Egon Bernhard Gottfried Graf von Schmettow
(31.8.1856 - 5.8.1942)
place of birth: Pommerzig, Brandenburg (Pomorsko,
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.
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