Gareis, Martin, born 06-10-1891 in Buch near Berlin, Joseph Goebbels
(did you know
) was the Gauleiter of Berlin, entered the Army Service on 21-12-1909, age 18, as a Fähnrich in the 4th
Brandenburgisches Infanterie-Regiment “Großherzog Friedrich Franz II von Mecklenburg-Schwerin” Nr. 24.
As a Lieutenant in the MG Company of the 4th
Regiment, he came in the fields of the first war and was soon wounded in hospital
. He ended the war with both the Iron Crosses
and as an adjutant of the 12th
Infantry Brigade. He retained in the new Reichswehr and with the outbreak of World War II he was the commander of the 282nd
Infantry Regiment. With this Regiment he came on the Western Front and in 1941 on the Eastern Front. He was awarded with the German Cross
in gold on 18-10-1941 and was assigned with the command of the 98th
, until 31-12-1941. Gareis was promoted to Generalmajor in February 1942 and Generalleutnant on 01-03-1943. He was announced in the Army reports, he under the command of Generaloberst der Panzertruppe, Kommandeur der 7th Panzer Division
, Hasso von Manteuffel
, in the battles of Kiev and on the Krim, distinguished himself. He received the Iron Cross on 29-11-1943, lost his command on 01-04-1944 and landed in the Führer Reserve (see Adolf Hitler
) (did you know
). He was assigned with the command of the 264th
, he succeeded General Otto Joachim Lüdecke
who died age 71, on 14-02-1971, in Hassel, near Celle, but landed again in the Reserve on 09-10-1944. He then became commander of the XXXXVI Panzer Corps and a General of the Infantry on 01-04-1945. He landed in British captivity on 02-05-1945 and was the Communication Officer between Bernard Montgomery
and the POW camps in England.
Death and burial ground of Gareis, Martin.