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     Gottfried Marquard        

Gottfried Matthias Marquard
(2.6.1864 - 9.10.1918)
place of birth: 
 Braunschweig  (Brunswick)

Prussian infantry officer who joined the 97th Infantry Regiment in October 1883. Prior to the War, Marquard was a colonel serving on the Great General Staff in Berlin. Upon mobilization, he was appointed Chief of Staff with General Günther Graf von Kirchbach's X. Reserve Corps. He was severely wounded in late August 1914, but returned to action to serve throughout most of the War as a Chief of Staff at both the corps level and field army level. Marquard was a divisional commander during the final year of the War, but was relieved of duty in late September 1918 due to health reasons. He died in Bad Homburg shortly thereafter.

Assignments and Commands  (pre-War)
00.10.1883 1. Oberrheinisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 97 - Saarburg
00.00.0000 Großer Generalstab - Berlin  (Section Chief)
22.04.1914 Oberst
Assignments and Commands  (during Great War)
02.08.1914 X. Reservekorps  (von Kirchbach's Chief of Staff)
28.08.1914 wounded in action
24.12.1914 XXXIX. Reservekorps  (von Lauenstein's Chief of Staff)
18.03.1915 Heeresgruppe Gallwitz  (von Gallwitz' Chief of Staff)
07.08.1915 12. Armee  (von Gallwitz' Chief of Staff)
23.09.1915 11. Armee  (von Gallwitz' Chief of Staff)
20.03.1916 VII. Reservekorps  (von Zwehl's Chief of Staff)
04.06.1916 VI. Reservekorps  (von Goßler's Chief of Staff)
27.08.1916 aus der Armee
01.11.1916 Kriegsministerium - Berlin  (Director of Replacements)
18.08.1917 Generalmajor
03.02.1918 232. Infanterie-Division  (Cdr)     (replaced Mengelbier)
28.09.1918 convalescent leave
Pour le Merite:  27 September 1916
highest rank:  Generalmajor

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