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Felix Graf von Bothmer
Felix von Bothmer was born in Munich, 10 December 1852, the  son of an army officer. Commissioned during the Franco-Prussian War. He attended the Bavarian War Academy and rose to General der Infanterie in 1910. He had broken his leg in mid-1914 so even though he was activated for duty in August, he did not receive a field command until December 1914, and then it was the 6. Bavarian Reserve Infantry Division.  Corps command came a few weeks later with the command of the II. Bavarian Reserve Corps, which was renamed Bothmer Corps in May 1915 and the big offensive against the Russians.  Bothmer took leadership of the Südarmee on 7 July 1915 and retained command until 1918. 

For distinguished service on the Dniester and Gnila-Lipa sectors through the summer, Bothmer was awarded the prestigious Pour le Merit, and received the Oak Leaves in July 1917 when he skilfully thwarted the last Russian offensive, led by General Brussilov.  He was given command of the XIX. Army in Lotharingia until the end of World War I.  Bothmer was promoted to colonel general in April 1918.  Bothmer’s last job in the army was to be an advisor for the Bavarian Ministry for Military Affairs from November to December 1918, mostly overseeing the demobilization of the soon-to-be-disbanded Bavarian Army. 

Bothmer retired from the army in December 1918 and died in Munich 18 March 1937.

