Rudolf Walther von Monbary

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Hugo Hermann Ottomar Rudolf Walther von Monbary (born April 19, 1815 in Krummenort , Sensburg district , † January 25, 1892 in Potsdam ) was a Prussian officer , most recently a lieutenant general .


Rudolf was the son of the Prussian officer and Platzmajors von Thorn , Ludwig Christoph Walther von Monbray († 1822) and his wife Luise Barbara, née von Boyen.


From April 17, 1826, Walther von Monbary visited the cadet houses in Kulm and Berlin and subsequently joined the 1st East Prussian Grenadier Regiment No. 1 "Crown Prince" on August 7, 1832 as portepee ensign . There he was promoted to secondary lieutenant on February 13, 1834 and as such was from November 13, 1840 to August 19, 1842 an educator at the Kulm cadet institute. At the beginning of April 1843, Walther von Monbary was ordered to manage the commander's business and to support the port police in Memel . After this assignment, he was transferred to the 2nd Battalion of the 1st Landwehr Regiment in Wehlau on June 1, 1944, as adjutant and accounting officer . As Prime Lieutenant (since May 13, 1848), Walther von Monbary then acted from October 1, 1849 to June 21, 1852 as a company commander in the 1st Battalion in Königsberg . Then he was promoted to captain company commander in his main regiment at the same time as he was promoted . Here he served for the next few years, became major on August 17, 1858 , and from January 11, 1859 was also director of the United Divisional School of the 1st Army Corps . On July 1, 1859, Walther von Monbary was appointed commander of the II Battalion, for whose leadership he was awarded the IVth Class Crown Order on October 18, 1861 . Since March 17, 1863 Lieutenant Colonel , he was commissioned as such on August 14, 1865 with the command of Infantry Regiment No. 46 and on April 3, 1866 appointed Regimental Commander and finally promoted to Colonel on June 18, 1866 .

Walther von Monbary took part in the German War with his regiment . During the battle of Nachod he was wounded in the head by shrapnel. For the caution and determination with which he had commanded his troops during this combat operation, he was awarded the highest Prussian valor award, the Pour le Mérite , on September 20, 1866 . This was followed by missions at Skalitz , Schweinschädel and the Battle of Königgrätz .

Shortly before the beginning of the Franco-Prussian War , Walther von Monbray became commander of the 20th Infantry Brigade on July 14, 1870 and major general on July 26, 1870 . After the battle of Weissenburg , his explorations led to the battle of Wörth on the morning of August 6, 1870 , which was not intended by the army command. In the further course of the war he fought with his brigade at Sedan and the siege of Paris and in the meantime received the Iron Cross 2nd Class on August 25, 1870 and the 1st Class Cross on December 31, 1870. In March 1871, Walther von Monbary became the commander of the 2nd Infantry Brigade, which he continued to command beyond the end of the war. For his many years of service, Wilhelm I awarded him the Order of the Red Eagle, 2nd class with oak leaves, on January 18, 1874 . Eight months later, Walther von Monbary was on 15 September 1874 the character as a lieutenant general with board for disposition made.


Walter von Monbary had been married to Maria Johanna Luise Konstanze, née von Gabain (1820–1902), since November 7, 1845. Since the marriage remained childless, they adopted a son. Arthur Stern and Walther von Monbary (1853–1917) also took up the officer career and later became major general.


Individual evidence

  1. Gothaisches genealogisches Taschenbuch der Briefadeligen houses, 1913, seventh year, p.778