Kurt Gotthilf von dem Borne
(19.05.1857 - 22.11.1933)
place of birth: Frankfurt an der Oder,
General der Infanterie
Imperial German general officer Kurt von dem Borne was in command
of 13th Division attached Einem-Rothmaler's VII. Army Corps when Germany
mobilized on the Belgian frontier. General von dem Borne was in
temporary command of the corps as they assisted in the taking of
Fortress Liege in the first few days of the Great War. The 13th
ID was part of the subsequent German push into France by the Second
General von dem Borne's division battled in hot spots across the
Western Front throughout the next couple years. During the campaigns of
1916, his division was engaged in both the Battle for Verdun area
and in the defense of the Somme. He was transferred in early 1917
to the Artois in order to take command of VI. Reserve Corps. He
remained in command of the corps throughout the remainder of the War,
and was awarded the Pour le Merite in April 1918, when he was
also promoted to the rank General der Infanterie. When the War ended, he
lead his troops back to the homeland and was placed in command of VI.
Army Corps headquartered in Breslau. General von dem Borne's was
outspoken against the harsh proposed terms of the Versailles Treaty,
and he resigned his commission upon learning that Germany had officially
signed it. Von dem Borne's son Kurt served in the Imperial Navy during
the Great War, and his son Dietrich was killed in action in July
1916 flying as battlefield observer.
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