Alten, Hanns Henning von, born 09-08-1890 in Nisgawe, entered the Army Service as a Fahnenjunker with the Garde-Schützen-Bataillon, age 18, on 30-09-1908 and promoted to Leutnant on 17-01-1910. With the start of the first war he as an Oberleutnant was transferred to the Radfahr-Kompanie des Garde-Schützen-Bataillons, “Graf Lippe”, a battalion on bikes. He became a Hauptmann on 18-04-1917, age 26, with the Staff of the 205th Infantry Division . He was in the fields with this division and from 02-03-1915 he is the leader of the Guards Rifle Batallion until 25-04-1917. Von Alten ends the war as a Hauptmann in the Staff of the 232nd Landswehr Division. He was allowed in the new Reichswehr in an Rifle Battalion. Assigned as commander of Berlin on 01-04-1934, as a Oberstleutnant. An Oberst from 01-03-1936 and until 01-06-1939 commander of the Guards Troops in Berlin and later commander of Koblenz as World War II already had started. From 01-06-1940 he is the Field Commander 610 and from 25-01-1941 Commander of Mühlhausen in the Elsass, promoted there on 01-02-1941, age 50, to the rank of Generalmajor. Appointed as commander of Field Command 607 from 13-01-1942 and lands in the Führer Reserve from 06-11-1942 and again a Field Commander, now of Command 1006, from 15-08-1943.
Death and burial ground of Alten, Hanns Henning von.
He lands in English captivity from 08-05-1945 and dies in captivity on 03-05-1947, age 56. Von Alten is buried on the war cemetery of Münster, Lauheide. His close neighbours there are the General der Infanterie, Commanding General of the LXX Army Corps, Hermann Karl Tittel , General der Panzertruppe, Commanding General of Panzer Corps “Grossdeutschland”, Georg Jauer