(Photo courtesy of Gareth Collins & VJK)

General der Infanterie Friedrich-Wilhelm von Chappuis
Born: 13 Sep 1886 in Schubin
Died: 27 Aug 1942 in Magdeburg (Suicide)
Promotions:
Fähnrich (06 Mar 1906); Leutnant (27 Jan 1907); Oberleutnant (19 Jun 1914); Hauptmann (24 Jul 1915); Major (01 Feb 1928); Oberstleutnant (01 Feb 1933); Oberst (01 Oct 1934); Generalmajor (01 Apr 1938); Generalleutnant (01 Jan 1940); General der Infanterie (01 Apr 1941)
Career:
Entered Army Service (06 Mar 1906)
Fähnrich in the 5th Guards-Grenadier-Regiment (06 Mar 1906-01 Oct 1912)
Adjutant of the II. Battalion of the 5th Guards-Grenadier-Regiment (01 Oct 1912-20 Dec 1914)
Company-Leader in the 5th Guards-Grenadier-Regiment (20 Dec 1914-1917)
With The General Staff of the 206th Infantry-Division (1917-18 Dec 1918)
Transferred back into the 5th Guards-Grenadier-Regiment (18 Dec 1918-01 Oct 1919)
Company-Chief in the 4th Reichswehr-Rifle-Regiment (01 Oct 1919-01 Oct 1920)
Company-Chief in the 4th Infantry-Regiment (01 Oct 1920-01 Oct 1921)
With the Staff of Group-Command 1 (01 Oct 1921-01 Apr 1922)
In the RWM (01 Apr 1922-01 Oct 1924)
With the Staff of the 5th Division (01 Oct 1924-01 Dec 1925)
Transferred into the 13th Infantry-Regiment (01 Dec 1925-01 Jan 1926)
Company-Chief in the 15th Infantry-Regiment (01 Jan 1926-01 Feb 1929)
With the Staff of the Commander of Glatz (01 Feb 1929-01 Feb 1930)
With the Staff of the 1st Division (01 Feb 1930-01 Oct 1934)
Commander of the 5th Infantry-Regiment (01 Oct 1934-01 Mar 1938)
Placed to Disposal of OKH (01 Mar 1938-01 Apr 1938)
Chief of the General Staff of XIV. Army-Corps (01 Apr 1938-17 Jun 1940)
Commander of the 15th Infantry-Division (17 Jun 1940-12 Aug 1940)
Commander of the 16th Infantry-Division (12 Aug 1940-15 Mar 1941)
Commanding General of XXXVIII. Army-Corps (15 Mar 1941-25 May 1942)
Führer-Reserve (25 May 1942-27 Aug 1942)
Committed Suicide (shot to the head) (27 Aug 1942)

Decorations & Awards:
- Ritterkreuz (177): am 15.08.1940 als Generalleutnant und Kommandeur der 15. Infanterie-Division
- RK des Kgl. Preuss. Hausordens von Hohenzollern mit Schwertern
- 1914 EK I
- 1914 EK II
- k.u.k. Österr. Militär-Verdienstkreuz III. Klasse mit der Kriegsdekoration
- Verwundetenabzeichen, 1918 in Schwarz
- Ehrenritter des Kgl. Preuss. Johanniter-Ordens
- Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
- Wehrmacht-Dienstauszeichnung IV. bis I. Klasse
- Österr. Kriegs-Erinnerungs-Medaille mit Schwertern
- Kgl. Ungar. Kriegs-Erinnerungs-Medaille mit Schwertern
- Spange zum EK I: 04.10.1939
- Spange zum EK II: 22.09.1939


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