Infantry Regiment "Graf Barfuß" (4th Westphalian) No. 17 - Infanterie-Regiment „Graf Barfuß“ (4. Westfälisches) Nr. 17
Infantry Regiment "Graf Barfuß" (4th Westphalian) No. 17
|active||July 1, 1813 to April 15, 1919|
|Armed forces||Prussian Army|
|Branch of service||Infantry|
|Insinuation||VII. , X. , XIV. , XVI. , XXI. Armee-Korps|
|Former locations||including Münster , Düsseldorf , Wesel , Hanover , Braunschweig , Strasbourg , Mulhouse , Metz , Mörchingen , Saarbrücken , Saarburg|
|Colours||Red (collar, lapels and regimental number), yellow (flap), light blue (shoulder flap)|
The regiment was on July 1, 1813 (foundation day) from the III. Musketeer and the 1st and 2nd reserve battalions of the Grenadier Regiment "King Friedrich I." (4th East Prussian) No. 5 established as the 5th Reserve Regiment (this had taken up the remains of the old regiment from No. 4 ) ). Three battalions (from 1815 fusilier battalion) were established; in 1813 one of the 3rd Lithuanian Reserve Fusilier Battalion was formed and distributed among the others; they were united in Potsdam .
On December 12, 1813, the regiment was disbanded and on March 25, 1815, it was re-established as the 17th Infantry Regiment . In 1859 there were heavy duties (including to officers) to Regiment No. 57 . On September 27, 1866, the 13th, 14th and 15th companies were transferred to Regiment No. 86 and on April 1, 1881, the 12th Company to Infantry Regiment No. 130 .
On April 1, 1887, an IV Battalion was made up of the 10th Company of Regiment No. 74 , the 6th Company of Regiment No. 78 , the 6th Company of Regiment No. 91 and the 7th Company of Regiment No. 73 founded. This IV Battalion was transferred to Regiment No. 143 on April 1, 1890 , and a new IV (half) battalion was founded on October 2, 1893. This IV Battalion was transferred to Regiment No. 173 on April 1, 1897 .
“I want to honor the memory of General Field Marshal Grafen Barfuß and keep it permanently alive in My Army by giving the 4th Westphalian Infantry Regiment No. 17 the name Infantry Regiment Graf Barfuß (4th Westphalian) No. 17 . I gave the regiment this distinction because it emerged from the 4th East Prussian Infantry Regiment, the part of the troops that took in the remains of the old Barefoot Regiment. I know that the regiment will always live up to its new name and will maintain its well-founded reputation for bravery and loyalty into the distant future. "
- 1815: Münster , Minden
- 1816: Schweidnitz, Cosel, Glatz
- 1817: Trier , Saarlouis
- 1820: Düsseldorf , Wesel
- 1838: Wesel
- 1851: Cologne , Düsseldorf
- 1856: Wesel
- 1866: Hanover , Harburg , Nienburg
- 1866: Celle , Lüneburg
- 1871: Mulhouse , next to it (1871) Gebweiler , (1872–1874) Neubreisach
- 1890: Saargemünd , Forbach
- 1898: Mörchingen , (2nd and 3rd battalions in Forbach until 1894)
- ab 1. Juli 1813: 5. Reserve-Infanterie-Regiment
- from March 25, 1815: 17th Infantry Regiment
- from November 5, 1816: 17th Infantry Regiment (4th Westphalian)
- from March 10, 1823: 17th Infantry Regiment
- from July 4, 1860: 4th Westphalian Infantry Regiment No. 17
- from January 24th, 1889: Infantry Regiment "Graf Barfuß" (4th Westphalian) No. 17
In 1813/14 the regiment took part in the Wars of Liberation , which were part of the coalition wars : the siege of Wittenberg (1813/14) , the enclosure of Wesel in 1813, the storming of Zutphen in 1813, the storming of Arnhem in 1813 and the siege of Soissons 1814. In the course of the German Revolution , the regiment took part in the capture of the city in May 1849 after the Iserlohn uprising was suppressed and during the Baden Revolution, among other things, in the battles at Waghäusel and Durlach .
In the German War , the regiment fought at the Battle of Münchengrätz and the Battle of Königgrätz . In the Franco-Prussian War , theaters of war with the participation of the regiment were the Battle of Gravelotte , the Siege of Metz , the Battle of Bellevue and the Battle of Orléans .
First World War
On July 31, 1914, the regiment mobilized on the occasion of the First World War . In addition to the back end of the field regiment it turned a reserve battalion to four companies and two recruits - depots on. On September 24, 1918, the regiment received its own mine thrower company, which was formed from parts of mine thrower company No. 42.
