SOME OF THE PRISONERS HELD AT
der Infanterie Friedrich Herrlein
RANK: General der Infanterie
CAPTURED: Rhoen, Germany
DATE: 18 April 1945
OF BIRTH: 27 April 1889
PLACE OF BIRTH: Ehrenbreitstein
/ Kreis Koblenz
DATE OF DEATH: 28 July 1974
PLACE OF DEATH: Gießen / Lahn
OCCUPATION: Regular Soldier
NEXT OF KIN: Margarete
Herrlein, (US Zone)
3 March 1911
20 March 1911 (Patent 24 June 1909)
18 June 1915
20 June 1918
1 April 1931
1 August 1934
1 January 1937
1 January 1941
1 September 1942
der Infanterie: 1 February 1944
March 1911: Entered Army service in the 3. Garde-Regiment zu Fuß after
passing out from the Prussian Cadet Corps.
June 1910-28 February 1911: Detached to War School Danzig.
August 1914: Battalion Adjutant with the 2nd Guard Reserve Regiment in
November 1914: Regimental Adjutant of the 2nd Guard Reserve Regiment.
August 1916: Wounded/in hospital.
October 1916: Returned to the 2nd Guard Reserve Regiment in the field.
October 1916: Company Leader in the Recruit Depot of the 2nd Guard Reserve
January 1917: Deputy Leader of the III. Battalion of the 2nd Guard Reserve
February 1917: Adjutant of the 2nd Guard Reserve Infantry Brigade.
October 1917: Detached to the 9th Battery of the 1st Guard Foot Artillery
November 1917: Detached to the 6th Battery of Fußartillerie-Regiment von
Linger (Ostpreußisches) Nr. 1.
December 1917: Company Leader in the 1st Guard Reserve Regiment.
January 1918: Deputy Leader of the II. Battalion of the 1st Guard Reserve
February 1918: Adjutant of the 1st Guard Reserve Infantry Brigade.
May 1918: Adjutant of the General Staff Course Sedan.
August 1918: Sick and allocated to the Replacement Battalion of the 3rd
Guard Regiment of Foot.
September 1918: Transferred to a General Staff position in the 224th Infantry
January 1919: Returned to the 3rd Guard Regiment of Foot.
January 1919: Leader of the I. Battalion of the 2nd Guard Reserve Regiment.
August 1919: Transferred to Reichswehr Infantry Regiment 68.
September 1919: Company Leader in Reichswehr Infantry Regiment 68.
November 1919: Company Leader in Reichswehr Infantry Regiment 115.
October 1920: Chief of the 15th Company of Infantry Regiment 6.
October 1921: Detached to Leader Assistant training with the staff of
the 2nd Division.
October 1922: Chief of the 15th Company of Infantry Regiment 6.
June 1924: Captain on Staff of Infantry Regiment 6.
October 1924: Regimental Adjutant of Infantry Regiment 6.
May 1927: Chief of the 6th Company of Infantry Regiment 9.
April 1931: Major on Staff of the II. Battalion of Infantry Regiment 9.
October 1932: Adjutant of Infantry Leader III.
October 1933: Transferred to Military District Command Potsdam.
April 1934: Commander of the I. Battalion of Infantry Regiment 16.
October 1934: Commander of the I. Battalion of Infantry Regiment “Oldenburg.”
October 1935: Commander of the I. Battalion of Infantry Regiment 65.
October 1936: Commander of Infantry Regiment 116 of the 9th Infantry Division
[took part in the invasion of France in May-June 1940].
February 1941: Commander of the 71st Infantry Division.
March 1941-15 December 1941: Commander of the 18th Infantry Division (Motorized)
[engaged in Russia from 22 June 1941].
February 1942: Führer Reserve in the Army High Command and, at the same
time, delegated with the post of General of Infantry in the Army High
October 1942: General of Infantry in the Army High Command.
May 1943-25 May 1943: At the same time, delegated with the leadership
of the XXVIII Army Corps on the Eastern Front.
October 1943: Detached to the General Command of LV Army Corps on the
October 1943: Delegated with the leadership of the LV Army Corps on the
February 1944: Commanding General of the LV Army Corps on the Eastern
Front (from January 1944-May 1944, corps command delegated to Generalleutnant
February 1945: Führer Reserve in the Army High Command.
1945-18 April 1945: General for Special Employment in Army Group South
on the Eastern Front.
April 1945-17 May 1948: Prisoner of war in British captivity.
- 9th January
1946 transferred to Island Farm Special Camp 11 from Camp 1
- 12th May 1948
transferred to Camp 186 for repatriation.
Decorations & Awards:
Cross of the Iron Cross: 22 September 1941, Generalleutnant, Commander
of the 18th Infantry Division (Motorized) in Russia.
Royal Hohenzollern House Order, Knight’s Cross with Swords: 26 February
Iron Cross, 1st Class (1914) with 1939 Bar
Iron Cross, 2nd Class (1914) with 1939 Bar
of Honor for Combatants 1914-1918
- Armed Forces Long
Service Award, 1st Class (25-year Service Cross)
- Armed Forces Long
Service Award, 3rd Class (12-year Service Medal)
- Austrian Military
Merit Cross, 3rd Class with War Decoration
- Wound Badge in
Black – World War I award
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