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/Germany
Branch Army
Type Infantry
Size Approx. 18,000
Part of Guards Corps
Garrison/HQ Berlin
Engagements World War I

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 following reorganization on September 5, 1818 of the brigades (previously grouped into Armie Korps) to assume designation as divisions. The foot regiments and batteries of the Prussian Guards were grouped into the Garde Division.[1]

Imperial German Army before 1918[edit]

The division was a unit in 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.


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

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