Ehrig, Werner Julius Clement, born 22-04-1897 in Eibenstock, entered the Army as a volunteer and Fahnenjunker in the 108th Rifle Regiment. With this regiment he went into the fields of the first war and was wounded in hospital from, 21-08-1915 to 23-11-1915. He was two times wounded in hospital again from 10-04-1916 to 13-08-1916 and from 22-07-1918 to 06-12-1918. He ended the war as a Company Leader of the 108th Regiment. Ehrig was retired on 15-03-1920 and reactivated on 01-01-1924, under Generalmajor der Infanterie, Kommandeur der XLII Armeekorps, Hans Sponeck
. At the beginning of World War II he was in the Führer Reserve to 25-10-1939. He was Battalion Commander in the 216th Infantry Regiment and Chief of Operations in the Staff of the 164th Infantry Division , under General Josef Folltmann to 10-01-1941. Folltmann died age 71, on 11-04-1958, in Aachen. Again in the Führer Reserve and delegated with the leadership of the 340th Infantry Division , to 01-01-1944. The division now under command of Generalleutnant Theodor `Tolsdorff the Mad` Tolsdorff fought in the Battle of the Bulge, as part of I SS Panzer Corps under command of SS-Obergruppenführer Hermann Priess, and then retreated into Germany as part of XIII SS Corps, under command of SS-Gruppenführer, Max Simon , before finally being destroyed in the Ruhr pocket in April 1945. Max Simon survived the war and died 01-02-1961 aged 62.
Ehrig was in the infamous Reserve (see Adolf Hitler) (did you know) again from 16-06-1944 to 15-07-1944 and got the command of the 544th Grenadier Division, he succeeded General der Arillerie, Commander of the 506th Volksgrenadier Division Erich Hofmann. As commander of the 544th Volksgrenadier Division, fighting in the Ruhr pocket, where Generalfieldmarschall der Infanterie, Walter Model committed suicide, he on 08-05-1945 landed in Allied captivity to March 1948.
Death and burial ground of Ehrig, Werner Julius Clement.
Living in Oldenburg, he died at the old age of 83, on 31-01-1981 and is buried with his wife Gerda, born Thaden, who died at the very old age of 96, on 17-08-1997, on the Stadtfriedhof of Oldenburg. Also buried there is Generalmajor der Infanterie, Kommandeur der 297th Infanterie Division , Moritz Drebber.