- Boysen, Wolf
Generalleutnant der Infanterie. Kommandeur 168th Infanterie Division.
- 26-04-1889, Bitsch, Elsass.
- 20-01-1971, old age, 81, Gütersloh.
Gütersloh, Johannesfriedhof. Feld 9-Grab M 117 A/B.
General Wolf Boysen is born on 26-04-1889, in Bitsch, Elsass, only five days after Adolf Hitler (see Adolf) (did you know) (see Hitler parents). He entered the Army Service on 14-03-1907, 17 years old, in the 66th Infantry Regiment until 26-08-1914 as an adjutant of the III Battalion and at the beginning of World War I in the same Regiment, as a company leader until 12-03-1915. Assigned as leader of the 52nd Bicycle Company until 28-10-1916. Successively batallion leader of the 170th s, 169th , and again the 170th Infantry Regiment to 15-03-1917. Appointed as Ordonance Officer with the Staff of the 52nd Infantry Division, under General Karl von Borries to 06-01-1918. Borries died age 83 on 03-03-1938, in Lüneburg. Again successively batallion leader of the 170th , 169th 111 , 111th and 169th Infantry Regiment to 18-03-1918. Boysen ended the war, as the commander of the 1st Battalion of the 170th Infantry Regiment and lands, in British captivity until 04-11-1919. He was allowed in the new Reichswehr with the Staff of the 1st battalion of the 104th Reichswehr Rifle Regiment to 20-04-1920, as he retired from the Army. He then joined the Police Service as a Hauptmann and leader of the 1st Unit Unit with the Security Police in Halle/Saale. He was transferred to Army Service again on 01-10-1935 as Oberst as commander of the leader of the 1st Battalion of the 103rd Infantry Regiment to 01-10-1936. At the beginning of World War II. Boysen as Major General from 01-08-1939, was Wehrmacht Commander of Replacement Troops 2 in Military District VIII, in Gleiwitz, Poland. Gleiwitz was the town where the Germans provocated the start of WWII, attacking the German radio station of Gleiwitz with troops in Polish uniforms. Following the Military Replacement Inspector in Weimar, to 15-08-1941. Leader of Field Replacement Division B to 15-12-1941. Again successively Military Replacement Inspector in Weimar to 01-05-1942 and Kattowitz to 20-02-1945 and at the same time as a Lieutenant General now from Wehrmacht Commander of Kattowitz to 03-11-1944. Military Repacement Inspector VIII, to 08-05-1945. He broke through to the British Zone and landed in captivity until 05-11-1946. Released he lived in Gütersloh, were he at the old age of 81 died, on 20-01-1971. Lieutenant General Wolf Boysen is buried with his wfe Elisabeth, born Gräfin Finck von Finckenstein, who died age 63 on 15-11-1964, on the Johannes cemetery in Gütersloh, next to General Martin Harlinghausen (see Harlinghausen), close by the graves of General Hans Jobst Buddenbrock (see Buddenbrock).