Hans Alfred Konstantin von Kretschmann
(21.08.1832 - 31.03.1899)
place of birth:  Charlottenburg
Königreich Preußen:  Generallieutenant


Prussian general Hans von Kretschmann began his military career in 1863 when he joined Leib-Grenadier-Regiment Nr.8 in Frankfurt an der Oder. After seeing action during the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71, von Kretschmann was transferred to Posen where he served for five years as General Hugo von Kirchbach's V. Army Corps chief of staff. He went on to command a peace- time infantry division and, in 1896, was awarded by Kaiser Wilhelm II with the Roten Adler Orden I. Klasse (Order of the Red Eagle, First Class, with Oak Cluster and Swords). Von Kretschmann passed away in 1899 in his hometown of Berlin.


Generallieutenant ........... 15.11.1887

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