I see that this question has been asked and answered with a plethora of information as well as the notation that a lot of archives were destroyed in 1945. However, I thought it might be worth asking again. The catch-22 being that I have no information on my grandfather's service in the German army and the only way to search is by soldiers' unit information-which I do not have. All I know is that he was born near Graz, Austria served in the German Army and was born in November 1896. Is there another way to search for records of soldiers without having their unit information?