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This Blog was born from a wet day in Germany, looking at one of the many war memorials in that country and further investigation which led me to notice a lack of reference material with regards to the German Army in World War One.

My work on this project has been made easier by the World Wide Web, but with the information tools at my disposal it has been a constant battle to ensure that the correct information has been included.

This Blog is intended for reference, and will hopefully enable those with an interest in the German Army of World War One to look up with confidence the various units and organisations which contributed to the German war machine.

Sunday, 30 March 2014

86th Infantry Division


This Army unit was part of a new wave of divisions formed in August 1915

The 86th Division was formed in 1915 to support the German war effort.
If formed in November 1914 as the Wernitz Division, a Regular unit.


  171st Infantry Brigade
  341st Infantry Regiment
  342nd Infantry Regiment
  172nd Infantry Brigade
  343rd Infantry Regiment
  344th Infantry Regiment
  86th Field Artillery Regiment
  3rdErsatz/26th Pioneer Battalion

The cavalry consisted of the 86th Cavalry Regiment (Cleinow).

The 171st Brigade was formed from the Grossmann Brigade.  The 172nd Brigade was formed from the Windhelm Brigade.

85th Landwehr (Militia) Division


This Landwehr (Militia) Army unit was part of a new wave of divisions formed in September 1915

The 85th Landwehr Division was formed in 1915 to support the German war effort.
If formed in November 1914 as the Breugel Division, a third wave unit. 

  169th Landwehr Infantry Brigade
  61st Landwehr Infantry Regiment 

The Regiment was formed in 1868 as the 8th Pommern Landwehr Regiment.
  99th Landwehr Infantry Regiment
  170th Landwehr Infantry Brigade
  17th Landwehr Infantry Regiment
The Regiment was formed in 1868 as the 4th Westfalian Landwehr Regiment.
  21st Landwehr Infantry Regiment
The Regiment was formed in 1868 as the 4th Pommern Landwehr Regiment.
  85th Field Artillery Regiment
  26th Pioneer Company 1&2 Coy
The cavalry consisted of the 3rd Horse Grenadier Regiment (Neumarkishes).

Saturday, 29 March 2014

84th Infantry (2nd Posen) Division


This Garrison Army unit was part of a new wave of divisions formed in the summer of 1915

The 84th Division was formed in 1915 to support the German war effort.
If formed in 1914 as the 2nd Posen Division, a garrison unit.

In June 1915 the Division was reformed as the 84th Infantry Divison.


  167th Infantry Brigade
  333rd Infantry Regiment
  334th Infantry Regiment
  168th Infantry Brigade
  335th Infantry Regiment
  336th Infantry Regiment
  6th Reserve Artillery Regiment
  Militia Pioneer Company

The cavalry consisted of the 84th Cavalry Regiment.

The 167th Brigade was originally the 12th Ersatz Brigade, and joined the 84th Division on its formation on 12th June 1915.

The 168th Brigade was originally the 4th Posen Brigade, and also joined the 84th Division on its formation on 12th June 1915.

83rd Infantry Division


This Garrison Army unit was part of a new wave of divisions formed in the summer of 1915

The 83rd Division was formed in 1915 to support the German war effort.
If formed in 1914 as the 1st Posen Division, a garrison unit.


  165th Infantry Brigade
  329th Infantry Regiment
  330th Infantry Regiment
  166th Infantry Brigade
  331st Infantry Regiment
  332nd Infantry Regiment
  55th Artillery Regiment
  Militia Pioneer Company

The cavalry consisted of the Ersatz Squadron of the 3rd (1st Brandenburg) Uhlan Regiment, and the 5th Militia Squadron.

The 165th Brigade was originally the 1st Posen Brigade, and moved with the 2nd Posen Brigade now known as the 166th Brigade when the Posen Garrison, or Posen Division was reformed as the 83rd Infantry Division on 15th May 1915.

