Hans Karl Moritz von Guretzky-Cornitz
(10.08.1855 - 27.07.1917)
place of birth: 
Königreich Preußen:  Div-Kdr, Generalleutnant

Imperial German commander Hans von Guretzky-Cornitz was released from active duty in 1913, having served as Commander of the 1st Infantry Division headquartered in Konigsberg. He was recalled to active duty as the Great War broke, this time to mobilize troops of the 9th Reserve Division. His division was initially subordinate to V. Reserve Corps and Crown Prince Wilhelm's Fifth Army. Although under false pretense, Guretzky-Cornitz was awarded the Pour le Merite in 1916. Oberste Heeresleitung had credited Guretzky with taking Fort Vaux during the Battle of Verdun, although at that time, the fort was not yet in German hands. In the summer of 1917, and still in command of his reserve division, General Guretzky-Cornitz died of a long-term illness.

Generalleutnant  21.04.1911

Pour le Mérite  09.03.1916 

Curriculum Vitae  
00.00.1873 ,,Königin Augusta Garde-Grenadier-Regiment Nr. 4 - Berlin
15.10.1874 Sekonde-Lieutenant
10.06.1884 Premier-Lieutenant
21.07.1889 Hauptmann
14.02.1895 Major
16.06.1901 Oberstleutnant
18.12.1901 IX. Armeekorps - Altona  (Robert von Massow's Chief of Staff)
17.05.1904 Oberst
22.04.1905 ,,Königin Augusta Garde-Grenadier-Regiment Nr. 4 - Berlin  (Cdr)
01.05.1908 29. Infanterie-Brigade - Aachen  (Cdr)
18.08.1908 Generalmajor
20.03.1911 1. Infanterie-Division - Königsberg  (Cdr, replaced Paul Hasse)
21.04.1911 Generalleutnant
00.00.1913 zur Disposition gestellt
Great War  
02.08.1914 9. Reserve-Division  =  5. Armee  (Cdr) 
27.01.1915 General der Infanterie  (Charakter)
00.00.1915 I. Armeekorps - Führer  (provisional Cdr for six weeks, concurrent with above)
12.07.1917 succumbs to illness




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