Bergmann, Walter Friedrich Adolf von, born 16-04-1964 in Magdeburg,
the son of the later Prussian General of the infantry Julius von Bergmann (1834–1908) and his wife Hermine, born Goering (* 1844). He had two younger sisters: Margarete Friederike and Elisabeth Johanne Auguste. His father was raised to hereditary nobility on 22-03-1887 in Berlin, along with his wife and children.
Bergmann joined the 2nd Thuringian Infantry Regiment No. 32 of the Prussian Army in Meiningen as an ensign on 15-04-1882 from the Cadet Corps and was promoted to Second Leutnant there on 16-10-1882. From 06-10-1888 to 24-10-1889 he acted as a battalion adjutant and was then transferred to the infantry regiment No. 145 in Metz in the same function. As Prime Leutnant (since 22-03-1891), he was assigned to the War Academy in Berlin from 01-10-1891 to 31-07-1894 and was temporarily transferred to the Brandenburg Jäger Battalion No. 3 in Lübben on 25-03-1893. For further training, Bergmann joined the General Staff on 22-3-1895, became a Hauptmann on 19-03-1896 and remained there until 15-12-1899. Bergmann was then assigned as a company commander in the 1st Baden Leib Grenadier Regiment No. 109 in Karlsruhe and reassigned him to the Great General Staff on 22-04-1902. A short time later, Bergmann was appointed First General Staff Officer of the 30th Division on 17-05-1902, and promoted to Major on 12-09-1902. As such he was from 24-04-1904 to 29-01-1906 in the same function in the General Staff of the XVI. Army Corps. This was followed by his transfer to the Great General Staff and his simultaneous command in the Prussian War Ministry. There he took over as chief of the army department on 19-12-1911 and was promoted to colonel on 22-04-1912. With effect from 04-07-1913, Bergmann was appointed commander of the infantry regiment “Graf Bose” (1st Thuringian) No. 31 in Altona, which he commanded until the start of the war.
served as Alexander Heinrich Rudolph
Quartermaster General as First Army pushed into Belgium and swept towards the Marne. Kluck died in Berlin in 19-10-1934, age 88. From July 1915 through October 1916, Bergmann was utilized by General Max von Fabeck
as his Quartermaster or Chief of Staff, serving in succession in the First, Twelfth, and Eighth Armies. n October 1916 Max von Fabeck became seriously ill and he committed suicide on 16-12-1916, age 62, at Partenkirchen, Kingdom of Bavaria. At the end of 1916,
Bergmann was transferred east to served as Chief of Staff at the newly established Military Administration Headquarters in Romania. Back to the Western Front and Vosges Mountains in February 1917, where General von Bergmann spent the next year as commander of 113th
Von Bergmann was honored with the Pour le Merite
for his leadership during Germany’s 1918 Spring Offensive in the Somme area, and was later promoted to Generalleutnant. He also commanded Generalkommando zbV Nr. 66 during the last few months of the War. Following Armistice, he commanded 13th
Infantry Division until October 1919. Bergmann was promoted to General der Infanterie in late 1920, after which he was placed in charge of Wehrkreis V in Stuttgart, as well as Gruppenkommando 1 in Berlin. He like, Manfred von Richthofen,
the Red Baron Manfred von Richthofen
was awarded with the Pour le Mérite.
Von Bergmann retired on December 31-12-1922 from active duty and was retired.After his passing Bergmann was appointed on 31-10-1925 chief of the 6th Infantry Regiment in Lübeck and on 20-04-1937 Chief of the Infantry Regiment 90 in Hamburg..
On 09-10-1900, Hauptmann von Bergmann married his fiancée Marie Luise Wilhelmine Kauffmann, who was born in Danzig, in Bonn. Born-02-08-1904 in Metz, realm of Alsace-Lorraine). Friedrich Karl was called up for military service on 22-02-1940 as a private, served in the 5th Company / 90th Infantry Regiment, was with the 20th Infantry Division in the western campaign in 1940 in France (his father visited the regiment there) and then took participated in the Eastern Campaign, where he earned the Iron Cross 2nd Class and the Infantry Assault Badge. On 10-11-1941, Sergeant von Bergmann died near Oleschenka on the Eastern Front. It rests on the war cemetery in Sologubowka; Final grave site: Block 10, Row 17, Grave 2247.