Wilhelm von Klewitz
(03.02.1872 - 01.10.1925)
place of birth: 
 Magdeburg  (Prussian Saxony)
Königreich Preußen:  AOK-Stabschef,  Oberstleutnant


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.

 
 
Oberstleutnant .............. 22.03.1917

Pour le Mérite ................. 06.08.1917  (Eichenlaub:  26.08.1918)
 
 
 

  
    
Curriculum Vitae  
    
24.03.1890 Sekonde-Lieutenant
22.03.1890 1.Thüringisches Feld-Artillerie-Regiment Nr. 19 - Erfurt 
00.03.1894 1.Thüringisches Feld-Artillerie-Regiment Nr. 19 - Erfurt  (Abteilungs-Adjutant)
15.06.1898 Premier-Lieutenant
15.09.1905 Hauptmann
00.00.0000 36. Infanterie-Division - Danzig  (August von Mackensen's Chief of Staff)
22.03.1912 Major
00.00.1912 Großer Generalstab - Berlin
   
Great War  
   
02.08.1914 IX. Reservekorps "Nordarmee(Ia on Max von Boehn's General Staff)
00.02.1915 3. Armee  (Ia on Karl von Einem's General Staff)
00.07.1915 XXIV. Reservekorps  (Friedrich von Gerok's Chief of Staff)
00.04.1916 Großes Hauptquartier - Charleville  (temporarily attached  to Supreme Army Command)
00.00.1916 XI. Armeekorps  (Otto von Plüskow's Chief of Staff)
00.00.1916 XXIV. Reservekorps  (Friedrich von Gerok's Chief of Staff)
12.11.1916 Infanterie-Regiment Graf Bülow von Dennewitz (6. Westfälisches) Nr. 55  (Cdr)
00.03.1917 XI. Armeekorps  (Otto von Plüskow's Chief of Staff)
22.03.1917 Oberstleutnant
00.10.1917 Generalkommando z.b.V. Nr.54  (Viktor Kühne's Chief of Staff)
01.02.1918 3. Armee  (Karl von Einem's Chief of Staff)
10.08.1918 2. Armee  (Georg von der Marwitz' Chief of Staff)
21.09.1918 3. Armee  (Karl von Einem's Chief of Staff)
   
   
 

06.05.1914

 

 

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