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Louis Alfred Carl Oscar Müldner von Mülnheim
(1876 - 1945)
place of birth:  Angermünde, Brandenburg


Born the third child of a Prussian Army captain, young Louis was destined for a military career. Prior to the Great War, he served as adjutant of the elite 4th Guard Infantry Brigade in Potsdam, a brigade formed from the Kaiser-Franz- Guard Grenadiers Nr.2, the Königin Augusta-Guard- Grenadiers Nr.4 and the 2nd and 4th Guard-Landwehr regiments. He held this position as a first lieutenant under Major General Karl von Hänisch, and then later as a captain under Major General Friedrich von Gontard.


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the beginning of WWI he was promoted major and transferred to the Western Front in order to serve on the general staff of the 4th Foot-Guards-Regiment. In 1915, he became Crown Prince Wilhelm's personal adjutant , replacing Captain Max Edler von der Planitz, who had died in combat.

After the war, von Müldner followed the Crown Prince into exile in Holland, where he diligently worked for the return to Germany of His Imperial Highness. This he finally achieved in November 1923. For his efforts he was decorated with the House Order of Hohenzollern with Swords. When the Kaiser died in 1941, von Müldner became Head of the Household and Chef de Cabinet to the Crown Prince. As he could not escape Potsdam in the end of April 1945, he shot himself as the Russians closed in on Schloss Cecilienhof, the residence of the Crown Prince in Potsdam.

 
Assignments and Commands  (pre-War)
00.07.1897 Westfälisches Jäger Bataillon Nr. 7 - Bückeburg
00.00.1897 Leutnant
00.10.1907 4. Garde-Regiment zu Fuß - Koblenz  (Adjutant)
00.00.1907 Oberleutnant
00.09.1911 4. Garde-Infanterie-Brigade - Berlin  (Adjutant)
00.00.1912 Hauptmann
   
Assignments and Commands  (during Great War)
02.08.1914 Western Front  (General Staff)
00.00.1916 5. Armee  (Crown Prince Wilhelm's Personal Adjutant)
00.00.1917 Major
   
Pour le Merite:  n/a
highest rank:  Major

 

special thanks to Georg von Müldner's cousin David
for providing this information


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