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     Hans Freiherr von Hammerstein-Gesmold        

Hans Freiherr von Hammerstein-Gesmold
(7.6.1867 - 19.2.1933)
place of birth:  Kleve, Westfalen  (Westphalia)

Generalmajor Hans von Hammerstein-Gesmold
served the Imperial German Army from 1886 through 1923, when he was brevetted to the rank of General of Infantry. He commanded at the division level during the Great War, and was part of the German delegation negotiating peace terms at Spa, Belgium after armistice.

Assignments and Commands  (pre-War)
06.02.1886 Infanterie-Regiment ,,Feldmarschall Prinz Friedrich Karl von Preußen (8. Brandenburgisches) Nr. 64 - Prenzlau
18.04.1913 II. Armeekorps - Berlin  (von Linsingen's Chief of Staff)
Assignments and Commands  (during Great War)
02.08.1914 II. Armeekorps  (von Linsingen's Chief of Staff)
28.01.1915 unknown
21.04.1916 Deutsche Botschaft - Bucharest  (German military attache to Romania)
01.09.1916 209. Infanterie-Brigade  (Cdr)
21.09.1916 unknown
09.11.1916 40. Infanterie-Brigade  (Cdr)
03.04.1917 8. Infanterie-Brigade  (Cdr)
17.03.1918 213. Infanterie Division     (replaced Thilo von Hanstein)
21.01.1919 unknown
Assignments and Commands  (post-War)
16.09.1921 Wehrkreis II - Stettin  (Cdr)
Pour le Merite:  6 October 1917
highest rank:  Generalleutnant

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