Oktavio Philipp von Boehn
(29.01.1824 - 30.07.1899)
place of birth: Klein Silkow, Pommern
General der Infanterie
Prussian general officer Oktavio von Boehn entered
military service in 1840 as an officer in the 9th Infantry Regiment in
Kolberg. As a battalion commander in the Kaiser-Franz-Regiment fighting
in the Austro-Prussian War of 1866, Major von Boehn was awarded
the Pour le Merite order. He also commanded an infantry regiment
during the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71, where he was wounded
during the battle of St Privat-la-Montagne.
As a brigade commander, Generalmajor von Boehn submitted his
resignation from the Prussian Army in 1876 but was denied. He instead
progressed on to command 21st Infantry Division in 1880 and the the
Sixth Army Corps in 1888, when he was promoted to General der
Infanterie. His brother Julius was also a Prussian general.
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