, France. If my translation is correct he was a rifleman, killed in an artillery barrage two months before his 40th birthday.
The Battle of the Somme lasted between July 1, 1916 and November 18, 1916 . The battle lines are shown in the diagram below:
- BATTLE OF BAZENTIN RIDGE
- BATTLE OF DELVILLE WOOD
- BATTLE OF POZIÈRES RIDGE