Lancelle, Otto Quirin, born 27-03-1885 in Xanten, Lower Rhine, entered the Imperial Navy as a Sea cadet on 01-05-1904, age 20, but was soon, on 11-12-1905, transferred to the Army Service. He became a Fahnenjunker with the Cleveschen 43rd Field Artillery Regiment. He was in the fields of the first war as a leader of the 2nd Battery Company of the 6th Guards Field Artillery Regiment. He was wounded on 21-07-1915 in the left shoulder and on 05-08-1915 in the left lower arm. Lancelle retired on 31-10-1920 and joined the Organization Stahlhelm, under SA leader, Ernst Röhm
. Already since 1923 he was a member of the NSDAP and participated in the same year in the Hitler Putsch. with victims Theodor von Pfordten and Andreas Bauriedl
and was as a SA Standartenführer in the Staff of the Supreme SA Leadership, in 1935.
He was reactivated in the Army Service again on 01-10-1935 as a Major in the Staff of the 7th Artillery Regiment and with the beginning of World War II, Lancelle, meanwhile an Oberst, was Commandant of Frankfurt an der Oder, until 25-10-1939. He was appointed as commander of the 168th Artillery Regiment to 25-11-1940, Artillery Commandant 138, to 06-05-1941 and commander of the 121st Infantry Division until 03-07-1941, where he succeeded General der Artillerie, Martin Wandel. In this position Lancelle was killed in action, by a Russian sniper, on 03-07-1941, age 56, on the bridgehead of Kraslava on the Dvina, Latvia.
Death and burial ground of Lancelle, Otto Quirin.
He is buried with his wife Elisabeth, born Hömberg-Board, who die age 56, on 07-09-1948, on the Stadtfriedhof of Garmisch, together with the WWII General der Artillerie, Kommandeur 16th Armeekorps, Christain Hansen, Generalleutnant der Panzertruppe,Kommandant Festung Pillau, Eduard Hauser, Generalmajor der Artillerie, Kommandeur Artillerie Regiment Fallschirmjäger, Iwan von Ilsemann, Oberst der Flieger, Organisater of “Zahme Sau “ tatics, Victor von Lossberg, Generalleutnant der Flieger, Inspector of the Military Replacement Inspection, in Schwerin, Theodor Triendl, Generalmajor der Flieger, Kommandeur des Flughafen-Bereichs 2/XVII, Wilhelm Voelk, General der Flieger, Kommandeur Luftregio Belgium-France, Wilhelm Wimmer and Admiral, Reichs Commissioner at the Upper Prize Court in Berlin, Hermann Densch.