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LESSER, LOUIS:

German soldier; born at Neustadt about 1850; served in the Second Brandenburg Dragoons in the Franco-Prussian war. On Nov. 18, 1870, while on patrol work between Sens and Villeneuve, his comrades being dispersed in various directions, he was surprised by six of the enemy. He stood his ground, and on the return of his comrades advanced and captured the captain of the francs-tireurs who had attacked him.

Bibliography:
  • Deutsches Heldenbuch, p. 304;
  • Juden als Soldaten, p. 105.
S. J.
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