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Generalmajor Friedrich „Fritz“ von Buch (1876--1959)

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Here is what I have for Fritz von Buch, any additions would be great. His father was General der Infanterie Maximilian von Buch. Anything on him would be great also. Fritz supposedly had two brothers, both Major (one of them in the 1. Garde-Regiment zu Fuß), both born 1874 (twins?), so WP says, but the second brother Hans Karl Fritz could actually be Friedrich „Fritz“, but I just cannot confirm it. Fritz was married to Johanna Luise von Müller, the daughter of Admiral von Müller. Johanna died only months later on 11. August 1911 giving birth to their child.


Zentenarmedaille, 1897


Militärverdienstorden (Bayern), IV. Klasse (BMV4)

Albrechts-Orden, Ritterkreuz I. Klasse (SA3a)

Orden der Aufgehenden Sonne, IV. Klasse (JV5)

Eisernes Kreuz (1914), II. und I. Klasse

Königlicher Hausorden von Hohenzollern, Ritterkreuz mit Schwertern

Preußisches Dienstauszeichnungskreuz

Ehrenkreuz für Frontkämpfer


Wiederholungsspange (1939) zum Eisernen Kreuz II. und I. Klasse (1914)

Medaille „Winterschlacht im Osten 1941/42“

Deutsches Kreuz in Gold am 26. Juni 1942 als Oberst z. V. und Kommandeur des Panzer-Artillerie-Regiments 128


Fahnenjunker (14. April 1894)

... Eintritt in das 2. Garde-Feldartillerie-Regiment in Potsdam

Fähnrich (1. November 1894)

Sekondeleutnant (18. August 1895)

Oberleutnant (27. Januar 1907)

Hauptmann (21. Dezember 1909)

Major (22. März 1916)

Charakter als Oberstleutnant (31. Januar 1920)

Oberst (1. August 1940)

Generalmajor (1. März 1943)

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Max v. Buch had three sons (at least that survived; one was born and died on the same day):


Walter Gustav Alexander, *20.5.1872 in Braunsberg, †20.3.1936 in Hamburg. Walter was a Rittm.a.D., previously (albeit briefly) in DR 21, and served in World War I as a Maj.a.D. in the stellvertretender Generalstab der Armee.


Gotthard Erich Karl Leopold, *28.11.1874 in Braunsberg, †7.3.1928 in Berlin. Gotthard was the former 1.GRzF officer. In 1914, he was a Major in the Kriegsministerium (Versorgungs-Abteilung). He was named a battalion commander in GR 1 in August 1914 and was wounded on 26.10.1914. After convalescence, he was transferred back to the Kriegsministerium on 20.2.1915 and was named an Abteilungschef on 2.1.1917. He was retired on 30.3.1919 and was an Oberstleutnant a.D.


Friedrich (Fritz) Karl Hans Max, *24.1.1876 in Braunsberg, †5.4.1959 in Kassel.  Fritz also had the Austro-Hungarian Militärverdienstkreuz 3. Klasse mit der Kriegsdekoration 3. Klasse. He was a z.V.-officer, so he probably did not have the Wehrmacht DA.


They were Briefadel. Max's father was ennobled in 1858 by the Duke of Sachsen-Meiningen-Hildburghausen. They were not related to the Uckermark Uradel family "v. Buch", who were ennobled in the 1300s.

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Thank you so much, Dave! May I ask, if you possibly can find out the full name of father Max and sister Marie (1877--?) ...? I tried finding the family in "Gothaisches genealogisches Taschenbuch der briefadeligen Häuser" (1909), sadly not listed.

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The family's first entry is in the 1913 edition: http://digital.ub.uni-duesseldorf.de/periodical/pageview/1235066


Marie is listed there as already deceased and without any birth information. She does not appear in subsequent editions.


The father is just listed in various editions as "Max" or "Maximilian (Max)" with no other Vornamen.  *11.10.1837 in Meiningen, †26.6.1918 in Dresden.

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The ennobled ancestor of this particular Buch family was Gustav Buch, GM and GA of the Duke of Sachsen-meiningen-hildburghausen. He was awarded a grade of the churhessian order of Wilhelm. Have to look it up when I get home.

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Hello Deutschritter,
This is what I have from Generalmajor Friedrich „Fritz“ von Buch (1876--1959)

BUCH - FRITZ VON BUCH (1876--1959).jpg

And from his father Maximilian von Buch I have the information from the book Soldatisches Führertum Nr. 2895




Buch - Maximilian von Buch (1837-1918)0001.jpg

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This is what I have for Maximilian von Buch:


1. Januar 1854 Junker

1. April 1855 Portepeejunker

1. März 1856 Sekondeleutnant

... 18. November 1857 Abschied aus der Sächsischen Armee

... 1. Dezember 1857 Sekondeleutnant im meiningenschen Füsilier-Regiment mit Patent vom 7. April 1856

29. Juli 1863 Premierleutnant

2. Oktober 1866 Hauptmann

... 25. September 1867 als Hauptmann und Chef der 6. Kompanie im 6. Thüringischen Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 95 in preußische Dienste übernommen

12. Februar 1876 Major

15. November 1883 Oberstleutnant

15. Januar 1887 Oberst

24. März 1890 Generalmajor

18. April 1893 Generalleutnant

10. September 1897 Charakter als General der Infanterie


Herzoglich Sachsen-Ernestinischer Hausorden, Ritterkreuz I. Klasse (HSEH3a/HSH3a)

Eisernes Kreuz (1870), II. Klasse am 25. September 1870

Kaiserliche Kriegsdenkmünze 1870/71 mit drei Gefechtsspangen

Roter Adlerorden, IV. Klasse

Preußisches Dienstauszeichnungskreuz

Fürstlich Schwarzburgisches Ehrenkreuz, II. Klasse (SEK2)

Ehrenlegion, Ritter (FEL5) am 15. Juni 1882

Preußischer Kronenorden, III. Klasse

Herzoglich Sachsen-Ernestinischer Hausorden, Komturkreuz II. Klasse mit Schwertern (HSEH2b⚔)

Roter Adlerorden, III. Klasse mit der Schleife

Fürstlich Schwarzburgisches Ehrenkreuz, Ehrenkreuz I. Klasse (SEK1)

Roter Adlerorden, II. Klasse mit Eichenlaub am 17. Januar 1892

Orden vom Zähringer Löwen, Komturkreuz I. Klasse (BZL2a)

Stern zum Roten Adlerorden II. Klasse mit Eichenlaub am 8. September 1893

Jubiläums-Eichenlaub „25“ 1870/1895

Preußischer Kronenorden, I. Klasse am 17. Oktober 1895

Herzoglich Sachsen-Ernestinischer Hausorden, Großkreuz mit Schwertern (HSEH1⚔)

Zentenarmedaille, 1897

Roter Adlerorden, I. Klasse mit Eichenlaub am 13. Mai 1897

Orden vom Zähringer Löwen, Großkreuz (BZL1/BdZL1)

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