Egon Bernhard Gottfried Graf von Schmettow  
(31.8.1856 - 5.8.1942)
place of birth:  Pommerzig, Brandenburg  (Pomorsko, Poland)
Königreich Preußen:  Stellv KG,  Generalleutnant  (Kav)


German count and cavalry commander, Egon was the first cousin of General Eberhard von Schmettow. Began the Great War on the Western Front as a cavalry division commander with the Crown Prince's Fifth Army. He later commanded HKK-5, which was reformed in late 1916 into Generalkommando 58. For the final few months of the Great War, Graf von Schmettow served in Koblenz, Germany as VIII. Army Corps Commander General Roderich von Schoeler's Deputy. He retired at the end of the War at the rank of Generalleutnant, but was later awarded the brevet rank of General der Kavallerie (Charakter) on 27 August 1939 for Tannenberg Remembrance Day.




Generalleutnant ................ 00.00.1914

Pour le Mérite .................... 04.11.1915
 
 
 

  
 
Curriculum Vitae
   
00.00.1878 Dragoner-Regiment König Friedrich III (2. Schlesisches) Nr. 8 - Kreuzburg (Avantageur)
12.10.1877 Sekonde-Lieutenant
15.07.1885 Premier-Lieutenant
00.00.0000 Preußisches Kriegsministerium - Berlin  (Adjutant der Remonte-Inspektion)
00.00.0000 Dragoner-Regiment König Friedrich III (2. Schlesisches) Nr. 8 - Kreuzburg  (on regimental staff)
16.05.1891 Rittmeister
10.09.1898 Major
22.04.1905 Oberstleutnant
00.00.1905 Preußisches Kriegsministerium - Berlin  (Head of Cavalry Dept)
16.03.1907 1. Brandenburgisches Dragoner-Regiment Nr. 2 - Schwedt a.O.  (Cdr)
27.01.1908 Oberst
21.02.1911 6. Kavallerie-Brigade - Brandenburg (Cdr) 
13.09.1911 Generalmajor
20.05.1914 Generalleutnant
20.05.1914 4. Kavallerie Inspektion - Saarbrücken  (provisional Inspector General)
00.06.1914 4. Kavallerie Inspektion - Saarbrücken  (Inspector General, replaced von Knoerzer)
   
Great War
   
02.08.1914 6. Kavallerie-Division  =  5. Armee
20.08.1915 Höherer Kavallerie Kommandeur 5   
20.11.1916 Generalkommando 58  (formed from HKK 5)
06.02.1918 VIII. Armeekorps - Stellvertrender KG in Koblenz  (Acting Cdr at VIII. Corps HQ in Koblenz)
23.11.1918 zur Disposition gestellt
27.08.1939 General der Kavallerie  (Charakter - Tannenbergtag)
   
   
 

06.05.1914

 

 

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