Scheller, Rudolf

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Scheller, Rudolf
Scheller, Rudolf, born 23-04-1877, in Oldenburg, the son of a senior staff surgeon, joined the Army on 12-03-1896, age 18, as a Fahnenjunker in the Königlich Preußische Armee with the Niederschlesisches Fußartillerie-Regiment Nr. 5.  He was promoted to Fähnrich on 18-10-1896 and after finishing the War School he became a Second Leutnant on 20-07-1897. Promoted to Hauptmann and as commander of the 3rd Foot Artillery Brigade on 01-10-1911, age 34, in the fields of the first war. On 04-05-1923 he married Dora, born Haberland, widowed Faber. He was awarded with both the Iron Crosses  and remained in the new Reichswehr  as a Major. With the beginning of World War II he as an Oberst was commander of Wehrmacht Region Königsberg II since spring 1935. He was promoted to Generalmajor on 01-06-1942 and again in active service. He lost his command on 31-07-1942 and in the disposal of the Wehrmacht. He was retired at last, age 66, on 30-04-1943. Scheller’s son Leutnant Helmut was killed, age 20, on 13-11-1941.

Death and burial ground of Scheller, Rudolf.

Living in Schneverdingen, the region of Soltau, Scheller died at the very old age of 104 and is buried with his wife Dora Faber, who died age 68, on 28-09-1956, on the Military Cemetery of Kassel with his son, next to the graves of WWII, Generalmajor der Infanterie, Kommandeur vom WBK Königsberg IIRudolf  Scheller,  Generalmajor der Panzertruppe, Commander of the 92nd Panzer Grenadier Regiment, Werner von Hillebrandt 
  , Generalmajor der Infanterie, Kommandeur Feld MaterialHans Hederich, Generalmajor der Artillerie, Commander 12th Artillery Replacement Battalion, Detlev Rüdelsdorff, General der Infantrie, Kommandeur der XXIX Heeres Korps, Kurt Röpke, Generalstabarzt with IX Armee Corps, Alexander Remus, General der Infanterie, Commander Army Corps A, Karl von Roques and Generalleutnant der Artillerie, Commander North East France, DyonWilhelm Hederich.


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