Friedrich Julius Wilhelm Graf von Bose
(12.09.1809 - 22.07.1894)
place of birth:  Sangerhausen
Königreich Preußen:  KG,  General der Infanterie

                          


General von Bose
served initially as a Page in the court of Weimar at the age of twelve and joined the 26th Infantry Regiment four years later. As a young officer, he attended the Military Academy from 1832 to 1835 and then functioned as an adjutant in the Fourth Army Corps in Magdeburg until 1852. In 1858, von Bose was assigned as General Hans von Schack's Chief of Staff at Fourth Corps headquarters. He then commanded his own regiment, followed by a transfer to serve in the War Ministry in Berlin from 1861 to 1863.

As a Generalmajor, von Bose commanded the 15th Infantry Brigade during the Austro-Prussian War of 1866, seeing action at Münchengrätz, Blumenau, and Königgrätz. During the interim peacetime, he was promoted and transferred to Hannover to command the 20th Infantry Division. The Franco-Prussian War years saw him serving as commanding general of the XI. Army Corps, and General von Bose was wounded twice during the Battle at Wörth. Following the war, von Bose became the Inhaber (proprietor) of the 31st Infantry Regiment in Altona, which was named in his honor following his death in 1894.

     

General der Infanterie .. 22.03.1873

Eisernes Kreuz II ........... Deutsch-Französischer Krieg  1870–1871

Pour le Mérite ................. 20.09.1866