Joachim von Amsberg
(26.08.1869 - 05.09.1945)
place of birth: Schwerin
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.