(Photo courtesy of Gareth Collins)

General der Kavallerie Wilhelm Knochenhauer
Born: 16 Jan 1878 in Meiningen
Died: 28 Jun 1939 in Hamburg
Promotions:
Fähnrich (16 Nov 1899); Leutnant (18 Aug 1900); Oberleutnant (18 Oct 1909); Hauptmann (01 Oct 1913); Major (18 May 1918); Oberstleutnant (01 Nov 1924); Oberst (01 Feb 1928); Generalmajor (01 Oct 1931); Generalleutnant (01 Oct 1933); General der Kavallerie (01 Jan 1936)
Career:
Entered Army Service (13 Apr 1899)
Fahnenjunker in the 97th Infantry-Regiment (13 Apr 1899-1904)
Adjutant of II. Battalion of the 97th Infantry-Regiment (1904-22 Mar 1911)
Detached to the War Academy (01 Oct 1907-00 Jul 1910)
Detached to the Grand General Staff (22 Mar 1911-01 Oct 1911)
Regiments-Adjutant of the 97th Infantry-Regiment (01 Oct 1911-01 Oct 1913)
Adjutant with the Inspection of War Schools (01 Oct 1913-1914)
Company-Chief, later in the General Staff (1914-1918)
Chief of Operations (Ia) in the General-Staff of XXV. Reserve-Corps (03 Sep 1918-01 Oct 1919)
With the Staff of the Commander of Infantry with the 15th Reichswehr-Brigade (01 Oct 1919-01 Oct 1920)
With the Staff of Infantry-Leader III (01 Oct 1920-01 Oct 1922)
Commander of II. Battalion of the 3rd Infantry-Regiment (01 Oct 1922-01 Mar 1925)
Chief of Staff of the 1st Cavalry-Division (01 Mar 1925-01 Feb 1929)
Commander of the 16th Mounted-Regiment (01 Feb 1929-01 Nov 1931)
Commander of the 3rd Cavalry-Division (01 Nov 1931-01 Dec 1933)
Inspector of Cavalry (01 Dec 1933-16 May 1935)
Commanding General of X. Army-Corps (16 May 1935-28 Jun 1939)
Died (28 Jun 1939)

Awards & Decorations:
- RK des Kgl. Preuss. Hausordens von Hohenzollern mit Schwertern
- 1914 EK I
- 1914 EK II
- RK I. Klasse des Herzogl. Sachsen-Ernestinischer Hausorden mit Schwertern
- Herzogl. Sachsen-Meiningisches Ehrenkreuz für Verdienst im Kriege
- Fürstl. Lippischer Hausorden IV. Klasse mit Schwertern
- Fürstl. Lippisches Kriegsverdienstkreuz
- Verwundetenabzeichen, 1918 in Schwarz
- Kgl. Preuss. Dienstauszeichnungskreuz
- Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer
- Wehrmacht-Dienstauszeichnung IV. bis I. Klasse


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