Portrait de Arthur Linster.
Registration Nr.:    V 00786
Birthday:    11.04.1932, Dalheim
Father:     Robert LINSTER
Mother:    Marie Anne WITRY
Service entry:    08.07.1949
Contingent:    1st
Ranks:    Soldat de 2e Classe
                  Soldat de 1re Classe (1950)
                  Caporal (1951)
Death:    25.10.1982


On 8 July 1949, Arthur was conscripted into the military. He later volunteered to join the first contingent. After six months into the campaign, his merits on the battlefield were rewarded with a promotion to Caporal in July 1951.

Back in Luxembourg, he stayed in service as a mechanic and instructor for the training of new recruits. It was not until February 1953 that Arthur submitted his resignation, expressing his will of “creating a situation in civil life”. Arthur later earned his living as a long-haul truck driver.

"Cpl. discipliné et dévoué énergique. A montré de l’initiative. Tireur Bren de 1er ordre. A toujours fait son service d’une façon remarquable."

Lieutenant Tun Wagener about Arthur. © Wagener/MNHM

"[…] Bon travailleur au garage des chenillettes. Calme et dévoué. […]"

Quote from the termination contract by Premier Lieutenant Jean Trauffler. © Armée Luxembourgeoise