- Gareis, Martin
General der Infanterie. Kommandeur XXXXVI Panzerkorps.
- 06-10-1891, Buch near Berlin.
- 26-02-1976, old age, 84, Kreuth.
- Kreuth, Ringfriedhof. Wahlgrab Abt A-Reihe 1-Grab 7.
Martin Gareis, born 06-10-1891 in Buch near Berlin, Joseph Goebbels (see Joseph Goebbels) (did you know) was the Gauleiter of Berlin, entered the Army Service on 21-12-1909, age 18, as a Fähnrich in the 4th Brandenburgisches Infanterie-Regiment "Großherzog Friedrich Franz II von Mecklenburg-Schwerin" Nr. 24. As a Lieutenant in the MG Company of the 4th Regiment, he came in the fields of the first war and was soon wounded in hospital. He ended the war with both the Iron Crosses and as an adjutant of the 12th Infantry Brigade. He retained in the new Reichswehr and with the outbreak of World War II he was the commander of the 282nd Infantry Regiment. With this Regiment he came on the Western Front and in 1941 on the Eastern Front. He was awarded with the German Cross in gold on 18-10-1941 and was assigned with the command of the 98th Infantry Division, nickname Iroquois , until 31-12-1941. Gareis was promoted to Major General in February 1942 and Lieutenant General on 01-03-1943. He was announced in the Army reports, he under the command of General Hasso von Manteuffel (see Manteuffel), in the battles of Kiev and on the Krim, distinguished himself. He received the Iron Cross on 29-11-1943, lost his command on 01-04-1944 and landed in the Führer Reserve (see Adolf Hitler) (did you know). He got the command of the 264th Infantry Division, he succeeded General Otto Lüdecke who died age 71, on 14-02-1971, in Hassel, near Celle, but landed again in the Reserve on 09-10-1944. He then became commander of the XXXXVI Panzer Corps and a General of the Infantry on 01-04-1945. He landed in British captivity on 02-05-1945 and was the Communication Officer between Bernard Montgomery (see Montgomery) and the POW camps in England. Gareis was released in the summer of 1947 and lived in Kreuth, Bavaria. Martin Gareis died at the old age of 84, on 20-02-1976 and is buried on the Ringfriedhof of Kreuth.