1st Guards Infantry Division (German Empire)

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1st Guards Infantry Division
1. Garde-Infanterie-Division
Parade 1894.JPG
1. Garde-Regiment zu Fuß (Painting by Carl Röchling, 1894)
Active 5 September 1818 – 30 April 1919
Country Prussia
Branch Prussian Army
Imperial German Army
Type Infantry
Size Approx. 18,000
Part of Guards Corps
Garrison/HQ Berlin
Engagements World War I
Helmuth von Moltke the Younger

The 1st Guards Infantry Division (German: 1. Garde-Infanterie-Division) was a unit of the Prussian (and later) Imperial German Army and was stationed in Berlin.


The division was created on September 5, 1818. In the reorganization, the guards brigades, which previously had been assigned to various corps and batteries of the Prussian Guards, were grouped into a single formation.[1]

Imperial German Army before 1918

By 1914 the division was subordinate to the Guards Corps of the Imperial German Army. At the outbreak of the First World War it was commanded by Gen-Lt. Oskar von Hutier.

  • Order of Battle: 1914
    • 1st Guards Infantry Brigade
    • 2nd Guards Infantry Brigade
    • 1st Guards Field Artillery Brigade
      • 1st Guards Field Artillery
      • 1st Guards Field Artillery
    • Guards Hussar Regiment (2nd, 3rd, and 5th Squadrons)
    • 1st Company, Guards Pioneer Battalion
    • 1st and 3rd Section, Guards Field Ambulance Company
    • 1st Guards Divisional Pontoon Train


  1. ^ http://www.grosser-generalstab.de/index.html

External links

  • Prussian Army Units, by Michael Hughes
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