Edwin Ottomar von
(24.11.1876 - 06.03.1933)
place of birth: Berlin
General Edwin von Stülpnagel served in the Imperial
Prussian military officer corps during the Great War and was
a military leader in the Weimar Republic. He was
the son of Prussian Colonel Otto von Stülpnagel and Ida Michaelis. His
younger brother Otto was also a Wehrmacht commander
during the Second World War. Edwin von Stülpnagel's military career
began in 1893 as his joined the 2nd Foot-Guards Regiment in Berlin.
After time at the Prussian Military Academy and at Great General Staff
Headquarters, he saw service as a staff officer at both the divisional
and corps level.
During the Great War, Stülpnagel worked as
General von Lochow's III. Army Corps chief of staff beginning in 1916.
In 1918, he became the fourth member of the Stülpnagel family to be
awarded the Pour le Merite, this for his service
as VI. Reserve Corps chief of staff under General von dem Borne. He
continued his military service in the Reichswehr following
the Armistice, and retired from active duty in 1931
at the rank of Generalleutnant, although he was later brevetted to
General der Infanterie. In 1928, he wed Mamie Ostermann von Roth, nee
Bareiss, who lived until 1981. General von Stülpnagel passed away in
1933 in Berlin.