Werner von Fritsch
Werner Freiherr von Fritsch
Basic Information
Born August 4, 1880
Benrath, Kingdom of Prussia, German Empire
Died September 22, 1939 (aged 59)
Warsaw, Poland
Cause/death Battlefield Suicide
Buried at
Spouse none
Military Information
Allegiance German Empire German Empire
Weimar Republic Weimar Republic
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
branch 1903-1918 War Ensign Imperial Army (98-19)
Reichswehr Defense Army (19-35)
1935-1945 War Ensign German Army (35-39)
Years of Service 1898–1939
Rank Generaloberst

Werner Thomas Ludwig Freiherr von Fritsch (August 4, 1880 – September 22, 1939)

Military AssignmentsEdit

Sleeve Insignia Name Position Headquarters Begin Date End Date

Military & Civilian SchoolsEdit

Dates of RankEdit

Regular Army

Grade Rank Insignia Name Branch Insignia Date of Rank Age Notes
Fähnrich Artillerie May 22, 1899
O-1 100px Leutnant Artillerie January 27, 1900
O-2 100px Oberleutnant Artillerie October 18, 1909
O-3 Captain (Germany) Hauptmann Artillerie March 22, 1913
O-4 105px Major Artillerie September 16, 1917
O-5 105px Oberstleutnant Artillerie February 5, 1923
O-6 105px Oberst Artillerie March 1, 1927
O-7 Major General (Germany) Generalmajor Artillerie November 1, 1930
O-8 Lieutenant General (Germany) Generalleutnant Artillerie June 1, 1932
O-9 General of... (Germany) General der
Artillerie February 1, 1934
O-10 Colonel General (Germany) Generaloberst Artillerie April 20, 1936

Awards and DecorationsEdit

Iron Cross, 1813 Iron Cross (I & II class, Prussia)
House Order of Hohenzollern House Order of Hohenzollern (Prussia)
Order of the Red Eagle Order of the Red Eagle (IV class, Prussia)
Military Merit Order (Bavaria) Military Merit Order (IV class Swords & Crown, Bavaria)
Friedrich Order (Württemberg) Friedrich Order (I class, Württemberg)
Grand Ducal Hessian Order of Merit Order of Merit (II class, Hesse)
Hanseatic Cross (Hamburg) Hanseatic Cross (Hamburg)
Cross of Honor (Germany) Cross of Honor
Heer Long Service Award, III & I Class Wehrmacht Long Service Award, I class
Heer Long Service Award, III & I Class Wehrmacht Long Service Award, III class
Military Merit Cross (Austria-Hungary) Military Merit Cross (III class, Austria-Hungary)
Gallipoli Star (Ottoman Empire) Gallipoli Star (Ottoman Empire)
Golden NSDAP
Party Badge
Wound Badge,
Johanniter Order
NSDAP Party Badge (Gold)
Wound Badge, 1918
Johanniter Order