Axis History Forum

This is an apolitical forum for discussions on the Axis nations and related topics hosted by Marcus Wendel's Axis History Factbook in cooperation with Michael Miller's Axis Biographical Research, Christoph Awender's WW2 day by dayand Christian Ankerstjerne’s Panzerworld.

Skip to content

If you found the forum useful please consider supporting us. You can also support us by buying books through the AHF Bookstore.

Little Known German Generals of WW1

Discussions on all aspects of Imperial Germany not covered in the other sections.

Postby Peter H on 05 Dec 2004 01:43

General der Infanterie Julius Friedrich Riemann (1855-1935)

PLM 16/3/15.

Kommandeur 15th Division
Kom VIII Corps 5/10/14-17/12/16
Kom VI Corps 17/12/16-23/11/17
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
User avatar
Peter H
Forum Staff
Australia
 
Posts: 28605
Joined: 30 Dec 2002 13:18
Location: Australia

Postby Peter H on 05 Dec 2004 01:58

Generalmajor von Hülfen?
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
User avatar
Peter H
Forum Staff
Australia
 
Posts: 28605
Joined: 30 Dec 2002 13:18
Location: Australia

Postby Peter H on 05 Dec 2004 02:02

General der Kavallerie Freiherr Götz Friedrich Wilhelm Ulrich von König (1849-1934)

PLM 23/7/1915.

Kom 1st Landwehr Div 1914
Kom I Kavallerie Corps 1914-16
Kom Generalkommando 56 23/9/16-6/3/18.
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
User avatar
Peter H
Forum Staff
Australia
 
Posts: 28605
Joined: 30 Dec 2002 13:18
Location: Australia

Postby Peter H on 05 Dec 2004 02:10

Generalleutnant von Huller?
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
User avatar
Peter H
Forum Staff
Australia
 
Posts: 28605
Joined: 30 Dec 2002 13:18
Location: Australia

Postby Peter H on 05 Dec 2004 02:11

Generalmajor von Maur?
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
User avatar
Peter H
Forum Staff
Australia
 
Posts: 28605
Joined: 30 Dec 2002 13:18
Location: Australia

Postby AJK on 05 Dec 2004 05:03

Hi Peter,

Again, some limited information:

Generalleutnant Hugo Ritter von HULLER (1859 - 1931)
Commanding Officer, 3. Bavarian Infantry Division
Commanding Officer, 12. Bavarian Infantry Division
Commanding Officer, 9. Bavarian Reserve Infantry Brigade
Commanding Officer, 11. Bavarian Reserve Infantry Brigade
Military Governor of Namur Province
Commandant, Fortress Ulm

Generalleutnant Heinrich von MAUR (1863 - 1947)
Commanding Officer, 27. (2. Württemberg) Infantry Division
Commanding Officer, 79. Reserve Field Artillery Brigade

There were two Generals von HÜLSEN during the war:

Generalleutnant Bernhard von HÜLSEN (1865 - 1950)
Commanding Officer, 231. Infantry Division
Commanding Officer, 3. Guards Infantry Brigade
Chief of Staff, Marine Corps

General der Infanterie Walther von HÜLSEN (1863 - 1947)
Commanding Officer, 19. Infantry Division
Commanding Officer, 43. Infantry Brigade

I hope this helps.

Regards,

AJK
User avatar
AJK
Member
United States
 
Posts: 869
Joined: 19 Jun 2002 02:37
Location: Milwaukee, USA

Postby walterkaschner on 05 Dec 2004 08:28

Hi Peter!

There is some confusion arrising from the photo you've shown which stems from the similarity in "fractur" font between "f" and "s". I can find no reference to a General von Hülfen, but as AJK indicated there were two Generals von Hülsen. Robert G. L. Waite in his Vanguard of Nazism indicates that Generalleutnant Bernhard von Hülsen headed up the von Hülsen Freikorps and was second in command at the battle of Annaberg in Silesia, but another (French) source states that it was General der Infanterie Walter von Hülsen:

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.

Regards, Kaschner

walterkaschner
In memoriam
United States
 
Posts: 1469
Joined: 13 Mar 2002 01:17
Location: Houston, Texas

Hülsen

Postby Glenn2438 on 05 Dec 2004 09:08

Hi Walter,

that would indeed appear to be the later General der Infanterie Walter von Hülsen (20.05.1863 - 13.03.1947). He eventually rose to command the Reichsheer Gruppenkommando II at Kassel. He was awarded the PLM as the commander of the 19th Infantry Division on the Somme on the 9.4.1918. The photograph above predates his 22.03.1918 promotion to Generalleutnant and award of the PLM.

Generalleutnant Bernhard von Hülsen ( 20.04.1865 - 21.04.1950) commanded Freikorps von Hülsen.

