Eduard Richard Wilhelm
(22.10.1868 - 18.09.1942)
place of birth: Breslau
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
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.