(03.02.1872 - 01.10.1925)
place of birth: Magdeburg
of the most highly decorated staff officers of the Prussian
military, Willi von Klewitz commenced his military career as a cadet at
the age of 13. He then served as a page in the Imperial Court, becoming
close friends with Crown Prince Wilhelm and his brother Oskar. During
the War, he commanded an infantry regiment and then serving as chief of
staff for several corps-level commanders. The final year of the Great
War saw him as a field army chief of staff.
the ceasing of hostilities, von Klewitz dabbled a bit in the
world of cinema to make ends meet, appearing as an extra in "Fredericus
Rex". In 1925, however, he was sent to Istanbul by the Reichswehr in
order to help Kemal Atatürk reorganize the Turkish Army.
Returning to Berlin Schlachtensee in 1928, von Klewitz unexpectedly
passed away on 1 October while sipping his afternoon coffee.