Hussar regiment "Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands" (Hannoversches) No. 15 - Husaren-Regiment „Königin Wilhelmina der Niederlande“ (Hannoversches) Nr. 15
The regiment was originally formed on December 19, 1803 (Foundation Day) as a cavalry association of the armed forces of the Kingdom of Hanover . After the lost war of 1866 and the annexation of the country by the Kingdom of Prussia , the association was taken over as Hussar Regiment (Hannoversches) No. 15 in the Prussian Army . In connection with the establishment of the German Empire on January 18, 1871 in Versailles and the entry into force of the constitution of April 16, 1871, the regiment was transferred to the then city of Wandsbek (or Marienthal) relocated. This location provided the popular name "Wandsbeker Hussars". Kaiser Wilhelm II appointed the Dutch Queen Wilhelmina as head of the regiment on August 31, 1898 and named the association after her.
The history of the Wandsbek hussars can be traced in the Wandsbek local history museum .
During the war against France , the regiment was used several times:
- Battle of Spichern August 6th -
- August 14th - Battle of Colombey
- 17. August - Bois de Vaux (2. Eskadron)
- August 18th - Battle of Gravelotte
- 19 August to 27 October - Siege of Metz
- November 13th to 24th - Siege of Diedenhofen
- November 15 to December 14 - enclosure of Montmédy (1st and 2nd squadrons)
- December 5-14 - Siege of Montmédy
- November 26th to December 13th - Longwy observation
- from December 19th - Siege of Mézières
- until January 1 - Siege of Mézières
- Rocroy (2nd and 3rd Squadrons) January 5 -
- 14. Januar - Noidant le Rocheux vor Langres (1. Eskadron)
- January 21 - Etuz and Pin (4th Squadron)
- January 23 - Dannemarie (4th Squadron)
- January 29 - Sombacourt (1st Squadron)
First World War
After the armistice and the march back home, the regiment was demobilized and disbanded at the end of September 1919. Parts of it joined the Grodno Brigade , which was active as a Freikorps , and was later transferred to the Provisional Reichswehr as the 9th Reichswehr Cavalry Regiment .
The tradition took over after the formation of the Reichswehr the training squadron of the 14th rider regiment in Ludwigslust . In the Wehrmacht , the 5th Squadron of Cavalry Regiment 14 in Parchim continued the tradition.
Even today a memorial stone from 1923 and a bronze messenger rider from 1938 remind of the disbanded unit near the former barracks Am Husarendenkmal in Hamburg-Marienthal .
|Major||Bernhard von Cosel||1866|
|Karl von Unger||1867|
|Oberst||Bernhard von Cosel||1870|
|Fedor von Grodzki||1871|
|Lieutenant Colonel / Colonel||Johann von Schadow-Godenhausen||December 12, 1872 to October 18, 1881|
|Lieutenant Colonel / Colonel||Gerhard of Pelet-Narbonne||October 18, 1881 to April 16, 1888|
|Oberst||Carl Geyr von Schweppenburg||17. April 1888|
|Lieutenant colonel||August von Huth||November 19, 1891 to June 15, 1894|
|Lieutenant Colonel / Colonel||Eugen von Hirschfeld||June 16, 1894 to June 1, 1898|
|Lieutenant Colonel / Colonel||Fritz von Diepenbroick-Grüter||June 2, 1898 to July 26, 1902|
|Lieutenant Colonel / Colonel||Wedig von Zitzewitz||July 27, 1902 to March 21, 1907|
|Lieutenant colonel||Artur von Stuckmann||March 22, 1907 to April 19, 1909|
|Lieutenant Colonel / Colonel||Udo von Sechow||April 20, 1909 to January 26, 1913|
|Major/Oberstleutnant||Paul von Schoenaich||January 27, 1913 to August 7, 1914|
|Lieutenant colonel||Hans-Joachim von Zieten||August 8, 1914 to March 19, 1918|
|Major||Willi von Wrangel||March 20, 1918 to January 9, 1919|
|Oberst||Hans-Joachim von Zieten||January 10 to September 30, 1919|
- Otto Telschow - Was a member of the regiment from 1898 to 1902 and later became a member of the Reichstag and Gauleiter of the East Hanover district . 
- Hofmann, Bitter: History of the Hanoverian Hussar Regiment No. 15, the current Hussar Regiment "Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands" (Hannoversches No. 15). Pooh 1903.
- Ewald von Trauwitz-Hellwig: The Royal Prussian Hussar Regiment Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands (Hannoversches) No. 15 in the World War 1914-1918. Wandsbek .
- Hans-Werner Faerber: Wandsbeker Hussars, an episode of Prussian cavalry history. Hamburg 1991, ISBN 3-87474-984-3 .
- Franklin Kopitzsch , Daniel Tilgner (Ed.): Hamburg Lexikon. 2nd revised edition. Zeiseverlag, Hamburg 2000, ISBN 3-9805687-9-2 .
- Ernst Christian Schütt among others: Chronicle Hamburg. 2nd updated edition. Bertelsmann Lexikon Verlag, Gütersloh / Munich 1997, ISBN 3-577-14443-2 .
- Diary of Hussar Gustav Ostendorf from 1914-1918. edited by the Oldenburg historian Martin Teller 
- Loss list of the regiment at denkmalprojekt.org
- 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 3: The occupation of the active regiments, battalions and departments from the foundation or list until August 26, 1939. Biblio Verlag, Osnabrück 1993, ISBN 3-7648-2413-1 , p. 132f.
- www.bunte-fraktion-wustrow.de (PDF; 251 kB)