Grenadier Regiment "King Wilhelm I." (2nd West Prussian) No. 7 - Grenadier-Regiment „König Wilhelm I.“ (2. Westpreußisches) Nr. 7

Grenadier Regiment "King Wilhelm I." (2nd West Prussian) No. 7

Lineup February 20, 1797
State Prussia KingdomKingdom of Prussia/Prussia KingdomKingdom of Prussia/Prussia KingdomKingdom of Prussia Prussia
Armed forces Prussian Army
Branch of service Infantry
Insinuation V. Army Corps , VI. Army Corps
Former locations u. a. Posen, Breslau, Glogau, Liegnitz
Tradition 8th (Prussian) Infantry Regiment

The Grenadier Regiment "King William I" (2nd West Prussian) No. 7 was an infantry joined the Prussian army .

history

The regiment was founded by cabinet order from August 23, 1797 to October 1, 1797 (Foundation Day) and at that time had locations in Bartenstein , Schippenbeil , Friedland , and Preussisch Eylau . With a brief interruption, the unit was subordinate to the 9th Infantry Brigade from 1820 to 1852 . Then she came into the network of the 18th Infantry Brigade . In 1855/59 she was subordinate to the 19th Infantry Brigade and was then reassigned to the 18th Infantry Brigade.

The uniforms were red with a yellow regimental number.

It took part in the battle at Christburg in 1807 and in the defense of Danzig against the First Empire and in 1812 in the battle of Olai against the Russian Empire . From 1813 to 1815 the regiment fought in several battles against the First Empire under Napoleon Bonaparte and then in Posen (1848), against the Austrian Empire in the German War (1866) and in the Franco-German War against the Second Empire .

First World War

On August 7, 1914, the regiment was integrated into the First World War under the 18th Infantry Brigade, the 9th Infantry Division , the 5th Army Corps in the 5th Army .

Whereabouts

After the Armistice of Compiègne , the regiment returned to the garrison in Liegnitz, where the association was demobilized on December 19, 1918 . The Volunteer Grenadier Regiment 7 ("Blücher") with two battalions as well as an MG and MW company was formed from parts . The Freikorps belonged to the Volunteer Corps "Silesia" and was initially deployed at Oels and from March 1919 in the Neisse border protection section . With the formation of the Provisional Reichswehr, the troops were incorporated into the Reichswehr Rifle Regiment 57.

The tradition took over in the Reichswehr by decree of the chief of the army command, General of the Infantry Hans von Seeckt of August 24, 1921, the 7th and 8th companies of the 8th (Prussian) Infantry Regiment stationed in Liegnitz .

Regimentschef

On September 12, 1797 , King Friedrich Wilhelm II appointed Lieutenant General and later Field Marshal Wilhelm René de l'Homme de Courbière as the first head of the regiment . After his death, the then colonel and later German Kaiser Wilhelm I received this high position on June 6, 1817.

