Freiwilligen 1. Garde-Reserve-Division

The Freiwilligen 1. Garde-Reserve-Division was formed from the Imperial 1. Garde-Reserve-Division. It was sent to Kurland in February 1919 and to Westpreußen in May.
It was used to form Reichswehr-Brigade 34 in June, though parts of it returned to Kurland were it remained until December.

Commanders

Generalmajor Paul Tiede

First General Staff Officer

Hauptmann von Rabenau

Formed in the area of

Generalkommando des Garde-Korps (Berlin)

Manpower Strength

10.400

Order of battle (20 May 1919)

1. Garde-Reserve-Infanterie-Brigade (Oberst Freiherr von Schrötter)
- 1. Garde-Reserve-Regiment (I. & III.) (Major von Brederlow)
- 2. Garde-Reserve-Regiment (I.-III.) (Hauptmann der Reserve Karl von Plehwe)
- Garde-Reserve-Regimnet 64 (I.-III.) (Hauptmman Schaumburg)
- Detachement von Brandis * (Hauptmann Cordt von Brandis)
- Bataillon Gravenstein * (Hauptmann Gravenstein)
- Bataillon von Maltzan (5. Garde-Regiment zu Fuß) * (Oberleutnant Freiherr von Maltzan)
Stab des Dragoner-Regiment 2: Major Graf Yorck *
- 1. Freiwilligen Eskadron Ulanen-Regiment 16 *
- Eskadron 1. Garde-Ulanen-Regiment
- Detachement Kürassier-Regiment 7
- Garde-Kavallerie-Eskadron Bredow (3./Garde-Kürassier-Regiment)
- Freiwilligen Eskadron Dragoner-Regiment 2 *
- MG-Scharfschützen-Abteilung Ulanen-Regiment 11 *
1. Garde-Feldartillerie-Regiment (Major von Schmoller)
- I.-III., Detachement Stever *
- Batterie Waldmann *
- Freiwilligen Batterie Feldartillerie-Regiment 40*
- 2. (Freiwilligen) Batterie Feldartillerie-Regiment 26 *
- II./Garde-Fußartillerie-Regiment **
Kommandeur der Pioniere (Hauptmann Hoymann)
- 1./Pionier-Bataillon 7
- Freiwilligen Kompanie Pionier-Bataillon 28 *
Kampfgeschwader Sachsenberg ** (Oberleutnant zur See Gotthard Sachsenberg)
- Flieger-Abteilung 413
- Jagdstaffel (Jasta) 416
- Schlachtstaffel (Schlasta) 417
Freiwilligen Ballonzug 108 * (Rittmeister Seer)
Garde-Divisions-Nachrichten-Kommandeur 401
- Garde-Divisions-Fernsprech-Abteilung 401 **
- Garde-Divisions-Funker-Abteilung 17 **
Divisions-Kraftwagen-Kolonne 090 **
Freiwilligen Staffelstab 1201 (Hauptmann Schellenberg)
- Freiwilligen Fuhrpark-Kolonnen (1201, 1202, 1203, 1204 *)
- Feldbäckerie-Kolonne 311 *
- Feldschlächterie-Abteilung 351 *
- Divisions-Brücken-Train 99 *
- Gendarmerie-Trupp der 1. Garde-Reserve-Division (mounted) **
- Deutsche Feldpost 875 **
- Pferdelazarett 401 *
- Freiwilligen Sanitäts-Kompanie 11 *
- Freiwilligen Sanitäts-St. 1201

* With the 2. Infanterie-Brigade
** Elements with the 2. Infanterie-Brigade

Notable members

- None known at this time -
(the ranks are the highest ranks reached in the Third Reich era)

Insignia

A sleeve badge with an elk skull and antlers was used by this unit.

Sources used

Georg Tessin - Deutsche Verbände und Truppen 1918-1939
Charles Woolley - German Uniforms, Insignia & Equipment 1918-1923

Reference material on this unit

- None known at this time -

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