Ruith, Adolf Ritter von

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Ruith, Adolf Ritter von, born 11-08-1872 in Bamberg, Bavaria, entered the Army, age 18, on 02-09-1890, age 18 as a Fahnenjunker with the 3rd Königlich Bayerisches Infanterie-Regiment “Prinz Karl von Bayern”. He was promoted to 2nd Leutnant on 09-06-1892 and was in the fields of the first war. On 09-05-1915 he was awarded with the Königlich Bayerischen Militär Max-Josef-Orden  and exalted to nobility and allowed as a Major to named Ritter von Ruith. He also received both the Iron Crosses during this war and ended as an Oberstleutnant. He remained in the new Reichswehr  and on 01-11-1923 he, as an Oberst, was the successor of Generalmajor Franz Ritter von Epp   with the command of the VII Führer Infantry, in Munich. Promoted to Generalleutnant on 01-04-1926 and he succeeded Generalleutnant der Kavallerie, Friedrich Kress von Kressenstein

   as commander of the 7th Division  of the Wehrkreis in Munich. He lost his command on 31-01-1930 to Generalleutnant, later Field Marshal der Artillerie, Wilhelm von Leeb   and retired from the Service, age 58. He was promoted to General of the Infantry and allowed to wear the uniform of the 19th Infantry Regiment during retirement.

Death and burial ground of Ruith, Adolf Ritter von.

 Living in Gauting von Ruith died at the age of 78, on 05-10-1950 and is buried with his wife Helene, born Sauter, who died old age 86, on 25-12-1961, on the cemetery Planeggerstrasse in Gauting. Generalleutnant der Flakartillerie, Kommandeur der 26th Flak Division, Rudolf Eibenstein

  is buried on the old cemetery in Gauting too, a neglected grave and only steps from the grave of the WWII Generalleutnant der Flieger, Commanding General of Support Staff of the Royal Hungarian LuftwaffeWalter Schwabedissen. On the Waldfriedhof of Gauting is buried Generalmajor der Flieger, Commander Airport Region Commander 4/VIII, Friedrich Baerens.


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