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Bernhard von Gelieu
(24.5.1864 - 14.10.1926)
place of birth:  Berlin

Prussian colonel most noted for serving as commandant of the Fortress at Liege, Belgium during the final months of the war. Bernhard was the son of General of Infantry Bernhard von Gelieu, the last of the Neuchâtel officers serving in the Guard-Schützen-Battalion.

Young Bernhard was also with the Guard-Schützen-Battalion during his pre-war service years, ultimately receiving command of that battalion as Germany entered the war. During the bulk of the war, however, he headed two different infantry regiments, seeing action on both the western and eastern fronts. In the summer of 1918, von Gelieu was transferred to Liege in order to serve as the fortress commandant. Following the war, he was promoted to major general and died in Berlin in 1926.

Assignments and Commands  (pre-War)
14.04.1883 ,,Kaiser Alexander Garde-Grenadier-Regiment Nr. 1 - Berlin
13.09.1884 Leutnant
00.00.0000 6. Rheinisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 68 - Koblenz
16.02.1892 Garde-Schützen-Bataillon - Berlin/Lichterfelde  (Coy Cdr)
02.06.1893 Oberleutnant
26.05.1898 Hauptmann
17.09.1909 Major
00.00.1912 Leibgarde-Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 115 - Darmstadt  (Bn Cdr)
04.07.1913 Garde-Schützen-Bataillon - Berlin/Lichterfelde  (Cdr)
Assignments and Commands  (during Great War)
02.08.1914 Garde-Schützen-Bataillon  =  2. Armee
00.12.1914 Reserve-Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 87
24.12.1914 Oberstleutnant
06.02.1916 5. Westpreußisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 148
18.10.1917 Oberst
31.07.1918 Festung Liege  (Commandant)
Pour le Merite:  n/a
highest rank:  Oberst

special thanks to Bernhard von Gelieu (Gen von Gelieu's grandson) for the profile and image

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