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04/07/14 Generalmajor puis 22/03/18 Generalleutnant puis 16/06/21 General der Infanterie honoraire avec effet rétroactif au 01/10/20 Walter Rudolf Hugo Alexander von Hülsen (1863-1947) (+ 2 GM): Croix de l'Ordre "Pour le Mérite" (09/04/18), chef de la 43 brigade (-30/07/16), puis chef de la 19 division (30/07/16-). [Avant la guerre: 43 brigade (04/07/14-).] [Après la guerre: 19 division (-19), corps libre von Hülsen (19), 10 brigade (15/05/19-01/10/20), Gruppenkommando 2 (01/10/20-03/08/21), 03/08/21 en retraite.]
However, Ernst von Salomon, in his Geschichte der Deutsche Freikorps Kämpfer speaks of a Generalleutnant von Hülsen as Commander of the Hülsen Freikorps and includes a photo which bears no resemblence whatsoever to the one in your post.
So I am inclined to think that the General in your photo was General der Infanterie Walter von Hülsen, and that the above quoted French source was confused.
Perhaps Durand can shed some brighter light on the issue, as he has a wealth of knowledge concerning the Freikorps.
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