6th Cavalry Rifle Division - 6. Kavallerie-Schützen-Division

6th Cavalry Rifle Division

active May 1, 1918 to December 19, 1918
State German EmpireThe German Imperium German Empire
Armed forces Prussian Army
Type Cavalry Rifle Division
structure See: Outline
First World War Western Front

The 6th Cavalry Rifle Division was a major unit of the Prussian army in the First World War .


Division of War of May 3, 1918


On May 1, 1918, the large formation was transformed from the 6th Cavalry Division to the 6th Cavalry Rifle Division and in the last year of the war came exclusively on the Western Front .

Battle calendar


  • May 1st to July 5th --- Position battle in Upper Alsace
  • July 5th to September 9th --- Trench warfare in Flanders
    • August 28th to September 4th --- Fighting in front of the Ypres - La Bassee front
  • September 10-27 --- Defensive battle between Cambrai and St. Quentin
  • 28 September to 17 October --- Defensive battle in Flanders
  • October 18-24 --- Post-war battles between Yser and Lys
  • October 25th to November 1st --- Battle of the Lys
  • November 2nd to 4th --- rearguard fighting on both sides of the Scheldt
  • November 12th to December 19th --- Evacuation of the occupied territory and march home


Rank Name Date [1]
Major general Georg Saenger May 1, 1918 to January 22, 1919


  • Hall of Fame of our Old Army. Published on the basis of official material from the Reich Archives . Military Publishing House. Berlin 1927. pp. 78, 178.

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Dermot Bradley (Ed.), Günter Wegner: Occupation of the German Army 1815-1939. Volume 1: The higher command posts 1815-1939. Biblio Publishing House. Osnabrück 1990. ISBN 3-7648-1780-1 . P. 420.