82nd Reserve Division

This Reserve Army unit was part of a new wave of divisions formed in the winter of 1914/15

The 82nd Reserve Division was formed in 1915 to support the German war effort.
 
If formed with the 81st Reserve Division the XXXXI Reserve Corps

  79th Reserve Infantry Brigade
  271st Reserve Infantry Regiment
  272nd Reserve Infantry Regiment
  273rd Reserve Infantry Regiment
  82nd Reserve Artillery  Brigade
  82nd Reserve Cavalry Regiment
  82nd Reserve Pioneer Company
 

81st Reserve Division

This Reserve Army unit was part of a new wave of divisions formed in the winter of 1914/15

The 81st Reserve Division was formed in 1915 to support the German war effort.
If formed with the 80th Reserve Division the XXXXI Reserve Corps

  81st Reserve Infantry Brigade
  267th Reserve Infantry Regiment
  268th Reserve Infantry Regiment
  269th Reserve Infantry Regiment
  81st Reserve Artillery  Brigade
  81st Reserve Cavalry Regiment
  81st Reserve Pioneer Company
 

80th Reserve Division

This Reserve Army unit was part of a new wave of divisions formed in the winter of 1914/15

The 80th Reserve Division was formed in 1915 to support the German war effort.
 
If formed with the 79th Reserve Division the XXXX Reserve Corps

  80th Reserve Infantry Brigade
  264th Reserve Infantry Regiment
  265th Reserve Infantry Regiment
  266th Reserve Infantry Regiment
  80th Reserve Artillery  Brigade
  80th Reserve Cavalry Regiment
  82nd and 83rd Reserve Pioneer Company
 

79th Reserve Division

This Reserve Army unit was part of a new wave of divisions formed in the winter of 1914/15

The 79th Reserve Division was formed in 1915 to support the German war effort.
If formed with the 80th Reserve Division the XXXX Reserve Corps

  79th Reserve Infantry Brigade
  261st Reserve Infantry Regiment
  262nd Reserve Infantry Regiment
  263rd Reserve Infantry Regiment
  79th Reserve Artillery  Brigade
  79th Reserve Cavalry Regiment
  79th Reserve Pioneer Company
 

Friday, 28 March 2014

16th Bavarian Division

This mobalised Army unit was formed in January 1917

The 16th Bavarian Division was formed in 1917 to support the German war effort.

  9th Bavarian Infantry Brigade
  11th Bavarian Infantry Regiment
  14th Bavarian Infantry Regiment
  21st Bavarian Reserve Infantry Regiment
  3rd Bavarian Field Artillery  Regiment
  4th Squadron 7th Bavarian Light Cavalry Regiment
  16th Bavarian Pioneer Battalion
 
The 11th Bavarian Regiment came from the 6th Bavarian Division, the 14th Bavarian Regiment came from the 5th Bavarian Division.  The 21st Bavarian Reserve Infantry Regiment was provided by the 6th Bavarian Reserve Division.  The 3rd Bavarian Field Artillery came from the 6th Bavarian Division.

15th Bavarian Division


This mobalised Army unit was formed in January 1917

The 15th Bavarian Division was part of a new wave of divisions formed in 1916/1917 to support the German war effort.


  23rd Bavarian Infantry Brigade
  30th Bavarian Infantry Regiment 
  31st Bavarian Infantry Regiment
  32nd Bavarian Infantry Regiment
  7th Bavarian Field Artillery  Regiment
  3rd Squadron 7th Bavarian Light Cavalry Regiment
  15th Bavarian Pioneer Battalion

14th Bavarian Division

This mobalised Army unit was formed in August 1916

The 14th Bavarian Division was part of a new wave of divisions formed in 1916 support the German war effort.

  8th Bavarian Infantry Brigade
  4th Bavarian Infantry Regiment
  8th Bavarian Infantry Regiment 
  29th Bavarian Infantry Regiment
  23rd Bavarian Field Artillery  Regiment