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German Army
1937 Infantry Battalion Headquarters (East Prussia)
STAB EINES INFANTERIEBATAILLONS (OSTPREUSSEN)
KStN 111(O) dated 01.10.1937
1 Battalion Commander (B) (Pistol)(on horseback)
Battalion Headquarters
    Headquarters Section
        1 Battalion Adjutant (Z) (Pistol)(on horseback)
        1 Aide (Z) (Pistol)(on horseback)
        1 Battalion Physician (K) (Pistol)(on horseback)
        1 Paymaster Official in the Upper Administrative Service (Z) (Pistol)(on bicycle)
        1 NCO as Messenger Leader / Bugler (Rifle)(on bicycle)
        1 Messenger (Rifle)(on horseback)
        1 Messenger with Scissors Telescope (Pistol)(on horseback)
        1 Clerk (Rifle)
        6 Messengers (Rifles)(on bicycle)
        2 Motorcyclists (Rifle)(on motorcycles)
        2 Grooms for 4 officers' horses (Rifle)(riding battalion commander's 2nd horse)
        1 Groom for 2 officers' horses (Rifle)(riding battalion adjutant's 2nd horse)
    Signal Detachment
        1 Signal NCO / Detachment Leader (Pistol)
        1 Signaler for special duties (Rifle)(on bicycle)
        1 Wagon Driver (Rifle)
        1 signal wagon (Hf. 1/1) drawn by 2 heavy draught horses
        2 Small Telephone Sections a, each with
        1 Telephonist NCO / Section Leader (Rifle)
        3 Telephonists (Rifles)
        2 Pack Radio sections d
        1 Radio NCO / Section Leader (Rifle)
        1 Radioman (Rifle)
        2 Pack Radio sections d
        1 Radioman as Section Leader (Rifle)
        1 Radioman (Rifle)
    Combat Trains
        1 Assistant Physician (Z) (Pistol)(on horseback)
        1 Armorer Official (Z) (Pistol)(on bicycle)
        1 NCO as Combat Trains Leader (Rifle)
        1 NCO for Gas Protection (Rifle)
        1 NCO Farrier (Pistol)
        1 NCO Armorer (Pistol)(on bicycle)
        1 Medical NCO (Pistol)(on motorcycle with sidecar)
        5 Wagon Drivers (Rifles)
        1 Assistant Armorer (Pistol)
        1 Assistant Armorer & wagon escort (Pistol)
        1 Farrier & wagon escort (Pistol)
        1 Cook (Rifle)
        1 Cook & wagon escort (Rifle)
        1 Cartwright & wagon escort (Rifle)
        1 Groom & wagon escort (Rifle)
        1 entrenching equipment wagon (Hf. 1) drawn by 2 light draught horses
        1 large farrier wagon (Hf. 1/13) drawn by 2 light draught horses
        1 armorer wagon (Hf. 1/14) drawn by 2 light draught horses
        1 field kitchen (Hf. 12 or Hf. 14) drawn by 2 light draught horses
    Rations Trains, Ist Echelon
        1 Rations NCO / Trains Leader (Rifle)(on bicycle)
        1 Wagon Driver (Rifle)
        1 Wagon Escort (Rifle)
        1 rations wagon (Hf. 1) drawn by 2 light draught horses
    Rations Trains, IInd Echelon [1]
        1 Rations NCO / Trains Leader (Rifle)(on horseback)
        3 Wagon Drivers (Rifles)
        3 Wagon Escorts (Rifles)
        3 wagons (Hf. 1) for rations
    Baggage Trains [2]
        1 Senior NCO as Battalion Clerk (Pistol)(on bicycle)
        1 NCO as Baggage Trains Leader (Rifle)(on horseback)
        1 Clerk & wagon escort (Rifle)
        1 Cobbler & wagon escort (Rifle)
        1 Harness Maker & wagon escort (Rifle)
        1 Tailor (Rifle)
        4 Wagon Drivers (Rifles)
        4 wagons (Hf. 1) for baggage each drawn by 2 light horses
    Auxiliary Trains [3]
        2 Equipment Handlers (Rifles)
        2 Wagon Drivers (Rifles)
        2 stores wagons (Hf. 1) each drawn by 2 light draught horses
NOTES:
  [1] Also provided transport for one MG Company, and three rifle companies. In addition, it provided rations transport for the Regiment Headquarters or the Infantry Gun Company.
  [2] Also provided baggage transport for one MG company.
  [3] Detached to the Light Infantry Column, but loaded for and counted as part of the battalion headquarters.

Totals: (including the Auxiliary Trains)
5 Officers, 2 Officials, 15 NCO, 60 Enlisted Men;
16 Pistols, 66 Rifles;
12 riding horses, 32 draught horses, 16 wagons;
2 motorcycles, 1 motorcycle with sidecar; 13 bicycles.