Both, Kuno-Hans, born on 09-04-1884, in Sabern, Elsass was a General of the Infantry in the Wehrmacht during World War II and a recipient of both the Pour le Mérite and the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross . Both as a Fahnenjuncker, entered the Army in the 89th Großherzoglich-Mecklenburgischen Grenadier-Regiment, on 24-04-1903, age 19. He is one Western Front during the whole war, is wounded one time and ends the war as an Adjutant. As commander of the 21st Infantry Division, he participated in the Poland Invasion and the following year’s invasion of France. The 21st Infantry Division was formed in 1934 in Elbing, East Prussia, by expanding the 3rd Prussian Infantry Regiment of the 1st Division of the old Reichswehr. For the next four years, it fought on the Eastern Front, largely as part of Army Group North, under General Field Marshal Wilhelm Freiherr von Leeb, assigned to Eighteenth Army, under General Field Marshal Georg von Küchler
. He succeeded General der Artillerie, Albert Wodrig. Wodrig died old age 89, on 22-05-1955 in Bad Oeynhausen. After an appendicitis operation, Both with his division is involved in the Invasion of Russia and awarded with the Iron Cross, on 09-07-1941. General der Kavallerie, Georg Lindemann ordered von Both to recover and Both returns to his division in 1942. He is assigned to Commanding General of the Sicherungs-Truppen and commander of the Army Region “Nord” following the command of “Ost-Ungarn” from 01-04-1944. Both lands in the Führer Reserve OKH and is from 01-07-1944 commander of Nord Rumania. In the Führer Reserve again until his capture in Vienna, by the Allied Forces. His son Hans-Kuno, a Hauptmann and Company Chief of the 89th Mecklenburg Grenadier Regiment, was killed in action, age 23 on 23-06-1944, near Kamenka, Russia.
Death and burial ground of Both, Hans Kuno Paul Hermann Victor Ludwig.
Living in Ehlen, Kuno Both died age 71, on 22-05-1971 and is buried with his wife Ilse, born von Ditfurth, who died very old age 97, on 26-02-1991, on the Military Cemetery of Kassel with several other WWII, Generalmajor der Pionere, Commander of the Senior Construction Staff 14, Friedrich Borchers, Generalmajor der Infanterie, Commander of the Troop Exercise, Friedrich von 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 IX 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.