After the end of the war , the regimental staff and the 1st battalion were demobilized from December 6, 1918, initially in Weilburg , and the 2nd battalion in Löhnberg . The demobilization continued in Ronneburg from December 29, 1919 and was completed by the end of January 1919. The regiment was then disbanded on April 15, 1919.
On December 18, 1918, a volunteer border guard division was formed from demobilized parts under the command of Major Stobbe, who later transferred to the 2nd Landess Rifle Brigade, as well as a volunteer company of 17th infantry regiment. Regiment 8 and the volunteer company in the Reichswehr Brigade 4.
King Friedrich Wilhelm IV appointed Grand Duke Ludwig III on October 23, 1843 . from Hesse and the Rhine to the regiment chief . After his death, this position was vacant from June 14, 1877 until Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig was appointed as the new head of the regiment on June 16, 1913.
|Lieutenant Colonel / Colonel||Karl von Gagern||July 1, 1813 to November 27, 1829|
|Lieutenant Colonel / Colonel||Heinrich von Holleben||November 28, 1829 to March 29, 1836|
|Oberst||Alexander von Klüchzner||March 30, 1836 to June 15, 1838|
|Lieutenant Colonel / Colonel||Friedrich von Notz||June 16, 1838 to March 8, 1843|
|Oberst||Friedrich Wilhelm Malotki von Trzebiatowski||March 9, 1843 to November 1, 1844|
|Oberst||Karl Wilhelm Bonsac||November 2, 1844 to January 1, 1849|
|Lieutenant Colonel / Colonel||Ludwig von Nolte||January 2, 1849 to April 27, 1854|
|Lieutenant Colonel / Colonel||Bogislaw von Ciesielski||4. May 1854 bis 6. May 1857|
|Lieutenant Colonel / Colonel||Albert von Klaß||May 7, 1857 to June 30, 1860|
|Lieutenant Colonel / Colonel||August von Dewitz||July 1, 1860 to June 12, 1865|
|Lieutenant Colonel / Colonel||Georg von Wedell||June 13, 1865 to April 2, 1866|
|Lieutenant Colonel / Colonel||Hugo von Kottwitz||April 3, 1866 to July 15, 1870|
|Lieutenant Colonel / Colonel||Franz von Ehrenberg||July 16, 1870 to November 10, 1871|
|Lieutenant colonel||Anton von Massow||November 11, 1871 to January 17, 1872 (in charge of the tour)|
|Oberst||Anton von Massow||January 18, 1872 to September 21, 1877|
|Lieutenant Colonel / Colonel||Friedrich von Vogel||September 22, 1877 to October 16, 1878|
|Oberst||Hermann von Vietinghoff||October 17, 1878 to April 14, 1884|
|Oberst||Richard by Otto||April 15, 1884 to June 16, 1887|
|Oberst||Viktor von Aigner||July 17, 1887 to August 11, 1890|
|Oberst||Karl von Funck||August 12, 1890 to February 23, 1894|
|Oberst||Karl von Rodewald||February 24, 1894 to April 16, 1897|
|Oberst||Clamor from Trotha||April 17, 1897 to February 10, 1900|
|Oberst||Karl von Weise||February 17, 1900 to April 17, 1903|
|Oberst||Walther Schultze-Klosterfelde||April 18, 1903 to March 15, 1905|
|Oberst||Ernst Stocker||March 16, 1905 to April 9, 1906|
|Dignity. Colonel||Karl von Göz||April 10, 1906 to March 23, 1909|
|Oberst||Maximilian Zipper||March 24, 1909 to April 21, 1912|
|Oberst||Eggert from Estorff||April 22, 1912 to September 28, 1914|
|Lieutenant Colonel / Colonel||Eduard von Kaweczynski||September 29, 1914 to July 23, 1819|
|Major||Otto Stobbe||July 24, 1918 to January 19, 1919|
|Oberst||Karl Hermann Lockemann||January 20 to April 14, 1919|
- DH Berg (Hrsg.): Festschrift for the consecration of the monument for the fallen heroes of Inf.-Rgts Graf Barfuß (4th Westphalia) No. 17 and for the 2nd reunion on August 13th to 15th, 1927 in Gronau in Westphalia.
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- Waldemar Kahler: Brief History of the Infantry Regiment Graf Barfuß (4th Westphalian) No. 17. ES Mittler & Sohn, Berlin 1913.
- 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. 58.
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- Wilhelm Bussler: Prussian generals and heroes . Schloessmann, Gotha, 1890, Volume 1, p. 102; also in Georg Pohlmann: History of the Infantry Regiment Graf Barfuss (4th Westphalian) No. 17 in the 19th century . Mittler, Berlin 1906, p. 264
- 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 commandos and training managers from the foundation or list until 1939. Biblio Verlag, Osnabrück 1992, ISBN 3-7648-1782-8 , pp. 85-87 .