- Glokke, Gerhard
General der Infanterie. Kommandeur Wehrkreis VI.
- 26-11-1884, Posen.
- 05-06-1944, heart failure, age 59, Münster.
Münster, Waldfriedhof Lauheide. Feld J-Ehrenfriedhof-Grab 1.
Gerhard Glokke, born on 26-11-1884 in Münster, Westfalen, joined the Army Service, on 01-03-1903, age 18, as a Fahnenjunker in the 2nd Niederschlesisches Infanterie-Regiment "König Ludwig III von Bayern" Nr. 47. He was promoted to Lieutenant on 18-08-1904. Appointed as Adjutant in the 22th Landwehr Brigade and promoted to Hauptmann on 28-11-914. He participated in the first war as a Oberleutnant in the 46th Landwehr Infanterie Regiment. He received both the Iron Crosses and the Knight Cross of the Königlich Preußischen Hausordens von Hohenzollern with Swords. He was allowed in the new Reichswehr as a Company Chief in the 8th Infantry Regiment. Transferred to the 7th Battery of the 6th Artillery Regiment in Wolfsbüttel. Became Major on 01-05-1924 and Copmmander of Wilhelmshaven. Promoted to Major General on 01-10-1934 and Commander of Münster. From 15-10-1935 Commander of the 16th Infantry Division and released by Lieutenant General Gotthard Heinrici (see Heinrici). He was promoted to Lieutenant General on 01-10-1936 and with the outbreak of World War II he was the General of the Replacement General Command of the VI Army in Münster, commander General Walter von Reichenau, he died of a a heart attack in Leipzig, age 57, on 17-01-1942. Glokke was also commander of the Wehrkreis VI and became a General of the Infantry on 01-12-1940. Glokke reived the German Cross in silber, on 01-08-1943 and he died at the age of 59, on 26-11-1944, of a heart attack. Glokke is buried on the Waldfriedhof Lauheide, in Münster and only steps of the graves of the WWII Generals Hans Sommer (see Sommer), Georg Jauer (see Jauer), George von dem Knesebeck (see Knesebeck), Hans Erdmann (see Erdmann) and Hermann Tittel (see Tittel).