Hohnhorst, Ludolf von, often called Hohnhurst, born 13-08-1899, in Oberau, Upper Franconia, son of Ernst von Hohnhorst and Thelda von Hohnhorst and entered the Naval Service as a war volunteer at the Naval school Murwik, on 03-10-1916, age 17.
He came on board of the heavy cruiser “Freya”
as a Fähnrich until 28-03-1917 and discharged to the Reserve on 31-12-1918. With the outbreak of World War II he was a Fregattenkapitän and adviser in the Naval Signals Department until 30-06-1940. He then was adviser in the Sub Department, Armistice Commission France to 18-04-1941. Chief of Staff in the Staff of Admiral Norwegian West Coast, to 22-09-1942. Detached to the Staff of Commanding Admiral Norway to 06-11-1942, under Admiral, Theodore Krancke
Death and burial ground of Hohnhorst, Ludolf von.
Hohnhorst was commandant of Sea Fortifications Polar Sea Coast
to 20-04-1944 and Chief of Staff in the Staff of Naval High Command Norway until 31-05-1945. He landed in captivity and released on 09-10-1947 and retired in Hemer, where he at the age of 78 died, on 14-05-1978 and is buried on the cemetery Kantstrasse, in Hemer.