215th Infantry Division (German Empire)

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215th Infantry Division (215. Infanterie-Division)
Active 1916–19
Country German Empire
Branch Army
Type Infantry
Size Approx. 15,000
Engagements

World War I

The 215th Infantry Division (German: 215. Infanterie-Division) was a unit in the German Imperial Army during World War I. Created in September 1916, it primarily saw service on the Eastern Front and in Ukraine.

Order of battle (May 1918)[edit]

  • 61. Reserve-Infanterie-Brigade
    • Reserve-Ersatz-Regiment Nr. 2
    • Landwehr-Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 71
    • Reserve-Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 224
    • 3. Eskadron/Reserve-Husaren-Regiment Nr. 8
  • Artillerie-Kommandeur Nr. 215
    • Feldartillerie-Regiment Nr. 274
  • Division-Nachrichtung-Kommandeur Nr. 215

Chronology[edit]

1916

  • 15 September–17 September – In reserve behind Armee-Abteilung A in France
  • 18 September–2 November – Frontline service in Champagne
  • 2–8 November – Transported to the Eastern Front
  • 8 November–31 December – Frontline service on Upper Styr and Stochod rivers

1917

  • 1 January–1 December – Frontline service on Upper Styr and Stochod rivers
  • 2 December–17 December – Ceasefire on Eastern Front
  • 18 December–31 December – Armistice on Eastern Front

1918

  • 1 January–18 February – Armistice on Eastern Front
  • 18 February–21 June – Service in Ukraine
  • 22 June – 5 November – Occupation of Ukraine
  • 16 November–31 December – Withdrawal from Ukraine

1919

  • 1 January–16 March – Withdrawal from Ukraine

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