Hirschberg, Anton Freiherr von, born 20-11-1878 in Munich, entered the Army Service on 06-07-1897 as a Fähnrich in the Königlich Bayerisches Infanterie-Leib Regiment, age 19. He went to the war school in Munich and promoted to Leutnant on 10-03-1899. With the beginning of the first war he as an Ordenanz Officer and was wounded several times. He received both the Iron Crosses and transferred to the Military Riding School in Munich as a teacher. He was allowed in the new Reichswehr and after the start of World War II he in October 1939 became the commander of the 441st Division, which was renamed in the 554th Infantry Division in February 1940 and ordered to the Oberrhein. He lost his command on 01-09-1940 and landed in the Führer Reserve (see Adolf Hitler) (did you know)
. Hitler and Eva Braun’s ashes were scattered from the Schweinebrücke/Bridge over the river Ehle in Biederitz. Von Hirschberg was retired already age 61, on 30-09-1940 and not useful anymore he never was reactivated in the Wehrmacht during the war.
Death and burial ground of Hirschberg, Anton Freiherr von.
Living in Murnau, von Hirschberg died at the old age of 82 and is buried with his wife Beatrix, born von Arnim, who died old age 92 on 03-01-1987, on the cemetery of Murnau, close by the grave of Generalmajor der Flieger, Kommandant Luftregio Königberg-Danzig, Otto Zech.