Regards
Glenn
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
User avatar
Glenn2438
Forum Staff
United Kingdom
 
Posts: 2640
Joined: 17 Mar 2002 16:24
Location: United Kingdom

Postby VJK on 05 Dec 2004 09:58

Hi Peter:

Char. General der Artillerie (27.8.1939) Dr. Heinrich von MAUR:
Kdr. 27. (Württembergische) Infanterie-Division: 14.03.1917-Ende
Pour le Merite: 20.5.1917

Obergruppenführer SS:

http://www.geocities.com/~orion47/SS-PO ... f_M-Z.html

Regards,

VJK
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
User avatar
VJK
Member
Latvia
 
Posts: 3818
Joined: 07 Apr 2002 15:50
Location: Riga, Latvia

Maur

Postby Glenn2438 on 05 Dec 2004 10:32

Peter,

Char. General der Artillerie Dr. h.c. Heinrich von Maur, born 19.07.1863 at Ulm, died 10.04.1947. Spent much of the war as an artillery brigade commander and commanded the 27th Division since March 1917. Awarded the PLM for the defence of bullecourt in the spring of 1917. Retired from thearmy on the 25.07.1919 and was promoted to the "charakter" rank of General der Artillerie on the 25th anniversary of the battle of Tannenberg on the 27th of August 1939.

Regards
Glenn
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
User avatar
Glenn2438
Forum Staff
United Kingdom
 
Posts: 2640
Joined: 17 Mar 2002 16:24
Location: United Kingdom

Planitz

Postby Glenn2438 on 05 Dec 2004 10:48

General der Infanterie Horst Edler von der Planitz, born 11.8.1859 in Dresden, died 9.6. 1941.

Entered Schützen-Regiment Nr. 108 in 1877 and received the following promotions:

6.10.78 :Sekondlieutenant
18.3.86: Premierlieutenant
23.5.91: Hauptmann
17.4.98: Major
11.9.03: Obersleutnant
23.9.05: Oberst
23.3.10: Generalmajor
3.2.13: Generalleutnant
5.4.17: General der Infanterie

Served as a battalion and regimental adjutant in Infantry Regiment Nr. 105 and following attendance at the War Academy saw service on several General Staff appointments. He served as a departmental chief in the Saxon War Ministry from 1904 to 1906 when he became commander of Schützen-Regiment Nr. 108 on the 22.1.1906

29.09.10-23.09.11: Commander 46. Infantry Brigade (2. Royal Saxon)
23.09.11: Saxon Army Chief of Staff
25.03.13: Commander 3. Royal Saxon Division Nr. 32
17.04.16-8.9.17: Commander XII (1. Royal Saxon) Army Corps
23.11.17: Commander XXV Reserve Corps
15.12.17-24.07.18: Commander XII (Royal Saxon) Reserve Corps

Regards
Glenn
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
User avatar
Glenn2438
Forum Staff
United Kingdom
 
Posts: 2640
Joined: 17 Mar 2002 16:24
Location: United Kingdom

Postby VJK on 05 Dec 2004 15:15

Hi Peter!

Would you by any chance have pics of the following lesser-known Generals in that wonderful book of yours:

General der Kavallerie Wolf Marschall Freiherr von Altengottern
Generalleutnant Robert von Bernuth
General der Artillerie Friedrich von Campe
General der Artillerie Johannes von Malachowski
General der Infanterie Theodor Mengelbier
General der Infanterie Burghard von Oven
General der Infanterie Ernst von Oven
Generalleutnant Theodor Teetzmann

Regards,

VJK
User avatar
VJK
Member
Latvia
 
Posts: 3818
Joined: 07 Apr 2002 15:50
Location: Riga, Latvia

Postby Peter H on 06 Dec 2004 08:30

Walter,
Thanks for the clarification on Hülsen.

The only photo I have of Bernard von Hülsen is below,at the time of the Kapp Putsch.Luttwitz on the left,Hülsen on the right.

Photo from Charles Woolley's German Uniforms,Insignia & Equipment 1918-1923.

Regards,
Peter
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
User avatar
Peter H
Forum Staff
Australia
 
Posts: 28605
Joined: 30 Dec 2002 13:18
Location: Australia

Postby Peter H on 06 Dec 2004 08:31

Glenn,
Thanks for your usual excellent contributions.

Regards,
Peter
User avatar
Peter H
Forum Staff
Australia
 
Posts: 28605
Joined: 30 Dec 2002 13:18
Location: Australia

Postby Peter H on 06 Dec 2004 08:34

VJK,
All I have is General der Kavallerie Wolf Marschall Freiherr von Altengottern.

Thanks for the info on Maur.

Regards,
Peter
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
User avatar
Peter H
Forum Staff
Australia
 
Posts: 28605
Joined: 30 Dec 2002 13:18
Location: Australia

PreviousNext

Return to Imperial Germany

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests