Gündell, 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 was in the fields of the first war and soon two times wounded in hospital in 1914. He ended the war in the Staff of the 95th Infantry Division , under Generalmajor der Infanterie, Major Gustav Gihr.
Gündell was allowed in the new Reichswehr of 8 Infantery and 2 Cavalry Divisions and at the beginning of World War II he was delegated with the leadership of the 13th Infantry Replacement Regiment, until 08-08-1940. Promoted to Generalmajor on 01-12-1941 and Generalleutnant on 01-12-1943. He was commander of the Headquarters of OKH until 03-05-1945 and landed in Allied captivity to June 1947.
Death and burial ground of Gündell, Walter von.
Not a battlefield General Gündell lived in his home town Hanover and died at the old age of 80, on 10-02-1973 and is buried with his wife Dorethea, who died old age 91, on 12-10-1998, on the cemetery Engeshode in Hanover, not far away the graves of the WWII Generalleutnant der Artillerie, Higher Artillery Commander 315, Walter Büchs, Generalmajor der Infanterie, Kommandeur 276th Volks Grenadier Division , Hugo Dempwolff, Generalleutnant der Infanterie, Militair Ersatz Inspector Dresden, Hans von Falkenstein, General der Panzertruppe, Kommandeur 19th Panzer Division ,Otto von Knobelsdorf. The German 19th Panzer Division was created from the 19th Infantry Division and was formed on 01-11-1940. In July 1941 it moved to the central sector of the Eastern front until December 1942 when it was transferred south. It was pushed back though Ukraine and Poland and surrendered in Czechoslovakia in May 1945. Also buried here is SS Gruppenführer, Generalleutnant of the Police, Hans Wappenhaus.