Düvert, Walther, born 02-10-1893 in Görlitz, Brandenburg, entered the Army on 16-09-1911, age 17, as a Fahnrich in the 8th Foot Artillery Regiment. He ended the first war as an Adjutant of the Artillery Commander 232. Düvert was allowed in the new Reichswehr under the high command of Generaloberst Johannes “Hans” Friedrich Leopold von Seeckt and at the beginning of World War II, he was Chief of the General Staff of the VI Army Corps under command of General der Pioniere Otto- Wilhelm Förster Hans von Seeckt died in Berlin on 27-12-1936, age 70, and was buried at Invalidenfriedhof.
Düvert landed in the Führer Reserve until 17-02-1941 and was detached to the Panzer Troop School, till 06-03-1941. Detached to the Staff of the 4th Panzer division he again landed in the Reserve. Düvert was assigned to Commander of the 13th Panzer Division , where he succeeded Generalleutnant der Wehrmacht, Friedrich-Wilhelm von Rothkirch und Panthen until 25-02-1942, He died age 69, on 24-12-1953, in Trier and Düvert himself was succeeded by General der Panzertruppe, Traugott Herr.
Walter Herr who died age 85, on 13-04-1976. For the third time in the Führer Reserve and then commander of the 20th Panzer Division , where he succeeded General der Panzertruppe, Ritter Wilhelm von Thoma, who was transferred to Erwin Rommel‘s Africa Corps . On 10-10-1942 General der Panzertruppe, Kommandierend des XLVI. Panzerkorps, Smilo von Lüttwitz took over the command of the 20th Division and Düvert was again in the Führer Reserve (see Adolf Hitler) (did you know). Promoted to Generalleutnant, his last command was of the 265th Infantry Division, until his sick leave on 28-07-1944 and in the Reserve again. The German 265th Infantry Division was an infantry division of the German Wehrmacht that was active from May 1943 to October 1944 during World War II. The division was formed in France, and Walther Düvert and Hans Junck served as its commanders. Hans Junck survived the war and died, age 73, on 28-11-1966, in Berlin-Zehlendorf. The division fought in the Battle of Normandy in 1944, and it was destroyed in France on 02-10-1944.The youngest Generalleutnant in WWII, with 36, was Theodor Tolsdorff.
Death and burial ground of Düvert, Walther.
Not useful for Hitler’s war fare anymore, Düvert was retired on 30-11-1944. Living in Düsseldorf after the war, Düvert died at the age of 78, on 04-02-1972. He is buried with his wife Elisabeth, born Richter, who he survived on the Stoffeler Cemetery in Düsseldorf. Meanwhile the gravestone is removed as Hans-Jürgen Hein 2nd degree nephew of Elisabeth Düvert and Maria Bendleb reported.