Wilhelm von Klewitz
(03.02.1872 - 01.10.1925)
place of birth: Magdeburg (Prussian Saxony)
Königreich Preußen: AOK-Stabschef,
One of the most highly decorated
staff officers of the Prussian military, Willi von Klewitz commenced his
military career as a cadet at the age of 13. He then served as a page in
the Imperial Court, becoming close friends with Crown Prince Wilhelm and
his brother Oskar. During the War, he commanded an infantry regiment and
then serving as chief of staff for several corps-level commanders. The
final year of the Great War saw him as a field army chief of staff.
After the ceasing of
hostilities, von Klewitz dabbled a bit in the world of cinema to
make ends meet, appearing as an extra in "Fredericus Rex". In
1925, however, he was sent to Istanbul by the Reichswehr in order to
help Kemal Atatürk reorganize the Turkish Army. Returning to
Berlin Schlachtensee in 1928, von Klewitz unexpectedly passed away on 1
October while sipping his afternoon coffee.
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