(Photo courtesy of Gareth Collins)

Char.General der Infanterie Friedrich Freiherr von Esebeck
Born: 23 Aug 1870 in Weimar
Died: 25 May 1951 in Berlin-Grunewald
Promotions:
Fähnrich (18 Nov 1890); Sekondeleutnant (22 Aug 1891); umbenannt in Leutnant (01 Jan 1899); Oberleutnant (09 Feb 1900); Hauptmann (22 Mar 1906); Major (01 Oct 1912); Oberstleutnant (27 Jan 1918); Oberst (01 Oct 1920); Generalmajor (01 Jan 1924); Generalleutnant (01 Feb 1927); Charakter als General der Infanterie (20 Sep 1929)
Career:
Entered Army Service (01 Apr 1890)
Fahnenjunker in the 1st Foot Guards-Regiment (01 Apr 1890-10 Mar 1904)
Detached to the War Academy (01 Oct 1900-21 Jul 1903)
Detached to the Grand General Staff (01 Apr 1904-22 Mar 1906)
Hauptmann in the General-Staff of VII. Army-Corps (22 Mar 1906-27 Jan 1909)
Company-Chief in the 1st Foot Guards-Regiment (27 Jan 1909-27 Jan 1910)
Transferred into the General-Staff of the 1st Guards-Division (27 Jan 1910-01 Oct 1912)
Transferred into the Grand General Staff (01 Oct 1912-01 Apr 1913)
Chief of Operations (Ia) in the General-Staff of XVI. Army-Corps (01 Apr 1913-01 Apr 1915)
Chief of the General Staff of XVI. Army-Corps (01 Apr 1915-28 Dec 1916)
Chief of Operations (Ia) in the General-Staff of Army-Group Deutscher Kronprinz (28 Dec 1916-11 Apr 1917)
Chief of the General Staff of Army-Detachment A (11 Apr 1917-00 Jun 1918)
Chief of the General Staff of 9th Army (00 Jun 1918-04 Aug 1918)
Chief of the General Staff of Government Metz (04 Aug 1918-00 Jan 1919)
Chief of the General Staff of VII. Army-Corps (00 Jan 1919-01 Oct 1919)
Chief of Staff of Military-District-Command VI (01 Oct 1919-16 May 1920)
Commandant of Glatz (16 May 1920-06 Jun 1922)
Commander of the 8th Infantry-Regiment (06 Jun 1922-01 Feb 1925)
Infantry-Leader III (01 Feb 1925-01 Nov 1926)
Commander of the 1st Division and Commander in Military-District I (01 Nov 1926-30 Sep 1929)
Retired (30 Sep 1929)
Erlaubnis zum Tragen der Uniform des Infanterie-Regiments 8 (20 Apr 1937)

Awards & Decorations:
Pour le mérite (03 Apr 1918)


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