Basse, Max von, born on 30-03-1883 in Kamen, six years before Adolf Hitler (did you know), entered the Army Service on 22-10-1902, at the age of 19, as a Fähnrich, in the 13th Infantry Regiment. From 18-08-1909 until 30-09-1910 he was detached to the Command in Münster. During the first war battles, Hauptmann von Basse, was severely wounded in hospital from 24-09-1917 until 28-12-1918, fifteen months. During World War II, which he started as an Oberst, he was Director of the Military District Welfare in different departments adding as Director of Replacement Army Corps XII, until 31-07-1942, meanwhile a Generalmajor, as he retired from the Army Service, age 59. Both his sons, Oberleutnant Hans Dieter “Diederich” and Aspirant Officer Jobst, didn’t survive the war and they are remembered on the gravestone.
Death and burial ground of Basse, Max von.
Not really a battlefield General, Max von Basse died at the age of 65, on 13-02-1949, in Wiesbaden. Basse is buried with his wife Charlotte, who died old age 91 in 1981, on the Südfriedhof of Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden apparently a popular place for Generals as on the same cemetery are buried, General der Infanterie, Commandeur der 76th Infanterie Division, Erich Abraham, Generalmajor der Artillerie, Kommandeur der 145th Artillerie Division, Rudolf Henrici, Generalmajor der Infanterie, Director of Replacement Army Corps XII, Max von Basse, Generalmajor der Flieger, Kommandeur III Luftwaffe Ersatz Battalion, Wolf von Biedermann, Generalmajor der Infanterie, Kommandeur der 7th Infanterie Regiment, Eberhard Bohnstedt