The Reichswehr-Brigade 7 Münster of the Vorläufige Reichswehr was formed in June 1919 from the Freikorps units Freikorps Münsterland, Freikorps Hacketau, Freikorps Severin, Freikorps Gabke and elements from Garde-Kavallerie-Schützen-Division.

It merged with Reichswehr-Brigade 31 in October 1919 into Reichswehr-Brigade 7 of the Übergangsheer.

It was used to form 6. Division in October 1920.

Commanders

General der Infanterie Oskar Freiherr von Watter (1 June 1919 - 1 Oct 1919)
Generalleutnant Otto von Preinitzer (1 Oct 1919 - 27 Apr 1920)
General der Artillerie Friedrich von Campe (27 Apr 1920 - 1 Aug 1920)
General der Infanterie Friedrich von Lossberg (1 Aug 1920 - 30 Sep 1920)

Wehrkreis

VI

Order of battle (Vorläufige Reichswehr)

Westf.Reichswehr-Schützen-Regiment 13
Westf.Reichswehr-Schützen-Regiment 14
Reichswehr-Jäger-Btl. 7
Reichswehr-Kavallerie-Regiment 7
Reichswehr-Eskadron 107
leichtes Reichswehr-Artillerie-Regiment 7
schwere Reichswehr-Artillerie-Abteilung 7

Order of battle (Oct 1919, Übergangsheer)

Reichswehr-Infanterie-Regiment 13
Reichswehr-Infanterie-Regiment 14
Reichswehr-Infanterie-Regiment 107
Reichswehr-Infanterie-Regiment 207
Reichswehr-Kavallerie-Regiment 7
leichtes Reichswehr-Artillerie-Regiment 7
Reichswehr-Pionier-Btl 7

Order of battle (May 1920, Übergangsheer)

Reichswehr-Infanterie-Regiment 13
Reichswehr-Infanterie-Regiment 14
Reichswehr-Artillerie-Regiment 7
schwere Reichswehr-Artillerie-Abteilung 4

Notable members

Ernst Busch (Reached the highest rank in the German Army, Generalfeldmarschall, in 1943)
Ewald von Kleist (Reached the highest rank in the German Army, Generalfeldmarschall, in 1943)
Walter Model (Reached the highest rank in the German Army, Generalfeldmarschall, in 1944)

Sources used

Andris J. Kursietis - Between Kaiser and Führer: The history of the German Army 1919-1933
Georg Tessin - Deutsche Verbände und Truppen 1918-1939

Reference material on this unit

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