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Walter Freiherr Schmidt von Schmidtseck
(22.9.1865 - 28.1.1945)
place of birth: 
 


P
russian general staff officer originally trained as an artillery officer. Schmidt von Schmidtseck was initially assigned to the 1. Garde-Feldartillerie-Regiment in Berlin where he eventually became it's adjutant. He was sent to the Great General Staff in 1896 and also served on staff with the 1. Infanterie-Division in Königsberg. As the Great War broke out, von Schmidtseck was Hermann von Francois' Chief of Staff with I. Armeekorps, playing a major role in Germany's victory at Tannenberg in August 1914.





 
Assignments and Commands  (pre-War)
00.00.0000 1. Garde-Feldartillerie-Regiment - Berlin
15.10.1885 Leutnant
00.00.1886 Großer Generalstab - Berlin
14.09.1893 Oberleutnant
10.09.1898 Hauptmann
18.04.1903 3. Garde-Feldartillerie-Regiment - Berlin/Beeskow  (Bty Cdr)
01.03.1905 13. Infanterie-Division - Münster  (General Staff)
18.07.1905 Major
15.12.1906 I. Armeekorps - Königsberg  (General Staff)
01.10.1910 1. Garde-Feldartillerie-Regiment - Berlin  (Bn Cdr)
22.04.1912 Oberstleutnant
01.10.1912 I. Armeekorps - Königsberg  (von Kluck's Chief of Staff)
22.04.1914 Oberst
   
Assignments and Commands  (during Great War)
02.08.1914 I. Armeekorps = 8. Armee  (von Francois' Chief of Staff)
28.08.1914 I. Reservekorps  (von Below and von Morgen's Chief of Staff)
04.04.1916 181. Infanterie-Brigade  (Cdr)
17.07.1916 10. Armee  (von Eichhorn's Chief of Staff)
09.09.1917 Heeresgruppe "Woyrsch"  (von Woyrsch's Chief of Staff)
09.09.1917 Armeeabteilung "Woyrsch"  (von Woyrsch's Chief of Staff)     (concurrent with above until 15.12.1917)
18.10.1917 Generalmajor
23.06.1918 11. Infanterie-Division  (Cdr)     (replaced von Etzel)
   
Assignments and Commands  (post-War)
25.01.1919 1. Feldartillerie-Brigade  (Cdr)
23.06.1919 Reichswehr-Brigade 6  (Arty Cdr)
   
Pour le Merite:  n/a
highest rank:  Generalmajor





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