Gumbel, Walter von, born 15-03-1892 in Hanover, joined the Army Service as a Leutnant in the 571st
Infantry Regiment, on 01-03-1910, age 17. He joined the Army as a volunteer in the 8th
on 01-10-1907, age 18. He was in the fields of the first war and ended as a Regiments Adjutant in the 64th
Reserve Infantry Regiment. He retired from the Army on 28-03-1920, age 28 and entered the Police Service
on 29-03-1920. Gümbel reactivated in the new growing Reichswehr on 05-10-1935, in the Staff of the 27th
Infantry Regiment. At the beginning of World War II, he was the commander of the 118th
Infantry Regiment, until 06-02-1940 and commander of the 516th
Infantry Regiment to 09-12-1941.
Following commander of the 295th
to 01-04-1942 and of the 257th
until he landed in the Führer Reserve (see Adolf Hitler
) (did you know
), to 05-06-1942. Again commander, now of the 182nd
Division, Division Gümbel, until 03-08-1942. After the command of the 348th
Infantry Division he landed again in the Reserve to 01-03-1944. His last command was of the 152nd
Division until 10-05-1945, as he landed in captivity on 10-05-1945. Released on 08-07-1947 he retired in Heidelberg, where he at the old age of 82 died, on 28-10-1970.