Baurmeister, Hans-Joachim, born 28-10-1898 in Glogau, joined the Army as a Fahnenjunker ïn the Niederschlesische Feldartillerie Regiment “von Podbielski Nr 5, with the 7th Kavallerie Schutzen Division . Following transferred to the Reserve Feldartillerie Regiment Nr 50 where he was promoted to Leutnant. He in the fields of the first war was severely wounded in action on 15-10-1916 and after a long time in hospital he could take his old position again. He received both the Iron Crosses . Promoted on 01-08-1933 to Hauptmann and from 01-10-1933 in the reserve of the Chief in Command of the OKW . He was involved in the invasion in the West and promoted to Oberst on 14-06-1941. In the summer of 1941 Baurmeister was leading in the invasion of Russia, Operation Barbarossa, but from 12-01-1942 he became a trainer in the Artillery School. Not serving on the battlefields, he landed in the Führer Reserve from February 1944. Assigned as Commander of the 1st Grenadier Regiment from 01-04-1944, and promoted to Generalmajor. Appointed as commander of the 1st Infantry Division succeeding Generalleutnant Ernst Anton von Krosigk until 08-06-1944 and again in the Führer Reserve. Von Krosigk was killed in an air-attack by Soviet forces on 16-03-1945, age 47, in the Courland Pocket. On 18-08-1944 Baurmeister became the commander of the 290th Infantery Division , where he succeeded Generalmajor Rudolf Goltzsch, until 09-11-1944 and the appointed as Higher Artillery Commander 315, Hakrko 315 in Russia. In the winter of 1941 the division was trapped in the Demyansk Pocket along with the 12th , 30th , 32nd and 123rd Infantry divisions, and the SS-Division Totenkopf under command of SS Brigadeführer Hellmuth Becker , , as well as RAD, Police, Todt organization and other auxiliary units, for a total of about 90.000 German troops and around 10.000 auxiliaries. Hellmuth Becker post-war, Becker was tried by Soviet authorities twice, for war crimes and sabotage, and was executed on 28-02-1953, age 50. Their commander was General der Infanterie Walter Graf von Brockdorff-Ahlefeldt , commander of the II. Armeekorps. Graf von Brockdorff-Ahlefeldt became ill in November 1942 and had to return to Germany. He died in the Reservelazarett 123 in Berlin Zehlendorf, on 09-05-1943, age 55.
Death and burial ground of Baurmeister, Hans-Joachim.
Baurmeister landed on 08-05-1945 in Russian captivity and died age 51 on 12-02-1950 in the prison camp Woikowo near Iwanowo and is buried on the German war cemetery of Cherntsy Row 5-Grave 1. A few of his neighbours are Generalleutnant der Infanterie, Kommandeur of Warschau, Rainer Stahel, General der Infanterie, Kommandeur 145th Infanterie Regiment, Karl Specht, Generalleutnant der Infanterie, Commander of a Field Training Division, Friedrich Bayer, General der Infanterie, Commander 32nd Infantry Division and L Army Corps, Hans Boeckh-Behrens, Generalmajor der Wehrmacht, Grenadier Regiment 70, Louis Tronnier,
Generalleutnant and Commander of the 431st Landesschützen Division Heinrich “Heinz” Thoma, Generalmajor Walter von Bolstenstern Generalmajor der Infanterie, Kommandeur der XVIII Gebirgstruppe, Friedrich Hochbaum, Generalmajor and commander of the 570th Infantry Regiment. Erwin Hans Barends, General der Artillerie, Kommandeur IV Heeresgruppe, Max Pfeffer and Generalmajor der Wehrmacht, Pioneer Commander, Wilhelm Runge.