August Ludwig von Schr÷der
(17.07.1854 - 23.07.1933)
place of birth: Hinzenkamp bei Eggesin, Pommern (Pomerania)
Imperial German mariner and
Pour le Merite recipient, Admiral von Schr÷der
entered the newly established Imperial Naval Service in May of
1871. Prior to World War One, he served on several different ships and
commanded the Blitz, as well as the training vessel the Moltke.
He additionally functioned as the Chief of the Cruiser-Class Division in
the West Indies. Von Schr÷der retired from
active duty in 1913.
As the War broke out on
both fronts, von Schr÷der was reactivated and
named commanding Admiral in Flanders, where he was in charge of
both the sea-going forces and most of the naval infantry, which by
mid-December 1915 became officially known as the Marinekorps Flandern.
After transfer to the Baltic and near War's end, von Schr÷der
was ordered by the Kaiser to take action against mutineering German
sailors in Kiel. He advised Reichskanzler von Baden that the proposed
measures were to harsh, and the orders were thus not carried out. Ludwig
von Schr÷der died in Berlin-Halensee on 23 July
1933 and was buried at the Invalidenfriedhof. His son
Ludwig was a general in the Wehrmacht during World War Two.