Knesebeck, Georg von dem, born 25-07-1881 in Hameln in a nobel family . His father was Bernd von dem Knesebeck, German Naval Commander, commanded the V Torpedo Boat Flotilla at the Battle of the Dogger Bank: killed when his flagship SMS G 12 was sunk on 08-09-1915 (1876-1915). George entered the Army service as a volunteer on 02-09-1900, age 18. He was a Fahnenjunker in the 5th Foot Guards Regiment till 1906. He was in the fields of the first war with this Regiment and ended the war as Hauptmann in the General Staff of Government Oesel. After the war he retired from the Army Service and joined the Police Service on 06-11-1919 as a Police Major. He became General of the Prussian Country Police and commander of State Police Inspection Centre, Halle/Saale and transferred to the Army Service on 15-10-1935. He as Generalmajor from 15-10-35 was commander of Münster/ Westphalia until 01-02-1937. Officer with Special Duties of the C in C of the Army until 01-04-1937. During the complete war he was the Military Replacement Inspector in Münster until 15-11-1944 and landed not useful in the infamous Führer Reserve until 28-02-1945.He had three sons Wasmod von dem Knesebeck, World War II German Colonel, recipient of the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross (1910–1945), Klaus von dem Knesebeck, World War II German Colonel, recipient of the German Cross in Gold and Krafft von dem Knesebeck, World War II German Captain, recipient of the German Cross in Gold (1916–1942)
Death and burial ground of Knesebeck, Georg von dem.
Von dem Knesebeck retired in Münster where he at the age of 63 died and is buried on the Waldfriedhof of Münster, Lauheide and his close neighbours are the General der Infanterie, Commanding General of the LXX Army Corps, Hermann Jauer. On the war grave section is buried General der Infanterie, Kommandeur Wehrkreis VI, Gerhard Glokke. Knesebeck gravestone is removed and the spot used for new owners, the family Wahle, his remains still rest there.