Botsch, Walter Hugo, born 27-02-1897 in Braunsbach, Württemburg, entered the Army Service in the 6th Infantry Regiment “König Wilhelm” as a Fahnenjunker, age 18 on 20-04-1915. On the Western Front he was wounded near the Somme, on 09-08-1916. Before the end of the war, he is wounded twice again and in 1918 seriously. Von Botsch is allowed in the new Reichswehr, between the both wars. He had a office job at the outbreak of World War II, but on 09-10-1939, he was assigned to 1st Generalstabs-Offizier in the Generalstab des XXX. Armee-Korps under command of General der Artillerie Otto Hartmann and comes to the Western Front. Otto Hartmann survived the war and died 10-07-1952, aged 67. Fighting on the Balkan and Eastern front Botsch, on 01-06-1943, lands in the Führer Reserve OKH (see Adolf Hitler) (did you know). After the invasion of Normandy he was involved in retreating fighting’s in the bridge head of Dyon. At the end of the war he, with his “Corps Botch” is sent to the region of Bonn, Remagen,
Flieger General, Adolf Galland lived and died in Oberwinter and is buried in Oberwinter near Remagen, the defender of Bonn was Generalmajor der Infanterie, Richard von Bothmer,
buried in Hennef. Von Botsch lands as commander of the LVIII Panzer Corps in American captivity on 16-04-1945 in the region Bonn. Released in November 1947.
Death and burial ground of Botsch, Walter Hugo.
Walter Botsch lived in Schwäbisch Gmünd, where he died at the age of 71, on 07-01-1969. He is buried with his wife Herta, born Lang, who died age 84 on 29-03-2003, on the St. Leonhards cemetery in Schwäbisch Gmünd and on the same cemetery Generalmajor der Infanterie, Feldkommandant 725th Regiment, Karl Jörling is buried, on the war graves section.