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It is a pleasure for me, to show you a few private pics of Otto von Schjerning. With great confidence the descendants of Schjerning hand over these pictures to me for some days and gave the permission for publishing.

Otto von Schjerning was as Generalstabsarzt der Armee im Range eines Generals der Infanterie the highest ranking medical officer of imperial Germany. As you can see on these pictures he belongs to the inner circle of the Kaiser.

Otto Carl Wilhelm von Schjerning

4.10.1853 born in Eberswalde near Berlin

1873-1878 studies of medicine in Berlin on the "chirurgisch-medizinisches FriedrichWilhelms-Institut" (educational institution for military medicals in Berlin)

7.2.1877 Dissertation

16.7.1878 Assistenzarzt 2. Klasse (adequate the rank of a lieutenant), Garde-Sch?tzen-Bataillon

22.1.1881 Assistenzarzt 1. Klasse, Garde-Sch?tzen-Bataillon

24.2.1883 Assistenzarzt of Generalarzt von Wegener (Korpsarzt Gardekorps)

15.5.1886 Stabsarzt (adequate the rank of a captain) and Bataillonsarzt, 4. Garde-Grenadier-Regiment Koblenz

26.1.1889 Hilfsreferent (lower consultant), Medizinalabteilung des Kriegsministeriums

23.5.1894 Referent (consultant) and Oberstabsarzt 2. Klasse (adequate the rank of a major), Medizinalabteilung des Kriegsministeriums

2.12.1895 Oberstabsarzt 1. Klasse

28.5.1898 Generaloberarzt (adequate the rank of lieutenant colonel)

20.11.1900 Abteilungschef (head of department) and Generalarzt (rank of colonel), Medizinalabteilung des Kriegsministeriums

17.5.1904 rank as Generalmajor

7.12.1905 Generalstabsarzt der Armee, Chef des Sanit?tskorps, Chef derMedizinalabteilung des Kriegsministeriums, Direktor der Kaiser Wilhelms-Akademie (former chirurgisch-medizinischen Friedrich Wilhelms-Institut)

1.1.1906 professor for military medicine University of Berlin

11.9.1907 rank as Generalleutnant

20.8.1909 heritable nobility

3.8.1914 Chef des Feldsanit?tswesens (chief of field medical service)

27.1.1915 rank as General der Infanterie

15.12.1918 retirement

28.6.1921 death in Berlin

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with Kaiser and Kaiserin in a childrens home in Ahlbeck (Usedom/Baltic sea) 3.6.1913

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laying of the foundation stone for the officers convalescent home in Falkenstein (Taunus) 13.10.1907

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laying of the foundation stone for the Kaiser Wilhelms-Akademie (educational institution for military medicals in Berlin) 10.6.1905

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laying of the foundation stone for the Kaiser Wilhelms-Akademie (educational institution for military medicals in Berlin) 10.6.1905,

the Kaiser is doing the first hammerblow

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1. Wilhelm II and Schjerning in the first years of WWI

2. Schjerning in Charleville september 1915

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Wilhelm II and Schjerning visiting a military hospital 9.7.1916

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Gro?es Hauptquartier 1917, General-Intendant von Eisenhart-Rothe, Schjerning, Generalquartiermeister Hahndorff, General-Postmeister Dernizlaff (?)

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Schjerning in Spa.

There are some more pics, but I will not enlarge this topic to much.

Note on this last picture of Schjerning the rare decorations: the commander cross and star with swords of the royal house order of Hohenzollern and the red cross medal 1. class!

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Komtur,

Very interesting photos. What a career!

Just for interest's sake, here is a picture of a shoulder board of a Prussian Generalstabsarzt der Armee from roughly the same time period as your 1906 photo. It looks like he might even be wearing the same pattern board.

Chip

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Quite interesting-- thank you! :beer: He has quite a distinctive mustache and face, so NOW if we see him close to the Kaiser, we will know who he is in the entourage!

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Excellent photographs. The General-Postmeister is Georg Domizlaff.

Regards

Glenn

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Komtur,

Wonderful photographs! :jumping::jumping:

I collect Imperial era postcards and I just happend to have one of him!

generalstabsartzottovonxw7.jpg

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