Gefreiter Rudolf Martin Schäfer, born 01.11.1911 of the Fahrkol.256. His unit kept moving on west with the wounded soldiers. Rudolf eventually died of head wounds on 18th September 1943 aged 32 near Bulgakowo/Duchoschtchina and is buried in a mass grave. Was that common practice to carry the wounded in direction west? The distance was huge with the Soviet Army chasing them all along. Seems strange these days. Any explanation? Born in 1945, I never met my uncle, only his fiance. Stefan.