Udo von Wussow

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Udo Bernhard Günther von Wussow (born July 2, 1854 in Koblenz , † September 14, 1915 in Strasbourg ) was a Prussian major general and legal knight of the Order of St. John .



Udo was a son of the Prussian lieutenant colonel Moritz von Wussow (1802–1873) and his wife Ottilie, née Kannegießer (1823–1910).

Military career

Wussow attended a grammar school in Bonn and the cadet houses in Bensberg and Berlin . Subsequently, on October 29, 1871, he was transferred to the 3rd Rhenish Infantry Regiment No. 29 of the Prussian Army . By mid-October 1873 he was promoted to second lieutenant . From 1881 he was assigned to the military gymnasium , the NCO school in Ettlingen and the infantry shooting school. On October 15, 1889 Wussow rose to captain and company commander . Insinuation à la suite followed on March 24, 1890 he was transferred as a company commander for NCO School in Jülich . This was followed from September 14, 1893 to March 21, 1897 as a company commander in the 7th Rhenish Infantry Regiment No. 69 . Wussow then worked in the same capacity in the newly formed Infantry Regiment No. 161 until he was transferred to the "von Lützow" (1st Rheinisches) No. 25 infantry regiment on April 18, 1901 as a battalion commander. As a regular staff officer, Wussow came to the 1st Badische Leib-Grenadier-Regiment No. 109 on March 20, 1906 and was promoted to lieutenant colonel in April 1906 . On April 20, 1909, he was promoted to colonel and was appointed commander of the 6th Baden Infantry Regiment “Kaiser Friedrich III.” No. 114 . With the authorization to wear his previous regimental uniform, he was put up for disposal on September 13, 1911 with a pension .

After his departure he was appointed district commander of the Landwehr district of Strasbourg on June 19, 1912 . During the First World War , Wussow was reused as a ZD officer and served as a section commander of the Strasbourg fortress. In this position he died on September 14, 1915 as major general.


Wussow married Martha Lesse (* 1865) in Berlin on March 8, 1886. The marriage resulted in the children Hilda (* 1887), Hans (* / † 1888), Edith (1890–1898) and Gustav Richard (* 1899).


Individual evidence

  1. German Officer Association (Ed.): Honor ranking list of the former German Army. ES Mittler & Sohn , Berlin 1926, p. 682.