Theodor Hans Joseph Alexander Teetzmann
(18.10.1859 - 16.01.1930)
place of birth: Blankenburg, Harz
Theodor Teetzmann was a Prussian general who served during
World War One. After training with the Cadet Corps, he joined up with
the 16th Infantry Regiment in Cologne in 1875. As a major, he headed up
the military school at Anklam from 1908 until 1913, when he became
commander of the 30th Infantry Regiment in Saarlouis.
As Germany mobilized for the War, Colonel Teetzmann's regiment
was selected to be part of the vanguard pushing into France, their first
engagement being during the Battle of Longwy. In quick succession,
Teetzmann was transferred to command first the 29th Infantry Brigade. In
October of 1916, he was promoted to Generalmajor and transferred to
command the 34th Infantry Division. He was awarded the Pour le
Merite on 11 October 1917. After the War ended, lead his divisional
troops back to its headquarters in Metz, where he remained to command
XVIth Army Corps until retirement from active duty in September 1919.
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