Joachim von Amsberg
(26.08.1869 - 05.09.1945)
place of birth:  Schwerin
Königreich Preußen:  Oberstleutnant

General von Amsberg served as an Imperial German officer and Army Corps chief of staff during the Great War. Coming from north German nobility, von Amsberg began his military career in 1890 when he joined a Mecklenburg grenadier regiment. In 1912, he was assigned to function as Prince Eitel Friedrich's personal adjutant and continued in this capacity as the Prince led 1. Garde-Regiment zu Fuß into combat in August 1914. Later during the War, von Amsberg also served as Chief of Staff for the XV. Army Corps, and in November 1918 was VII. Army Corps Chief of Staff when he led those troops back home to Germany for demobilization. 

Following the Great War years, von Amsberg remained a part of Germany's reformed military force, the Reichswehr, and was promoted up to Generalleutnant in 1927. In September 1929, he received the brevet rank of General der Infanterie as he retired from active military service. Although he made himself available for military duties in 1938, at the age of 69, he was not recalled. General von Amsberg passed away in 1945 in Rostock.

Oberstleutnant  27.01.1918

Curriculum Vitae
16.09.1890 1. Großherzoglich Mecklenburgisches Grenadier-Regiment Nr. 89 - Schwerin  (Fahnenjunker)
18.04.1891 Fähnrich
17.11.1891 Sekonde-Lieutenant
00.00.1897 1. Großherzoglich Mecklenburgisches Grenadier-Regiment Nr. 89 - Schwerin  (Bn Adjutant)
16.06.1900 Oberleutnant
01.10.1900 Preußische Kriegsakademie - Berlin
21.07.1903 1. Großherzoglich Mecklenburgisches Grenadier-Regiment Nr. 89 - Schwerin
01.04.1904 Großer Generalstab - Berlin
01.04.1906 Hauptmann
27.01.1907 VI. Armeekorps - Breslau  (on Remus von Woyrsch's general staff)
26.01.1909 4. Niederschlesisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 51 - Breslau  (Coy Cdr)
02.04.1912 Gouvernement Köln  (von Westernhagen's Chief of Staff)
01.10.1912 persönlicher Adjutanten des Prinzen Eitel Friedrich von Preußen - Berlin  (Prince Eitel Friedrich's Adjutant)
01.10.1912 Major
Great War
02.08.1914 1. Garde-Regiment zu Fuß  (Prince Eitel Friedrich's personal adjutant)
10.02.1916 Garde-Reserve-Korps  (Ia on Max von Gallwitz' general staff)
11.06.1916 XV. Armeekorps  (Berthold von Deimling's Chief of Staff)
27.01.1918 Oberstleutnant
23.08.1918 VII. Armeekorps  (Wilhelm von Woyna's Chief of Staff)
06.01.1919 III. Armeekorps  (Alfred von Böckmann's Chief of Staff)
26.05.1919 Garde-Korps  (Alfred von Böckmann's Chief of Staff)




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