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Wilhelm von Klewitz
(3.2.1872 - 1.10.1925)
place of birth: 
 Magdeburg  (Prussian Saxony)


O
ne of the most highly decorated staff officers of the Prussian military, Willi 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.

Following the War, 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.

 
Assignments and Commands  (pre-War)
00.00.1890 1.Thüringisches Feld-Artillerie-Regiment Nr. 19 - Erfurt 
00.00.1890 Leutnant
00.00.1909 Großer Generalstab - Berlin
   
Assignments and Commands  (during Great War)
02.08.1914 unknown
12.11.1916 Infanterie-Regiment Graf Bülow von Dennewitz (6. Westfälisches) Nr. 55  (Cdr)
20.01.1917 Generalkommando 54  (Kühne's Chief of Staff)
00.00.0000 XI. Armeekorps  (Chief of Staff)
01.02.1918 3. Armee  (von Einem's Chief of Staff)
10.08.1918 2. Armee  (von der Marwitz' Chief of Staff)
21.09.1918 3. Armee  (von Einem's Chief of Staff)
   
   
Pour le Merite:  6 August 1917  (Oakleaves: 26 August 1918)
highest rank:  General





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