Emmich, Otto von

GENERAL (GERMANY)
BORN 4 Apr 1848, Minden - DIED 22 Dec 1915, Hannover, Niedersachsen
GRAVE LOCATION Hannover, Niedersachsen: Stadtfriedhof Engesohde, Orli-Wald-Allee 2 (Abteilung 15, Nummer 188a-d)

Otto von Emmich joined the Prussian Army in 1866. He saw action during the Franco-Prussian war in 1870-1871. In 1909 he became a general of infantry and he was put in charge of the Tenth Army Corps at Hanover. On 27 Jan 1912 he was ennobled.

At the start of the First world War he succeeded in capturing the strongly fortified ciy of Liège on 7 Aug 1914. At the same day he was awarded the orde Pour le Mérite, the highest German military decoration. He died in 1915 in Hanover.

Sources
Otto von Emmich – Wikipedia
Emmich, Albert Theodor Otto von - Gedächtnis Berlin

Images

The tomb of Otto von Emmich at Stadtfriedhof Engesohde, Hannover.
Picture by Androom (15 Dec 2002)

 


Ende, Michael

Published: 16 May 2010
Last update: 11 Jun 2017