Both, Friedrich von, born 22-02-1871 in Marburg, Hessen, entered the Army as a Fähnrich in the 11th Field Artillery Regiment, on 01-10-1890, at the age of 19. Adjutant of the III Battalion of the 11th Field Artillery Regiment and from 01-10-1899 Regiment’s Adjutant in the same regiment, Adolf Hitler was 10 years old then. With the beginning of the first war he was commander of the 278th Field Artillery Regiment until October 1914. Assigned as a Major as a battalion commander in the 5th Reserve Artillery Regiment and at the end of the war on 31-12-1919 retired. Entered the Army Service again on 05-03-1935 and was Supplement Officer and Oberst until 26-08-1939. At the beginning of World War II he was placed to the disposal of of the Army and got his first command in 1940. Until 1942, he is commander of Bordeaux, following the command of the Troop Exercise Grounds at Wildflecken. He lands in the Führer Reserve (see Adolf Hitler) (did you know) from 20-06-1942 to 30-11-1942 and already retired, age 60, as not useful anymore for Hitler’s warfare.
Death and burial ground of Both, Friedrich von.
Friedrich Both, decorated with the Iron Cross, died at the age of 73, after an accident, on 31-10-1945 and is buried on the Military Cemetery of Kassel. Alas his gravestone is removed. Close by the graves of WWII
, Generalmajor der Pionere, Commander of the Senior Construction Staff 14, Friedrich Borchers, General der Infanterie, Commander of “Ost-Ungarn”, Kuno Both, Generalmajor der Infanterie, Kommandeur vom WBK Königsberg II, Rudolf Scheller, Generalmajor der Panzertruppe, Commander of the 92nd Panzer Grenadier Regiment, Werner von Hillebrandt, Generalmajor der Infanterie, Kommandeur Feld Material, Hans Hederich, Generalmajor der Artillerie, Commander 12th Artillery Replacement Battalion, Detlev Rüdelsdorff, General der Infantrie, Kommandeur der XXIX Heeres Korps, Kurt Röpke, Generalstabarzt, Kommandeur der XXIX Heeres Korps, Alexander Remus, General der Infanterie, Commander Army Corps A, Karl von Roques and Generalleutnant der Artillerie, Commander North East France, Dyon, Wilhelm Hederich.