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Orders of Battle:  Eastern Front, May 1915
Immediately preceding the Dunajec offensive
Deutsche Südarmee, preuß. Gen. d. Inf. v. Linsingen
   Deutsche Bothmer Korps, Gen. d. Kav. Gf. v. Bothmer
    Chief of Staff, bayr. Obstlt. Hemmer
       38. Honvéd inf. div., Feldmlt. Bartheldy
                75. Honvéd inf. brig., Oberst Gömbös
                38. field art. brig., Oberst Werz
Orders of Battle:  Galician Front, September 1915
Immediately following the summer offensive against Russia
Deutsch Südarmee, General der Infanterie Graf von Bothmer
     Marschall Korps, Gen. d. Kav. Marschall
          XXXVIII. Honved inf. div., Oberst Gömbös
          XIX. inf. div., Feldmlt. Mayer
          Preußisch III. Guards inf. div., Genmj. von Lindequist
     Hofmann K.u.K. Korps, Feldmlt.
Hofmann
          LV. inf. div., Genmj. Fleischmann
          XLVIII. Deutsch res. div., Genlt. von Oppeln
Orders of Battle:  Galician Front, June 1916
Immediately preceding the Brussilov offensive
Deutsch Südwest Armee,
Gen. d. Inf. Graf von Bothmer
     Hofmann K.u.K. Korps, Feldmlt.
Hofmann
          LIV. inf. div., Feldmlt. Daniel
          LV. inf. div., Genmj. Unschuld
          XLVIII. res. div., Genlt. von Oppeln-Bronikowski
     IX. K.u.K. Korps, Feldmlt.
Kralicek
          XIX. inf. div., Feldmlt. Böltz
          XXXII. inf. div., Genmj. von Willerding
     Support:  XXXVIII. Honved inf. div., Feldmlt. von Csanady
Orders of Battle:  Galician Front, July 1916
Immediately following the Brussilov offensive
Deutsch Südwest Armee,
Gen. d. Inf. von Bothmer
     XIII. K.u.K. Korps, Gen. d. Inf.
von Rehmen
          XV. inf. div., Genmj. Pammer
          II. kav. div., Genmj. von Abele
          XXXVI. inf. div., Oberst von Löw
     VI. K.u.K. Korps, Gen. d. Inf.
Arz von Straußenberg
          XII. inf. div., Feldmlt. von Hinke
          XXXIX. Honved inf. div., Genmj. Blasius von Dani
          Deutsch XXXIX. div., Genlt. von Oppeln-Bronikowski
     Hofmann K.u.K. Korps, Feldmlt.
Hofmann
          LIV. inf. div., Feldmlt. Daniel
          LV. inf. div., Genmj. Unschuld
     IX. K.u.K. Korps, Feldmlt.
Kralicek
          XIX. inf. div., Feldmlt. Böltz
          XXXII. inf. div., Genmj. von Willerding
          XXXVIII. Honved inf. div., Feldmlt. von Molnar
Orders of Battle:  Galician Front, August 1916
Immediately preceding Roumania's declaration of war against Austria-Hungary
Deutsch Südwest Armee,
Gen. d. Inf. von Bothmer
     XIII. K.u.K. Korps, Feldmlt.
von Csicserics
          XV. inf. div., Genmj. von Teisinger
          XXXVI. inf. div., Genmj. von Nöhring
          II. kav. div., Genmj. von Abele
     VI. K.u.K. Korps, Gen. d. Inf.
Arz von Straußenberg
          XII. inf. div., Feldmlt. von Hinke
          XXXIX. Honved inf. div., Genmj. von Dani
          I. Deutsch inf. div., Genlt. Zietlow
          XLVIII. Deutsch inf. div., ?
     Hofmann K.u.K. Korps, Feldmlt.
Hofmann
          LIV. inf. div., Feldmlt. Daniel
          LV. inf. div., Genmj. von Unschuld
     IX K.u.K. Korps, Feldmarchal
Kralicek
          XXXVIII. Honved inf. div., Genmj. von Molnar
          XIX. inf. div., Feldmlt. Bölitz
          XXXII. inf. div., Genmj. von Willerding
Orders of Battle:  Galician Front, August 1916
Immediately preceding Roumania's defeat by the Quadruple Alliance
Deutsch Südwest Armee,
Gen. d. Inf. von Bothmer
     X. Deutsch Korps, Gen. d. Inf. von Eberhardt
          CXIX. Deutsch inf. div., Genmj. von Grönert
          LXXV. Deutsch res. inf. div., Genmj. Eisenhart-Rothe
          CIC. Deutsch inf. div., Genlt. von Puttkammer
     XXIV. Deutsch res. Korps, Gen. d. Inf.
von Gerok
          III. Deutsch Guards inf. div., Genmj. Lindequist
          XLIX. Deutsch res. div., Genmj. Zöllner
          XXXVI. Deutsch res. div., Genlt. Kruge
     XV. Türkisch Korps, Genmj. Sevki Pasha
          XIX. Türkisch Korps, inf. div., Lt. Col. Sedad Bey
          XX. Türkisch inf. div., Lt. Col. Jasin Hilm Bey
     Hoffman K.u.K. Korps, Feldmlt. von Unschuld
          LV. inf. div., Genmj. von Unschuld
          LIV. inf. div., Genmj. von Severus
          XXXVIII. Honved inf. div., Genmj. von Molnar
Orders of Battle:  Galician Front, July 1917
Immediately preceding the Kerensky Offensive
Deutsch Süd Armee,
Gen. d. Inf. von Bothmer
     XXVII. Deutsch res. Korps, Gen. d. Kav. Krug von Nidda
          XXXVIII. Honved inf. div., Genmj. von Than
          LIII. Sächsisch res. div., Genlt. Leuthold
          LXXV. Deutsch res. div., Genmj. von Eisenhart-Rothe
     XV. Türkisch Korps, Genmj. Javid Pasha
          XX. Türkisch inf. div., col. Jasin Hilmi Bey
     XXXV. Deutsch rs. Korps, Genlt. von Heineccius
          XV. Deutsch res. div., Genlt. Limbourg
          XXIV. Sächsisch res. div., ?
     XXV. K.u.K. Korps, Feldmlt.
Hofmann
          LV. inf. div., Genmj. von Unschuld
          LIV. inf. div., Genmj. von Severus
     reserves: CCIV. Sächsisch inf. div., Genmj. Fortmüller
          IV. Deutsch ersatz div., Gen. d. Kav. von Werder
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