Eduard Richard Wilhelm Wild
(22.10.1868  - 18.09.1942)
place of birth:  Breslau  (Silesia)
Königreich Preußen:  AOK-Stabschef,  Generalmajor

Imperial German officer Wilhelm Wild served during the Great War as an Army-level chief of staff, as well as a brigade commander. In the months leading up to the hostilities, Oberstleutnant Wild had charge of General von Deimling's XV. Army Corps headquarters in Strasburg. He remained in this position as that corps invaded France in August 1914 as part of the Seventh Army. 

Promoted to Oberst, Wild was transferred in late 1915 to serve as General Strantz' chief of staff with Army Detachment C. Within a year, he was again transferred, this time to lead General von Gallwitz' Second Army staff. In 1917, Wild was selected to command 7. Infantry Brigade and in 1918, became the provisional commander of 20. Infantry Brigade. He was then promoted to the rank of Generalmajor, just prior to War's end. Following the Armistice, General Wild returned to Germany where he lived until 1942. He was laid to rest in Blankenburg am Harz.

Generalmajor  20.09.1918

Curriculum Vitae
05.02.1887 2. Thüringisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 32 - Meiningen 
05.02.1887 Portepee-Fähnrich
14.02.1888 Sekonde-Lieutenant  (retroactive to 05.02.1887)
00.00.0000 Preußische Kriegsakademie - Berlin
14.04.1894 Premier-Lieutenant
29.03.1900 Großer Generalstab - Berlin
29.03.1900 Hauptmann
17.02.1903 Infanterie-Regiment ,,von der Marwitz (8. Pommersches) Nr. 61 - Thorn  (Coy Cdr)
14.04.1904 Großer Generalstab - Berlin
27.01.1907 Major
22.03.1912 Infanterie-Regiment ,,Vogel von Falkenstein (7. Westfälisches) Nr. 56 - Wesel  (Bn Cdr)
16.06.1913 Oberstleutnant
16.06.1914 XV. Armeekorps - Straßburg  (von Deimling's Chief of Staff)
Great War
02.08.1914 XV. Armeekorps  =  7. Armee  (von Deimling's Chief of Staff)
24.07.1915 Oberst
07.12.1915 Armeeabteilung "C"  (Chief of Staff, aka Army Detachment Strantz
25.10.1916 2. Armee  (Chief of Staff fpr Gallwitz & Marwitz)
17.04.1917 7. Infanterie-Brigade  (Cdr)
21.05.1918 unknown
17.07.1918 20. Infanterie-Brigade  (Führer)
20.09.1918 Generalmajor
01.11.1918 zur Disposition gestellt




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