Hans Alfred Konstantin von Kretschmann
(21.08.1832 - 31.03.1899)
place of birth: Charlottenburg
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.
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