Lemke, Max, born 07-04-1895 in Schwedt, Oder, entered the Army as a war volunteer and participated in the first war in the Kings Ulanen Regiment , age 19 on 01-08-1914. He retired on 18-12-1918. He joined the Army Reserve again in February 1935 as a Rittmeister and with the outbreak of World War II he was the Regiment’s Adjutant in the 386th Infantry Regiment to 01-12-1939. Appointed to commander of the 218th Division Reconnaissance Battalion to March 1941, commander of the 17th Reconnaissance Battalion and commander of the 25th Panzer Grenadier Regiment to 19-10-1944. He then followed a 15th Division Leaders Course in Hirschberg to 15-11-1944 and landed in the Führer Reserve to 05-01-1945. Delegated with the temporary leadership of the 7th Panzer Division , until 22-01-1945, he replaced Generalleutnant der Panzertruppe, Kommandeur Panzer Grenadier Regiment 33, Dr. Karl Mauss, former dentist
Death and burial ground of Lemke, Max.
Then delegated as the last commander with the leadership of the Fallschirm-Panzer- Division 1 “Hermann Goering“ (did you know), succeeding Generalmajor Hanns-Horst von Necker, , until his captivity on 12-05-1946. Released he lived in Hanover, Seelhorst, where he was an active member of the “Ordensgemeinschaft der Ritterkreuzträger””. Association for Knight Cross carriers.
Max Lemke at the old age of 90 died on 29-05-1985 and is buried on the Cemetery Seelhorst suburb of Hanover, alas for me, his gravestone was removed. Generalmajor Hanns-Horst von Necker died 27-02-1979, aged 75, in Bad Münstereifel,