Gerok, Friedrich von

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Name
Gerok, Friedrich von Gender: M
Christoph Karl Friedrich Gerok
born on 26 May 1854 at 07:00 (= 07:00 AM )
Place Stuttgart, Germany, 48n46, 9e11
Timezone LMT m9e11 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 04°38' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 27°58 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 15°29'



Friedrich von Gerok

Biography

German highly-decorated military officer of Württemberg, he served as general of the infantry of the XXIV Reserve Corps during World War I. He led them in battle first on the Western Front in the Battle of Lille (26–28 October 1914) and the First Battle of Ypres (30 October–22 November 1914). The corps were then withdrawn and sent to the Eastern Front, where they first saw action at the Battle of Łódź. From 13 May until 9 August 1916, they took part in the Battle of Verdun and then moved into the Carpathians, where Gerok also served simultaneously until 24 November 1917 as commander of the Army Group named for him. He led the corps in the battles for terrain in Champagne and at Rheims, until 18 February 1918. Friedrich von Gerok died in Stuttgart on 18 September 1937 at age 83.


Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided Lutheran Church birth and baptism entry (1854, page 135, no. 21).

Categories

  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 83)
  • Vocation : Military : Combat
  • Vocation : Military : Honors
  • Vocation : Military : Military career (General of the infantry)
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (WWI)