Pour le mérite holders

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Re: Pour le mérite holders

Post by docarchiv » 23 Jul 2020 06:49

Hello,
new in my collection! The right with OL could be von Linsingen?
Glenn, hope you are prepared!
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Re: Pour le mérite holders

Post by Glenn2438 » 23 Jul 2020 14:51

Greetings,

I would hazard a guess at Friedrich von Gerok and indeed General von Linsingen. K.u.K. Feldmarschalleutnant Herbert Graf Herberstein at the extreme right.

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Re: Pour le mérite holders

Post by AJK » 23 Jul 2020 15:38

Thank you, Glenn - it is certainly better than nothing!

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Re: Pour le mérite holders

Post by AJK » 23 Jul 2020 23:54

Hi,

I am finding it difficult to get certain precise information about PLM awardee Generalmajor Wilhelm von Groddeck. I would be grateful if someone could supply the exact promotion dates for Sekondeleutnant, Premierleutnant and Generalmajor, and (if possible), exact appointment dates in 1915 for QMG of Heeresgruppe Prinz Leopold and in 1918 for Governor of Festung Thorn.

1883: Sekondeleutnant
1890: Premierleutnant
12 Sep 1896: Hauptmann
18 Apr 1903: Major
22 Mar 1910: Oberstleutnant
27 Jan 1913: Oberst
1915: Generalmajor

Commands held during World War I
1 Oct 1912 - 2 Aug 1914: Commander, 36th (2nd West Prussian) Field Artillery Regiment
2 Aug 1914 - 7 Sep 1914: Quartermaster-General II, Eastern Front
7 Sep 1914 - 15 Sep 1914: Commander, 21st Field Artillery Brigade
15 Sep 1914 - 1915: Quartermaster-General, 4th Army
1915 - 28 Nov 1916: Quartermaster-General, Army Group Prinz Leopold
28 Nov 1916 - Dec 1918: Commander, 208th Infantry Division
Dec 1918 - 31 Mar 1919: Governor of Fortress Thorn

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Re: Pour le mérite holders

Post by AJK » 24 Jul 2020 02:50

I am looking for some information on GdI Hans von Guretzky-Cornitz. Please could someone let me know:
- Place of birth
- Place of death
- Dates of appointment as acting commander (for 6 weeks in 1915) of I. Armeekorps

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Re: Pour le mérite holders

Post by Steen Ammentorp » 24 Jul 2020 06:52

HI AJK,

Regarding Generalmajor Wilhelm von Groddeck.

13.02.1883 Leutenant
20.09.1890 Oberleutnant
18.04.1915 Generalmajor (N)
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Re: Pour le mérite holders

Post by AJK » 24 Jul 2020 15:35

Hi Steen,

Great, thank you for the information! Have a wonderful weekend!

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Re: Pour le mérite holders

Post by Glenn2438 » 24 Jul 2020 18:09

AJK wrote:
24 Jul 2020 02:50
I am looking for some information on GdI Hans von Guretzky-Cornitz. Please could someone let me know:
- Place of birth
- Place of death
- Dates of appointment as acting commander (for 6 weeks in 1915) of I. Armeekorps

Thanks,

AJK
Hi AJ,

can't help with the I. Armeekorps appointment unfirtunately.

Born in Fürstenwalde/Spree
Died in Aachen.

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Re: Pour le mérite holders

Post by AJK » 24 Jul 2020 19:11

Thanks very much, Glenn!

Have a great weekend!

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Re: Pour le mérite holders

Post by AJK » 24 Jul 2020 21:39

Sorry to be a nuisance, but since I am only up to the H's, I am sure that there will be more to come... For the moment, could someone please provide a photo of Generalleutnant Rudolph Hammer?

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Re: Pour le mérite holders

Post by AJK » 25 Jul 2020 02:43

Hi,

1. I am looking for a photo of Generalmajor Walter von HAXTHAUSEN. Can anyone help, please?

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Re: Pour le mérite holders

Post by AJK » 25 Jul 2020 02:48

Hi,

I am having a hard time getting information about General der Kavallerie Friedrich Rüdiger von HERTZBERG. I cannot find a photo of him, and am also missing his promotion dates to:

?: Sekondeleutnant
?: Premierleutnant
?: Rittmeister
27 Jan 1896: Major
22 Apr 1902: Oberstleutnant
22 Apr 1905: Oberst
1 May 1909: Generalmajor
22 Apr 1912: Generalleutnant
?: General der Kavallerie

Also, from what I have been able to put together, he apparently transferred to the reserve on 18 February 1913, having commanded the Guards Cavalry Division, and was then recalled when WWI broke out. Can someone please provide the date of his recall and his first appointment during the war? (On 3 November 1914 he was appointed commander of the 11th Reserve Division).

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Re: Pour le mérite holders

Post by Glenn2438 » 25 Jul 2020 07:12

Morning AJ,

three portraits.

General von Hertzberg:

16.10.73: Sekondelieutenant
13.03.1884: Premierlieutenant
21.09.1889: Rittmeister (ohne patent)
25.03.93 Patent as Rittmeister of 21.03.88)

10.09.16 charakter als General der Kavallerie

01.08.14: Kommandeur 20. Landwehr-Brigade (Hauptreserve Graudenz).

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Re: Pour le mérite holders

Post by VJK » 25 Jul 2020 08:56

Sveiks!

Here's another pic of Hammer.

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Re: Pour le mérite holders

Post by AJK » 25 Jul 2020 17:02

Wow, Glenn. what can I say? Thank you so much for this wealth of information!

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AJK

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