Commanders

Rank Name Date [1]
Major/Oberstleutnant David von Neumann September 17, 1797 to September 11, 1802
Lieutenant Colonel / Colonel August Heinrich von Schmettau September 30, 1802 to January 21, 1808
Oberst Friedrich Wilhelm Bülow von Dennewitz January 22 to August 1808
Lieutenant Colonel / Colonel Georg Dubislav Ludwig von Pirch 0 September 4, 1809 to March 7, 1813
Major/Oberstleutnant Friedrich Wilhelm Karl Franz von Anhalt 0 March 8 to December 6, 1813 (entrusted with the tour)
Lieutenant Colonel / Colonel Florian von Seydlitz December 14, 1813 to March 28, 1821
Lieutenant colonel Franz von Steinäcker March 29, 1821 to September 10, 1822
Lieutenant Colonel / Colonel Emanuel Joseph Sigismund von Borwitz October 30, 1822 to March 26, 1831
Lieutenant Colonel / Colonel August Ferdinand von Arnauld de la Perière December 11, 1830 to February 9, 1831 (responsible for the tour)
Oberst August Ferdinand von Arnauld de la Perière February 10, 1831 to March 29, 1837
Lieutenant colonel Michael Friedrich Kowalzig March 30, 1837 to January 13, 1838 (in charge of the tour)
Lieutenant Colonel / Colonel Michael Friedrich Kowalzig January 14, 1838 to March 24, 1841
Lieutenant colonel Wilhelm von Schuckmann March 25 to September 11, 1841 (entrusted with the tour)
Lieutenant Colonel / Colonel Wilhelm von Schuckmann September 12, 1841 to June 15, 1846
Lieutenant colonel Karl von Kropff June 16 to September 24, 1846 (in charge of the tour)
Lieutenant Colonel / Colonel Karl von Kropff September 25, 1846 to August 2, 1848
Lieutenant Colonel / Colonel Karl Maximilian von Mauschwitz 0 August 3, 1848 to February 16, 1853
Lieutenant Colonel / Colonel Karl von Plonski February 17, 1853 to April 3, 1857
Lieutenant Colonel / Colonel Wilhelm vom Sommerfeld 0 April 4, 1857 to May 30, 1859
Oberst Robert von Frankenberg and Ludwigsdorf May 31, 1859 to December 16, 1863
Lieutenant Colonel / Colonel Fedor von Rekowski December 17, 1863 to August 13, 1865
Lieutenant Colonel / Colonel William von Voigts-Rhetz August 14, 1865 to July 13, 1870
Lieutenant Colonel / Colonel Julius von Koethen July 14, 1870 to May 8, 1871
Lieutenant colonel Rudolf von Bercken 0 May 9 to June 2, 1871 (responsible for the tour)
Lieutenant Colonel / Colonel Rudolf von Bercken 0 June 3, 1871 to March 10, 1876
Lieutenant Colonel / Colonel Wilhelm von Schlieffen March 11, 1876 to December 14, 1881
Oberst Fritz Malotki von Trzebiatowski December 15, 1881 to December 6, 1886
Lieutenant colonel Maximilian von Buch 0 December 7, 1886 to January 14, 1887 (in charge of the tour)
Oberst Maximilian von Buch January 15, 1887 to March 23, 1890
Oberst Raimund of Caprivi March 24, 1890 to March 24, 1893
Oberst Otto von Liebermann March 25, 1893 to October 17, 1896
Oberst Otto von Lüdinghausen called Wolff October 18, 1896 to November 15, 1899
Oberst Eugen von der Osten November 16, 1899 to January 26, 1902
Oberst Georg von Lüttwitz January 27, 1902 to December 18, 1905
Oberst Erwin von Kleist December 19, 105 to March 21, 1910
Oberst Siegfried von der Borch March 22, 1910 to March 21, 1912
Oberst Bodo von Unruh March 22, 1912 to June 13, 1914
Oberst Gustav von Waldersee June 14th to August 6th, 1914
Major Oskar of Prussia 0 August 7 to October 5, 1914
Lieutenant colonel Friedrich von Raumer 0 October 5, 1914 to December 20, 1917
Major Friedrich von Amann December 21, 1917 to December 17, 1918

literature

  • von Lewinski, von Brauchitsch: History of the Grenadier Regiment King Wilhelm I. (2nd West Prussian) No. 7. First volume, Verlag Carl Flemming, Glogau 1897
  • von Lewinski, von Brauchitsch: History of the Grenadier Regiment King Wilhelm I (2nd West Prussian) No. 7. Second volume (attachments), Carl Flemming publishing house, Glogau 1897
  • Jürgen Kraus : Handbook of the associations and troops of the German army 1914-1918. Part VI: Infantry. Volume 1: Infantry Regiments. Verlag Militaria, Vienna 2007, ISBN 978-3-902526-14-4 , p. 46.

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Günter Wegmann (ed.), Günter Wegner: Formation history and staffing of the German armed forces 1815-1990. Part 1: Occupation of the German armies 1815–1939. Volume 2: The occupation of the active infantry regiments as well as Jäger and MG battalions, military district commands and training managers from the foundation or list until 1939. Biblio Verlag, Osnabrück 1992, ISBN 3-7648-1782-8 , pp. 60-62 .