Friedrich Karl Walter Degenhard Freiherr von Loë
(09.09.1828 - 06.07.1908)
place of birth:  Schloß Allner, Rheinprovinz  (Rhenish Prussia)
Königreich Preußen:  Generaladjutant SM,  Generalfeldmarschall

                          


Imperial Prussian field marshal
Walter Freiherr von Loë served as adjutant to both Kaisers Wilhelm I. and Wilhelm II.  General von Loë was one of the few cavalry officers to be selected to the rank of field marshal. He was also the only catholic in the Prussian army to ever receive promotion to this rank, and in that context maintained a liaison role with the Vatican.

In 1848 and 1849, Lieutenant von Loë
took part in campaigns in
Schleswig-Holstein, Dresden, and in Baden. He also fought with Prince Albrecht of Prussia in the Caucusus (1862), with General Rose in Algiers (1864), and was engaged at Königgrätz (1866).  During the Franco-Prussian War of 1870, von Loë was a colonel who saw plenty of action and was awarded the Iron Cross First Class. In the post-war years, he continued his rise through the ranks until ultimately being selected as general field marshal in January 1905. Field Marshal von Loë died in Bonn in July 1908.

     

Generalfeldmarschall ... 01.01.1905

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